Ray D. Lee


Ray D. Lee went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 10. Ray Donald Lee was born May 28, 1942, to Lucille Mary Donaldson Lee of Rockford, Illinois, and Roy Newbern Lee of Willacoochee, Georgia.

Ray graduated high school in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1961, and he was the second son of a military father. Upon high school graduation, Ray served six years in the United States Army; 31.5 months, all of which was overseas.

He later graduated from Central Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree. Then Ray worked for Boeing Aircraft for three years, moving onto the Milwaukee (Milw) Railroad for 10 years as a special officer with the RR police department. He then worked as an apprentice boilermaker with the department of the Navy, serving 23 years as a master boilermaker.

Ray worked for two years as a boiler hand at the Wyoming State Hospital and three years in NDT for Hawkeye Inspection. He believed that NDT was the best boss and place that he ever worked.

Ray enjoyed deer and elk hunting in Wyoming, where he met and married Sharon Ann Pollard Meeks and fell in love, and finally found happiness and peace.

Ray is survived by his wife; her three children, Steven Boyd Meeks of Idaho, JD and Denise (Meeks) Kearl of Utah, and Sam and Anna (Meeks) Smith of Idaho. Ray is also survived by his son, R. Thomas Lee; and a daughter, Nicole D. Lee — both of Puyullup, Washington. Ray was a member of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17,. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City, Utah. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County. Send condolences to gfc-utah.com.