Richard Allan Lee

Richard Allan Lee

August 05, 1929 - January 10, 2009

Richard Allan Lee

August 05, 1929 - January 10, 2009


Lee, Richard Allan ‘Dick’, 79 of Irvine, passed away peacefully at home on January 10th, 2009. He was born August 5th, 1929 in Renton, Washington. One of eleven children, he lived on the family farm in Mt. Hood, Hood River and Portland, Oregon. In the forties he joined the U.S. Army paratroopers and eventually returned to Oregon. He moved to Southern California in 1968 and married Patricia in 1969. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A retired Teamster driver of 37 years, he obtained an award for One Million Miles without a safety incident. Dick cherished his family and is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patricia; his children, Michael, Patrick, Gary, Barry, Gregory, Corinne and Robin; brothers, Kenneth Lee of O’Fallon, MO., Eugene Lee of Portland, OR.; sisters, Jean Hoeninger of St. Louis, MO., and Shirley Greenman of Santa Ana, CA. as well as 21 grand-children and 18 great grand-children. We are very proud of Dad Poppa, and he will be greatly missed. Funeral arrangements will be held January 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA. Condolences.

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25 responses to Richard Allan Lee

  1. Grandpa, you were the true meaning of family. We all loved you and understand that you lived your life for my mom, her brothers and my grandma. Some things we will never understand like the nasty sandwiches with mayo, butter, jam with whip cream or when I was little and how your old candy drawer never ended. I do know that nothing in this world is meaningful and I know you are in Heaven smiling down upon us all. We love you grandpa and you have left a legacy for all your loved ones.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
    There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

  2. You’ll be forever in our hearts. You will be greatly missed Papa and I love you!

  3. Mary Kouns says:

    Corinne: Just had to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We love you and are thinking about you!! Give Chelsee and Josh a hug from us!! Much love, The Kouns Family

  4. Pa, what a blessing you have been in my life. And what an amazing grandpa you were to my kids. There are so many wonderful memorie I treasure, they serve as a healing balm for me now. Save me a seat at the domino table.

    Love you!

  5. Susanne says:


    I wanted to say that I will miss you and that I Love you very much. I am blessed that I had the chance to spend some time with you at Christmas and some quality time with you for several days after. I didn’t get the chance to get to know you as much as others have had the chance, but from what I know and have heard you are a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandpa and much more. The lasting of your marriage shows true love and dedication and I just hope and Pray that my marriage will be just as fulfilled. I know that my family and I will be able to rejoice with you again one day, but until than I Love you and am proud to call you “My Poppa”.

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