John Henry Lee of 828 SE 8th, died Saturday morning [May 5] at a Pendleton hospital. He was 70. He worked for John Deere and Caterpillar companies for 35 years. He lived in this area 25 years.

Survivors are the widow, Mamie; daughters, Mrs. Richard Michael and Jeanne Kelley, both of Portland, and Mrs. John C. Smith, Walla Walla; sons, Bill Whitman of Pendleton and Leo Whitman of Reno, Nev.; sisters Mrs. Carl Penner and Mrs. Guy Kent, both of Walla Walla; brother Ted, Walla Walla and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Groseclose Garden Chapel, Walla Walla, Folsom’s Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

East Oregonian, May 7, 1973
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman