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Marion Lee

August 29, 1932 — March 6, 2024

Marion Coleen Putnam Lee our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother past away peacefully at Rocky Mountain Care in Evanston, Wyoming on March 6, 2024.

Marion was the first born of 9 children in Ogden, Utah at the Dee Hospital on August 29, 1932 to Elden and Olive Putnam. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Marion married Robert Ralph Lee on August 25, 1950 in Evanston, Wyoming. They were married for 71 wonderful years. They had four lovely daughters, Linda, Brenda, Bobbi and Jeana. Marion and Ralph had many lasting friendships because of their friendly nature and being snowbirds for most of their retirement.

Marion held many callings in her lifetime, such as teaching Sunday School, Relief Society Homemaking leader, Primary and she was an exceptional Visiting Teacher.

She did much service for others, spending many hours doing Genealogy, especially with her mother and sisters. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Some of the jobs and hobbies Marion had during her life were: managing an ice cream shop at Freemans Cafe when slot machines were in style. She was a clerk at the Cornet store (the five and dime) She worked in the kitchen as a baker at the Wyoming State Hospital. She made Spudnuts at the bake shop for only two weeks, she quit because she wanted to go on a date not exactly sure who the lucky guy was!

When she was first married she was a nurses aid in a Kentucky hospital while her husband was in the army tank battalion. When her daughters were small children she also studied to become an Interior Decorator. She was very talented in decorating especially in her own home.

 Selling Avon was another avenue she chose to explore. She was a top salesman earning three Porcelain Dolls from the President's Club which was Avon's very best salesman for 1986, 1987 and 1988. In her later years she was the head baker at UCSD #1 for eleven years, retiring in 1992.

One of Marion's best success stories was doing the Cancer Crusade earning "First Over Goal" and "Excellent Unit Goal" helping to raise money for Cancer. She did this with the help of her mother and a lot of wonderful volunteers. Marion persuaded this endeavor because of the love she had for her brother Blaine Putnam who was battling cancer at this time.

Marion is survived by her daughters Linda Kunz (Scott), Brenda Gerrard (Clifford), Roberta "Bobbi" Child (Boyd), Jeana Cooper (Clay), fifteen grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandson, four sisters Glenna Stonebraker, Sally Thornhill, Elda Wickham and Barbara Peterson, 2 brother- in- laws Stuart Lee, Dale Peterson, sisters in law Toby Putnam, Rayito Putnam and Connie Nyman, and many nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, parents, grandparents, sister Judy Kay Putnam, brothers Deverl Putnam "Bub", Blaine Putnam, Danny Putnam several brother and sister in laws nieces and nephews.

Our family appreciates the love, support and care our mother received from the staff at Rocky Mountain Care. We also appreciate all the love and support from family and friends with visits and special calls and text messages throughout this time of losing our mother.

Funeral services will be held Monday March 11, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Evanston 4th Ward Chapel, 201 Sage Street, Evanston. Visitation will be from 9:30 till 10:45 prior to services.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marion Lee, please visit our flower store.

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