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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Frances L. Lee
August 10, 1922 - May 19, 2020

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 97

Frances Louisa (Sheppard) Lee, 97, passed away on May, 19, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, ND.

Frances was born August 10, 1922 in Williston, ND. She attended grade school at Judson School and completed High School in Williston. She went on to college at Mayville Teachers College and taught for three years in Epping and Wildrose. During that time, she met her husband at a dance and later married Obert Christopher Lee on October 8, 1945 at First Methodist Church in Williston. They lived on the Lee family farm and raised five children: Roberta (Monty) Haugen, Milnor, ND; Vernon (Cindy) Lee, Lonsdale, MN; Harvey (Pat) Lee, Williston, ND; Myron Lee, Williston, ND; and Myra Gartner, Bismarck, ND.

She was very active with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide, and Sunday School where she was superintendent and taught for several years. She also cooked at Pioneer Grade School for a few years. She enjoyed baking bread, gardening, and canning. After Obert retired from farming, they moved to Williston in 1981 where she discovered her love of quilting and was an honorary member of the Dakota Prairie Quilters Guild. She made gorgeous quilts for all her children and grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her five children, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Jean DuPaul of Great Falls, MT and Elsie Gathman, Signal Mountain, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hubbie and Grace (Lovell) Sheppard, her husband, Obert Lee, sister baby Sheppard, and daughter-in-law, Suzi (Bakewell) Lee.

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jon heller (williston , nd )
May 20, 2020
she will be missed by us all
John Gartner (Mandan, North Dakota)
May 20, 2020
Great lady that was an inspiration to all!
Janice(Mischke)Moody (Battleview, North Dakota)
May 20, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother Francis. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Always such a nice quiet lady and so kind. May she Rest In Peace.
Crystal Hanson (Williston, ND)
May 21, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your grandmother Chad and to all of your family. May Our Heavenly Father fill you with His perfect peace during this difficult time and that your broken hearts be healed through the precious memories you shared together. God bless you all, in Jesus Name!
Tracy Hansen (Milnor, ND)
May 21, 2020
Thank you for being the best Grandma ever! Love and miss you so much!
Cindy Pankowski (Williston, North Dakota)
May 21, 2020
Family of Francis, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Its so hard to loose a parent no matter of any age. Rest assured the memories and the love will last through your lifetime. God bless
Hannah Henderson (Williston , North Dakota )
May 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss.She was a nice lady
Prayers for the family
Dave and Janice Arnson (Williston, ND)
May 22, 2020
To Myron and all the Lee Family, we are saddened to learn of Frances passing. I know these last 3 months have been difficult not being able to see your Mom due to Covid. Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.
Verna & Conrad Krahling (Madison, South Dakota )
May 22, 2020
Dear Family of Frances,
We extend our sympathy to you. Your Mom was a
great lady. We have many fond memories of your family--a number of holidays at their place. They were quiet and thoughtful people. The crucified and risen Christ bless you in a special way.
Verna and Con Krahling & Family
Kristen Rehak (Williston , ND)
May 26, 2020
I have had so many great conversations with Frances over the years..... we often talked about family and that she was making quilts for everyone and that eventually, all would have one......she talked about her life with Obert, and I would see them driving back from the Bible Camp Sweet Corn Festival.....I brought her a Bday card, one time and she showed me her cute apartment, fresh bread cooling..... Frances had a quiet smile, twinkle in her eyes and a fun personality.....On one occasion, when she came to the office we told her it was a special day because she had so many appointments with me.... I gave her some roses and Kathy Seeley took a picture of us for our office newsletter..... I always think of that day, because Frances cane all dressed up... necklace and everything.... she looked so cute...... Yes, she was indeed a very special lady.... one of my very favorites
Kitty Parham (GF, MT)
May 26, 2020
Im so sorry for your loss. Im going to miss my Aunty Frances. She meant so much to me. I Love you all my cousins will be Praying for you all.
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