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Lynn (Marilyn) Crilly Lee

December 12, 1937August 17, 2020

Lynn (Marilyn) Crilly Lee passed away on August 17, 2020 in Houston, Texas. She was born December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, to Frances (nee Flaherty) and Patrick John Crilly.

In 1950 Lynn moved to Peoria, Illinois where she attended the Academy of Our Lady high school. She received her B.S. from Bradley University and her MSW from the University of Denver after which she worked for the State of Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services. In 1964 she married Jerry Allan Lee and together they had four children and eleven grandchildren. Their children were raised in Columbus, Nebraska and Poughkeepsie, New York.

After her husband’s retirement, they moved to Punta Gorda, Florida where they both enjoyed many hours of fishing, boating and reading.

Beloved by all who new knew her, Lynn had many interests and hobbies and the greatest of these was her family.

An avid reader, with an almost met bucket list goal of reading 1000 books in retirement, she also loved to write both poetry and prose and was a published poet. As an amateur genealogist, she explored her own ancestry, along with that of her husband and each of her four in-law children. Surviving are her three daughters, Christine (Brian) Scott, Kathleen (Carl) Johnson, Jennifer (Michael) Klein, and one son, Matthew (Mimi) Lee. Also surviving are grandchildren Nicholas and Jake Scott, Ken, Caitlyn and Craig Johnson, Julia and Alexander Klein, Daniel and Andrew Lee, and step grandchildren Anna Kate and Mason Ruebsamen, several nieces and nephews, many cousins, and a number of very dear old friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, Pat Smith.


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Paula McLemore

August 20, 2020

Three beautiful ladies! So precious to us all!

Theresa Strong

August 20, 2020

One of my favorite memories of “mom” Lee was sitting in on a quiet bench in the midst of the Rodeo Carnival. We talked about frozen Snickers and deep-fried Twinkies but final decided on ice cream in a HUGE waffle cone. “Mom” laughed when I dripped on my shirt and she comforted when I cried talking about Tom. We never had enough time together during her visits to Houston but her smile and laugh made every minute count. She remains a blessing in my life.


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