Ilene Anne Lee, 84, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2020.
She was born February 19, 1936 to Fred and Tena Osterbur in Royal, IL. She attended school in Royal and Ogden, graduating from high school in Ogden.
Ilene married Fred C. Ford in 1954 and they had one daughter Vickey in 1955. She later married Kenneth Lee in 1963.
Ilene graduated from Illinois Commercial College and pursued a career in data processing. Her career advanced as she changed duty stations following her husband’s military career. Ken and Ilene lived in Illinois, Florida, Colorado and California over the years. Eventually settling in Watsonville, California at retirement in 1977. Ilene retired from Granite Construction to care for Ken.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth and her sister Myra Luttrell.
She is survived by her daughter Vickey (Ronald) Blakey, grandsons Matt Blakey and Mark Blakey, her brother Marvin (Belva) Osterbur, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family requests memorial contributions be made to Ilene’s favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled American Veterans.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Disabled American Veterans