Dr. John R. Lee
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Memorial service
Aug, 7 2021
10:30a.m.
Arcadia Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Dr. John R. Lee

Phoenix - Dr. John R. Lee, 76, of Phoenix, Arizona died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by loving family. He was born in Logan, Utah, the son of Ernest and Virginia Lee. In 1968, he earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University. While playing on the USU golf team, he discovered a love for Arizona when his team played Arizona State University. He received a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Oregon in 1972. After graduation he chose to practice in Arizona but returned to school at Loma Linda University of Dentistry, where he earned a postdoctoral degree in periodontics. He opened a periodontal practice in Scottsdale and later met and married his wife of twenty-three years, Jana Parker Lee. John was embraced and appreciated by her family.

A chance encounter with John was always a happy encounter. He was genuinely glad to meet new people and pleased to see people he already knew. He was a man of enormous kindness and generosity. In addition to being loved by his family, he was much loved by colleagues, patients, friends, and those fortunate enough to have been mentored by him. In his final weeks, several mentees—and their families—reached out to express deep gratitude for his wisdom and guidance.

John enjoyed hefty, historical biographies and was particularly fascinated by Winston Churchill. He loved golf and skiing. Also, Porsches. He liked to watch nature shows and had an unlikely fondness for his stepdaughter Bre's ancient, toothless cat.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard Lee, and sister Marilyn Lee. He is survived by his wife, Jana; his sons, J. Anthony Lee, Christopher Lee, and Brandon Lee; his stepchildren, Joel Parker, Bethany Fortune (Mac), Jonathan Parker, Bre Hanrahan (Chris); and 7 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in John's honor on August 7, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the Arcadia Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4225 N. 56th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary's Food Bank. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com





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Published by The Arizona Republic from Jul. 17 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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ONE OF THE GREATEST GUYS, TO KNOW AND PLAY GOLF WITH FOR THE PAST 20 PLUS YEARS. TO KNOW JOHN WAS AN HONOR. SENT FROM THE FAR SOUTHWEST OF IRELAND. GOD BLESS OUR FRIEND.
CAROL&TOM GILLESPIE
Friend
July 22, 2021
My condolences to Dr. Lee's family members & friends. I was a patient at Dr. Lee's office in Phoenix. I appreciated his warm manner and excellent communication skills. What a wonderful man and dental professional!
Sherry Poppen
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July 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Lee. I will miss hearing his happy voice over the phone. He was such a kind and thoughtful man and he will be missed. Toni from Dr. Linda Zimmerman´s office
Toni Olinger
July 20, 2021
I am so sorry for your your huge loss. John was one in a million! He was such a great guy. He never met a stranger and had a smile and a pat on the back for everyone he met. " Hey partner." He will be missed.
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July 20, 2021
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Simply the Best...................
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July 19, 2021
I offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have been a patient of Dr. Lee for about 35 years and he was always kind, thoughtful and a wonderful man. He will be missed. Rachel and Duane Lashbrook
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