Esther Ann Walker Lee, 2 May 1867 - Dec 1942



Garfield County News, Dec. 31, 1942, Page 1

Esther Ann W. Lee Is Buried Here Thursday Afternoon - Daughter of Pioneer
Southern Utah Residents Answers Final Summons


    Last sad rites for Mrs. Esther Ann Walker Lee, 75, were held Thursday 
afternoon of last week in the North Ward chapel. Bishop Rudolph Church was 
in charge of the program.

    Mrs. Lee died at the family home here Tuesday of last week following a 
short illness from a stomach ailment.
 
    Speakers at the services were Ralph DeLong and Hans P. Ipson. Two poems, 
written by Mrs. Eliza Hatch, were read by the author.

    Musical numbers included the opening and closing numbers by the choir, a 
solo by Mrs. Ellis Crosby, a duet selection by Belle Cooper and Illeta Reid 
and a duet selection by Mrs. Earl Marshall and Illeta Reid. J.E. Heywood 
offered the invocation, and the benediction was pronounced by John S. 
Crosby.

    Following the services, the remains were taken to the Panguitch City 
cemetery for burial. The grave was dedicated by N. Orald Henrie.

    Mrs. Lee was a daughter of Joseph and Emma Walker, pioneer residents of 
Cedar City, and was born at Cedar City May 2, 1867. She came to Panguitch in 
1885 and on August 30 of that year was married to Riley G. Lee. Mr. Lee died 
several years ago.

    She was a member of the LDS church and worked in the Relief Society for 
many years.

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mae Menson and Mrs. Dellerene 
Clark of Parowan; a grandson, whom she raised, Chant Lee, who is serving in 
the Army; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ashdown; and one brother, Reuben Walker, 
both of Cedar City.

    Chant Lee, a grandson of Mrs. Lee, who is serving with the armed forces, 
came to attend the funeral, but arrived too late.