Martin Funeral Home


Otho Lee Stephens Jr.

May 23, 1940April 1, 2021

Otha "Lee" Stephens 1940 - 2021

Lee came to El Paso in 1963 made it his home for 58 years. Fell in love and married Donna Lee Monteros in 1965. Lee was born on May 23, 1940 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Otha Lee Stephens Sr. and Flora Popplewell. He had three sisters, Pauline, Gracie, and Gladys. Lee is survived by his beloved wife Donna, his daughter Charlotte Polando and her husband Michael, two grandchildren, Stephen Lee and Saffron Leigh Polando. Brother-in-law Arthur Monteros and sister-in-law Melinda Monteros, sisters-in-law Evelina (Monteros) Singer and Marie Monteros. Brother-in-law Norman Smith of Indiana, nephews Jeff Smith Rhett Smallwood and nieces Melody Smallwood, Monique, Stephanie, Denise and Kimi Monteros. Also to cherish his memory is the Monteros Family and "Lucy", his companion fur baby. Lee won several awards in Sales while working at Montgomery Ward, Lone Star Honda, Starks Cycle Center, Harley Davidson, Gray Heating and Cooling, Mechanical Tech, Scott Heating and Cooling. Lee had a full life enjoying motorcycle desert rides and three wheel bikes and working in his garden. Lee will be remembered not only for his salesmanship but for his honest approach and honorable character. He made life better for many people. His family thanks Dr. Scott Silvia and staff, Dr. Patel and staff, Dr. Deluca and staff and especially Dr. U. Dim and staff and the medical staff at Sierra Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stephens family.


  • Donna Lee Stephens, Wife
  • Charlotte Polando (Michael), Daughter
  • Stephen Lee Polando, Grandson
  • Saffron Leigh Polando, Grandson


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Otho Lee Stephens Jr.

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Janet Monteros

April 6, 2021

Donna and family, I am so sorry. Every moment you shared your memories with all of us, your motorcycle trips with Lee, your contemplative couple moments in your and Lee’s adventures , all enriched our lives. Lee was a strong quiet man, a family man through and through. And we are truly blessed to have known him. We pray for your continued courage in this loss. God bless him, God bless you Donna and your family.

Kathy Poteet

April 5, 2021

Donna, I was so sorry to hear of Lee's passing...may your many years of loving one another be your comfort AND your strength at this sad time.

Irene Villalobos

April 5, 2021

I have always thought of Lee and Donna as my other set of parents. Lee was such a strong, yet gentleman man. He left a lasting impact. My condolences to Donna and his whole family.

Brenda Lino

April 4, 2021

The world has lost a great man. Rest in peace Lee.
Peace be with Donna, Charlotte, kids and family!
You all are in our thoughts and prayers!
The Lino Family

Daniel Hatch

April 3, 2021

Had some good times riding with Lee and Donna.