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Western Slope Obituaries 5-10-10

Rowena D. Lee, 90, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away April 21, 2010 peacefully at her home.

She was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on Feb. 21, 1920. Rowena was the 14th of 16 children. Her father was Frank L. Davis and her mother was Alvaretta Harmon Davis of Sugar City, Idaho.

She went to elementary school in Sugar City, Idaho and high school was in Rexburg, Idaho. She graduated from what was then Rick’s College (which is know BYU Idaho College). She taught in St. Anthony, Idaho elementary schools for a couple of years and then moved to California.

She fell in love with Joseph Donald Kelly, who was in the U.S. Army during World War II. They married March 18, 1945. They had two girls, Dorothy and Rowena Kelly. Joe was killed in a car accident in 1958. Rowena took her two girls to live with her sister Phyllis’ family for two years so she could complete her teaching certificate for the State of California at UCLA. She taught school in California from 1960 through 1966. Her daughter Rowena drowned in 1964.

Rowena fell in love and married Oliver E. Lee on Dec. 18, 1966. She taught school in Mead, Colo., for many years before retiring to travel and enjy life with her family.

She is survived by her husband Oliver E. Lee of Cedaredge, Colo., her daughter Dorothy Kelly of Eckert, Colo., and one brother, Earl Kay Davis and his wife Florence Hebron Davis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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Rowena D. Lee, 90, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away April 21, 2010 peacefully at her home.

She was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on Feb. 21, 1920. Rowena was the 14th of 16 children. Her father was Frank L. Davis and her mother was Alvaretta Harmon Davis of Sugar City, Idaho.

She went to elementary school in Sugar City, Idaho and high school was in Rexburg, Idaho. She graduated from what was then Rick’s College (which is know BYU Idaho College). She taught in St. Anthony, Idaho elementary schools for a couple of years and then moved to California.

She fell in love with Joseph Donald Kelly, who was in the U.S. Army during World War II. They married March 18, 1945. They had two girls, Dorothy and Rowena Kelly. Joe was killed in a car accident in 1958. Rowena took her two girls to live with her sister Phyllis’ family for two years so she could complete her teaching certificate for the State of California at UCLA. She taught school in California from 1960 through 1966. Her daughter Rowena drowned in 1964.

Rowena fell in love and married Oliver E. Lee on Dec. 18, 1966. She taught school in Mead, Colo., for many years before retiring to travel and enjy life with her family.

She is survived by her husband Oliver E. Lee of Cedaredge, Colo., her daughter Dorothy Kelly of Eckert, Colo., and one brother, Earl Kay Davis and his wife Florence Hebron Davis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Rowena D. Lee, 90, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away April 21, 2010 peacefully at her home.

She was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on Feb. 21, 1920. Rowena was the 14th of 16 children. Her father was Frank L. Davis and her mother was Alvaretta Harmon Davis of Sugar City, Idaho.

She went to elementary school in Sugar City, Idaho and high school was in Rexburg, Idaho. She graduated from what was then Rick’s College (which is know BYU Idaho College). She taught in St. Anthony, Idaho elementary schools for a couple of years and then moved to California.

She fell in love with Joseph Donald Kelly, who was in the U.S. Army during World War II. They married March 18, 1945. They had two girls, Dorothy and Rowena Kelly. Joe was killed in a car accident in 1958. Rowena took her two girls to live with her sister Phyllis’ family for two years so she could complete her teaching certificate for the State of California at UCLA. She taught school in California from 1960 through 1966. Her daughter Rowena drowned in 1964.

Rowena fell in love and married Oliver E. Lee on Dec. 18, 1966. She taught school in Mead, Colo., for many years before retiring to travel and enjy life with her family.

She is survived by her husband Oliver E. Lee of Cedaredge, Colo., her daughter Dorothy Kelly of Eckert, Colo., and one brother, Earl Kay Davis and his wife Florence Hebron Davis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Rowena D. Lee, 90, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away April 21, 2010 peacefully at her home.

She was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on Feb. 21, 1920. Rowena was the 14th of 16 children. Her father was Frank L. Davis and her mother was Alvaretta Harmon Davis of Sugar City, Idaho.

She went to elementary school in Sugar City, Idaho and high school was in Rexburg, Idaho. She graduated from what was then Rick’s College (which is know BYU Idaho College). She taught in St. Anthony, Idaho elementary schools for a couple of years and then moved to California.

She fell in love with Joseph Donald Kelly, who was in the U.S. Army during World War II. They married March 18, 1945. They had two girls, Dorothy and Rowena Kelly. Joe was killed in a car accident in 1958. Rowena took her two girls to live with her sister Phyllis’ family for two years so she could complete her teaching certificate for the State of California at UCLA. She taught school in California from 1960 through 1966. Her daughter Rowena drowned in 1964.

Rowena fell in love and married Oliver E. Lee on Dec. 18, 1966. She taught school in Mead, Colo., for many years before retiring to travel and enjy life with her family.

She is survived by her husband Oliver E. Lee of Cedaredge, Colo., her daughter Dorothy Kelly of Eckert, Colo., and one brother, Earl Kay Davis and his wife Florence Hebron Davis of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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