Lois Benson Lee, 87, of Freedom, CA died on Monday, March 4, 2013.
She was born June 16, 1925, in Parowan, Utah, and moved to California shortly after marrying in 1945. Lois worked in Watsonville for many years, first at Montgomery Ward Retail and then as an administrative secretary for Rosewall & Sons, Inc. She volunteered her time at Watsonville Community Hospital as a Service League member and worked at her local election precincts. Lois is survived by her 4 children, Robert V. Lee of Yreka, CA; Gary J. Lee (Jennifer) of Watsonville, CA; Patricia Anderson (Craig) of Aptos, CA; and Kathy Wilcox (Brent) of Watsonville, CA. She is also survived by 2 brothers; James Benson and Lloyd Benson of Parowan, Utah, and a sister Yvonne McDaniel of Murray, Utah. She has 5 grandchildren: Robin Wilcox Leland, Jamie Wilcox LaGrange, Briana Lee, Kelly Lee, and William Lee, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Robert M. Lee, and 2 sisters, Retha Benson and Norma Robinson. Lois was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Watsonville Ward. Services will be held at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel in Watsonville on Saturday, March 9th, at 11:00am. Private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Moreland Notre Dame School, 133 Brennan St., Watsonville, CA 95076.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Patrick and Debra Molina Carroll, Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville. www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.For the complete article see the 03-07-2013 issue.
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