Kenneth (Ken) George Lee, 96, of Culver
City, CA passed away peacefully in
his sleep in the presence of family on February 20, 2018 from complications
following a bout with the flu while on a golfing trip in the Phoenix area.
Funeral Services will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral
Chapel in Boise, ID on March 2 at 2 PM. Graveside services will follow at the
Oakley, ID Cemetery on Monday, March 5, at 1 PM.
Ken was born in Oakley to Knute and Guri Lee on February 13,
1922. Growing up on a farm taught him a solid work ethic, to plan for the future,
and neighborly love that proved to be immensely valuable to him for the rest of
his life. Ken went to high school in Oakley where he excelled in sports and was
the Student Body President, graduating in 1939. He went on to earn 4 degrees in
civil and electrical engineering at Utah
State, the University of Utah,
Ken also served in the Marines from 1943 to 1946 as a radar
officer and ran his own private business for 5 years with his brother before
starting his engineering career.
In 1954 Ken began a very successful and challenging 33-year
career at Hughes Aircraft in the Los
Angeles area where he worked in various programs
involving radar systems, including training and performing radar systems
engineering for numerous military aircraft programs, including the F-14 and
After retiring in 1987, Ken enjoyed golfing, spending time
with family, doing TV repairs for friends, and helping his condominium
neighbors in Culver City
with repairs and financial affairs. Ken was loved dearly by all those he came
in contact with. Among the many qualities he was endeared for were his:
kindness, likeability, generosity, helpfulness, conscientiousness, quick
humored, spellbinding storyteller, and can-do attitude. Ken stayed young by
helping others which made him love life to the utmost.
His mind was razor sharp to the very end.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Ellen
Gorringe; a niece Muriel Lee; nephew Larry Gorringe; and a great nephew Andrew
Gorringe. Ken is survived by his brother Norm; his nephews Jim Gorringe and Stephen Lee; nieces Gloria Stanton, Judy Huizinga,
Vicki Hull, and Cindy Gonzales; 15 great nephews/nieces; 16 great-great
nephews/nieces; 3 great-great-great nephews/nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Americare Hospice and Palliative Care, 1212 N. Spencer St., STE 2, Mesa,