In Memory


William Lee

William "Bill" Lee passed away August 19, 2019.  He was born November 8, 1948 in Pueblo, CO to Howard and Marian Lee.  He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1966 and went on to study psychology at the University of Kansas earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. In the summer of 1973 he moved to Denver and married Janice Wilson in 1974.  They had three children: Sarah, John and Matthew.

In 1981, Bill accepted a pastorship at a small church in Dubois, PA.  Wanting to be closer to his immedite family, he and his family moved back to Ottawa three years later.  Bill was employed in various lines of work until 1987 when he began his career at the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement in August 2018.  In April, 2018, Bill accepted a pastorship at Grace Assembly in Burlingame, KS.

Bill loved music.  He taught himself to play the guitar and the piano, but his passion was playing the cello.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.  He is survived by his wife Janice, his three children and ten grandchildren, his four brothers David, John, Rick, and Tim and two sisters Debbie and Rhoda.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 24, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Ottawa at 3:00 PM.  Visitation will be prior to the service at 2:00 PM.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.


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