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Lee Lorenzen

February 21, 1924 - February 26, 2017


Former Powell River Municipal Councillor (1996-99) and longtime Wildwood resident,Lee led a busy and varied life. She was born in Silver Bow,Montana to Dick Garnett and Lucile WIlliams. She was the descendant of the first white settler in the Dakota Territories,a Confederate Army doctor and “a passel of Kentucky and Missouri pioneering folk”. Her childhood was spent on the farms near Butte and Helena,MT. In 1940,her family moved to northern Idaho where she attended junior college. During WWII,she worked as a switchboard operator,manned an Idaho forestry lookout tower and wielded a cutting torch at Swan Island shipyard in Portland. In 1947,she and her husband converted 300 Missouri acres of rocks and forest into a farm and built two houses. The family spent the early sixties on Oregon ranches. In 1968,the family emigrated to Bella Coola,built another house and she worked several years as a float camp cook. In 1974 she moved to Powell River and began building her log house in Wildwood with the help of visiting family and friends. She drove bus and supervised the woodshop for the Artaban center for the handicapped. After retirement,she served a family history mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City.
    She was self reliant and believed that everyone should take care of their own problems to the fullest extent of their ability. She demonstrated that dreams come true when accompanied by a lot of really hard work.
     Surviving family members include one sister,Nan Klehm (Kalispel,MT),two daughters,Jane Brandenburg (Kings Valley,OR) and Carol McCarthy (Fayetteville,WV) and son,Lee Lorenzen (Powell River). Other surviving members include eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
      The family extends their warmest thanks to the staff at Willingdon Creek Village (House 3) for their competence,their care and the support they gave to our mom.  
     Memorial services will be held Tuesday,March 7th,1:30pm at the Powell River Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 6592 Courtnay St. Memorial donations: Powell River Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or LDS Humanitarian Aid.



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From: Kari Klehm
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Jane, Carol and Lee (and your families), we are so sorry to lose Aique in the “here” but surely will meet again in the “after”. Her strength of character lives on in all of you. All our love to you. K

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 7, 2017
Beginning at 1:30pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
6592 Courtenay St.
Powell River, BC Canada

6592 Courtenay St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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