Utilizing one last move provided by the military, Lee, Phyllis, and their youngest daughter, Jackye, moved to Moscow where he was accepted to the University of Idaho College of Law.He and Jackye attended college together for two years, a truly rare and unique opportunity for a father and daughter.
Lee was devastated by her death, but he knew they would be together again one day.She enjoyed quilting and sewing, woodworking and painting, crochet, tatting, and numerous other craft projects. King's Biscuits and Gravy" and for "Dorothy's Lemon Pie." She loved fishing and was well-skilled at catching fish even when others could not.She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Cameron and made many quilts for the church bazaar there.In 1981, Tom and Dorothy moved to Lewiston, where they lived until Tom's death in 1987. Harold and Dorothy lived first on the farm in Cameron, and then in Lewiston.She worked for many years on the family farm, helping to drive grain truck, cooking meals for the farm work crews, and raising her children and grandchildren.He served with Edith in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission and in the Idaho Falls Temple, and he served as Patriarch in the Blackfoot Idaho South Stake.He is survived by his wife, Edith; daughter, Annette Le Baron (Doug) of Orofino; son, Kevin (Lee Ann) of Twentynine Palms, CA; son-in-law, Lynn Call of Ogden, UT; 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.While their time together was short, their love for one another was obvious and genuine.Lee is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; and his three daughters, Laura Meier and her sons, Charles and Zachary; Tammy Gerberding, her husband Bob, and their children Daniel and Andrea; and Jackye Squire.This degree opened the path to achieve his lifetime goal to be an attorney.After retirement from the Navy, Lee was off to law school and his next career.