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Lee Jorgensen

September 21, 1939 — February 26, 2020

On February 26, 2020, our husband, father grandfather and hero, Lee Ray Jorgensen passed away in St. George, Utah at the age of 80. Lee was born September 21, 1939 to Vaud Odin and Norma Mitchell Jorgensen at home in Salem, Utah. He married the love of his life, Barbara Bowen on September 18, 1964. They were later sealed together for eternity in the Manti Temple. Together they raised four children and had an active role in raising their grandchildren.

Lee graduated from Spanish Fork High School and LDS seminary in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the Springville National Guard, both giving him an honorable discharge. Lee loved his hometown of Salem, where he volunteered in many capacities and was a respected member of the community.

Lee had a great love for nature and felt most at peace when he was in the mountains. He found great joy in sportsmanship hunting, camping or even just taking a drive up the canyon. The mountains were his happy place.

Lee was a man of integrity and his word was as good as gold. He was a strong man with a big heart and was willing to help anyone at any time. He was constantly helping his family and considered his children and grandchildren his greatest treasures in this life, with his wife being his crown jewel.

Lee and Barbara stood side by side for over 55 years. They had a mutual respect and trust that was an example to all who know them, and their love for the other was unconditional. Lee often said Barbara was his rock and strength, and she was at the core of anything good in his life.

Lee is survived by his wife Barbara, their children: Jana (Jeff) Mickleson, Shawn (Ashley) Jorgensen, Jed Jorgensen, and Monica (Larry) Rivas; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many other honorary family members Lee took in and helped raise as his own. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11 am in the LDS meetinghouse located at 60 South Main St., Salem, Utah. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.

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