Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA


Robert John Lee

August 2, 1938May 15, 2020

Robert J. Lee , age 81, of Spokane, Washington passed away on May 15, 2020. Robert Lee was born on August 2, 1938 in Watsonville, California to Albert T. and Juanita Lee. He graduated from Metaline Falls High School in 1957. In 1984, he moved to Ione, WA and accepeted a position as a Maintenance Supervisor at Box Canyon Dam, where he worked for more than 20 years. Robert married Buddy G. Botts in 1957 and the couple had six children together. He was a devouted Christian and was deeply involved with his church, the Lions Clubs, and Jaycees, the majority of his life. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry, flying, welding, camping, and building. His family and friends will always think of him as a friendly and easygoing person. Robert is survived by his wife Buddy and his children Rebecca Mikesh (Scappoose, OR), Roberta Borders (Baker City, OR), Charla Willis (Lacey, WA), Robert T. Lee (Spokane, WA) and Daphne Fillebrown (Kennewick, WA). He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, son, and a granddaughter. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1:00pm on May 30th on the grounds of Ball & Dodd Funeral Home with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert’s life. The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for the care of Robert and Ball & Dodd for allowing use of their property. Cards and flowers may be sent to 1718 E Lincoln Rd A-104, Spokane, WA 99217. Donations may be made in Robert’s name to any charity organization of your choice.


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