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Lee Tracy Obituary
LEE TRACY Lee Tracy was born on March 29, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Orville and Mary Tracy. He passed away at his home in Reche Canyon on April 26, 2016, at the age of 91. At a young age his family moved to Inglewood, CA where he spent most of his youth. At the age of 16, he "exaggerated" his age and joined the U.S. Air Force to fight in the Korean War. During his more than 10 years in the Air Force he was a radioman, a cook, and played in an Air Force band. He was stationed many places, including Korea and Japan, and achieved the rank of Senior Master Sargeant. Following his discharge he attended San Bernardino Valley College and Riverside Community College to earn his high school diploma. He attended USC working toward a degree in Architecture. He worked with Clinton Marr and Associates for many years designing several buildings and homes in the Inland Empire. Lee married Nan in 1953 and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary on March 7th of this year. Lee had many interests including boats, airplanes, animals (especially horses), singing and music in general. He and Nan had many boats over the years and lived on one for 12 years at the Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego, where Lee had started his own spec writing company. Lee was a member of Southwestern Yacht Club, twice a commander in Hollywood Yacht Club and Arrowhead Sail and Power where he and Nan made many life long friends. Lee and Nan traveled extensively visiting and enjoying most of the European and Scandinavian countries. In the early 2000s they built a home on grandson Patrick's ranch to be closer to a growing family. Their home overlooks one of the horse corrals and the windmill with an excellent view of the great grandsons riding dirt bikes in the hills and the local burro herd grazing those same hills. Lee is survived by his wife, Nan; his sister Martha (Dick) of Washington; son Larry of France; daughter Penny (Frank) of Bloomington, CA; son Rick of Wrightwood, CA; grandchildren include Frederick (Regine) of France, Patrick (Michelle) of Reche Canyon, CA, Kelly Lee (Eddie) of Oak Hills, CA, and "Mikey" (Courtney) of Wrightwood, CA. He also leaves 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson, Connor of Texas, as well as his beloved dog, "Rocky." An Open House/Celebration of Lee's life is planned for June 5 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Bar 3x Ranch in Reche Canyon. Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of choice.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 29, 2016
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