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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to  learn of the death of Dean W. Lee of Brighton, who passed
 4    away April 14, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mr. Lee was the owner-operator of Curry Ice  and
 6    Coal  and  former  owner  of  a  farm-to-market  milk-hauling
 7    business; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Lee was born in White Hall on February 20,
 9    1926, to Rollie and Lula Lee; he  was  the  middle  child  of
10    three  siblings;  at  the  age  of  eight,  Mr.  Lee moved to
11    Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School in 1944; and

12        WHEREAS, After he graduated in 1944, Mr. Lee was  drafted
13    by the U.S. Army and participated in the Americal Division in
14    the   Pacific   and  during  the  American  invasion  at  the
15    Philippine Islands during World War II; Mr. Lee  also  served
16    with the American occupational forces in Japan until 1946; he
17    attained the rank of sergeant; and

18        WHEREAS, Months after being discharged from the Army, Mr.
19    Lee  met Dorothy Louis Keith of Alton through mutual friends;
20    they were married in 1947; and

21        WHEREAS, In  1947,  Mr.  Lee  started  working  at  Shell
22    Refinery  in  Wood  River; he worked there for five years and
23    later bought a farm-to-market milk-hauling business, which he
24    operated for 25 years; he delivered milk to several St. Louis
25    area markets; and

26        WHEREAS, In 1975, he became owner-operator of  Curry  Ice
27    and  Coal in Carlinville, a company that would haul coal from
28    mines, rocks from quarries, and sand from pits;  he  operated
29    the  company  for  15  years  and  retired  in 1990; in 1988,
30    Mid-West Truckers awarded Mr. Lee the Class  3  Truck  Driver
31    Award  for  achieving  5  million  miles  without a ticket or
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 1    accident; and

 2        WHEREAS, In retirement, Mr. Lee took computer classes  at
 3    Lewis  and  Clark  College in Godfrey and became a home-based
 4    computer operator, where he made business cards  and  address
 5    labels for his wife's business and for his children; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Lee's  children and grandchildren were the
 7    most important things in his life, and adding to the joy were
 8    his three great-grandchildren; he was a Boy Scout leader  and
 9    an  Eight-year  member of Salem Presbyterian Church, where he
10    served as elder and a clerk; Mr. Lee enjoyed woodworking  and
11    gardening; and

12        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Lee will be deeply missed by all those who
13    knew him and loved him, especially  his  wife,  Dorothy;  his
14    son,  Gary  Lee;  his two daughters, Barbara Hinkle and Carol
15    Brand; his brother, Donald Lee; his sister, Fern Edwards; his
16    five grandchildren; his two  step  grandchildren;  his  three
17    great-grandchildren;    and    his   step   great-grandchild;
18    therefore, be it

20    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
21    his family and  friends,  the  passing  of  Dean  W.  Lee  of
22    Brighton; and be it further

23        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
24    presented to the family of  Dean  W.  Lee  with  our  sincere
25    condolences.

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