Robert E. Lee, 69, range keeper for the state game department at the Kettle Falls game farm died suddenly from a heart attack while attending an auction sale in Colville Saturday [May 1, 1954]. He was born May 17, 1884 at Walla Walla and resided at Kettle Falls the past five years.
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Survivors include his wife Hattie at the home; one daughter Mrs. Rex Jones [Roberta] of Dayton, Wash., a son Robert Lee Jr., of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Jos. Wilkenson [Charlotte] of Omak and Mrs. Carl Penner [Edith] and Mrs. Guy Kent [Margaret] of Walla Walla; three brothers, Roy T. Lee of Spokane, John H. Lee of Pendleton, Ore., and Theodore R. Lee of Walla Walla, and two grandchildren.
The body was taken to Walla Walla by the Moser & Egger funeral home for final services. Interment was in the Blue Mountain Cemetery, Walla Walla.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman