Raymond Lee Roysdon (Lewis) “Lee” passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He was surrounded by many friends who considered Lee family.
Lee was born to Otis Raymond Roysdon and Isabelle Roysdon on March 6, 1927, in Red Lodge, Mont. He grew up on a farm with his mother and stepfather C.A. Lewis, in the Del Rio area just north of Grand Coulee.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Lee often loved to recount his many fond memories of growing up in the Grand Coulee area where everyone was family. He loved sports and could tell you all the names of the Grand Coulee High School basketball and football players from 1950 to 1970. As far as he was concerned, they were the BEST! He loved to watch sports on TV and old westerns. His favorite football team was the 49ers. Last Sunday he watched the Super Bowl.
Lee will always be remembered as helpful, happy and he never complained about anything. He had so many stories of long ago. If life handed Lee lemons, he made lemonade. He will be remember as happy, feared nothing and never seemed to have a care in the world.
A long time member of the Senior Center, he spent many enjoyable days with his friends at the center. His care givers while living at the Senior Manor were Kay Carrier, Barbara Bird and Patti Gross, of whom he thought so fondly.
Lee never married, but he was dearly loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed.
Before going to work for Gerard Building Company, Lee worked on a wheat farm just south of Electric City for Glades Osborn. He worked with Gerard Building Company from 1964 until his retirement in 1989. He loved working with the crew. When work took them out of the area to Omak, Ephrata, Moses Lake and Almira, he enjoyed the trip with the men.
Those of us who love Lee wish to thank the compassionate and dignified care Lee received from Doctor Castrodale and the entire staff at Coulee Medical Center. Contributions may be made in Lee’s memory to the Coulee Medical Center, 411 Fortuyn, Grand Coulee, WA 99133 and/or the Senior Center, 203 Main, Grand Coulee, WA 99133.
At Lee’s request cremation has taken place with a celebration of his life to be announced at a future date. An online register book will be available at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, WA is honored to be serving Lee’s many friends.