Thomas H. Lee

Thomas H. Lee passed from this life to the next on Saturday May 9, 2020 at age 73.  He struggled with diabetes for many years and declined further with kidney failure earlier this year.  He is survived by his wife, Gretchen, of 51 years, a son and six daughters and their families. His 25th grandchild is due in August.

Tom was well known for his love of food and cooking. He loved making Mexican food and was “famous” for his homemade chips and salsa.  His happiest times were family dinners at his house, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The past several years at Christmas, he played the role of Santa, sitting in his recliner with grandchildren taking a turn on or near his lap, no matter how old they were!  He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

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  • We have wonderful memories of Tom and Gretchen! We were poor young couples and enjoyed having dinner at each others homes. We loved Toms Mexican food and sense of humor! Lee served with Tom in the Bishopric. We spent many a Saturday mornings traveling to the St George Temple. We have been friends for 40 years! You will be missed friend❤️❤️❤️ On to the next adventure!

  • Jennifer Reil
    May 15, 2020 10:59 am

    I love and miss you Uncle Tom! I remember your delicious homemade chips and salsa, they were the best. I also remember the german chocolate cake ice cream in the big 5 gallon tubs from Anderson dairy we used to have at our family dinners. So many happy memories of you and your whole family.

  • Pat and Kent Brooks
    May 15, 2020 1:00 pm

    Many fond memories of Tom and Gretchen from years long past. Love and condolences to you Gretchen and tour family

  • Ken and Kit Lamb
    May 15, 2020 2:18 pm

    Our hearts are broken at the loss of Tom. He made the world a better place

    • To Gretchen and family. Our sincere condolences on the death of Tom a much loved husband, father, and grandfather. We have appreciated and valued the contact with your family through Elizabeth. We did not meet with Tom many times but enjoyed his company when he did come to New Zealand. Our love and prayers are with you at this time. From the Law and Hayward families.

  • Loved Tom all my life – cousin closest to me in age. Have great memories of living next door and then above his family in duplexes when we were very young, and many, many reunions.

  • Rita F Borgos
    May 15, 2020 4:45 pm

    Tom was such a kindhearted welcoming man. His Mexican food was fantastic. His guacamole was amazing. I actually tasted guacamole for the first time at his home and realized what I had been missing out on for many years. I know he is at peace and that he will be missed by so many friends and family. God’s Peace to Gretchen and the Family.

  • Tom McMullin
    May 15, 2020 7:58 pm

    Tom was one of the best friends of my life. His service to our family was an incredible blessing, his counsel to me even when when I needed To be called out, was always with love and caring, and his love for his family was uppermost in his life. Heaven is a better place now that he’s there. The world will miss him.

  • Candace and Mike Fischer
    May 15, 2020 8:36 pm

    Tom was so fun! As Tom and Gretchen were neighbors our children grew up together. We remember how hard working Tom was.
    He was a great bishop and wonderful friend. He will be missed by the Fischer family.

  • Debra Bonner
    May 15, 2020 10:22 pm

    The Bonner Family loves Tom Lee!

  • Bob Acheson
    May 16, 2020 3:25 am

    Tom was my first bishop. He made everyone feel welcomed. I had him ordain me an elder and have remembered that even though it was 33 years ago. Due to his love to the Lord and fellow man, the ward was a true family ward.
    I will miss him.

  • Tom was my bishop when my youngest son was born. Two months later my dad passed. Quite a contrast but Tom was of great spirit and knew just how to help our family. I always remember how many sports jackets he must have had. Every week in church he seemed to have on a different one. He is truly a man of God and God has called him home. God’s eternal assignment for brother Tom has just begun.

  • Dave & Becky Castle
    May 21, 2020 6:32 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Toms passing. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.


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