LaMoine Russell Driscoll
September 5, 1915 – November 30, 2018
Lamoine “Lee” R. Driscoll was born September 5, 1915 to Albert and Jennie Lindsay Driscoll in Leadmine, Wisconsin. He attended school in that area and graduated from high school in Benton, Wisconsin. He went on to graduate from the University of Dubuque Iowa in 1937 and took graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. For five years, Lee taught high school and, in 1942, enlisted in the Army, serving with the Engineers in the Aleutian Islands until 1945. Before leaving for Alaska, Lee met a girl at a USO dance in Seattle. On May 19, 1945, he and Isabelle Jenne were married in Enumclaw, Washington. They soon moved to Yakima, Washington and in 1947, were joined by a son, John Albert. Lee managed the Yakima Business College for 22 years, followed by 17 years with Harris Office Equipment before retiring in 1987. He and Isabelle enjoyed travel especially to places where she could be inspired by and capture images in her watercolor paintings. They were devoted and very proud grandparents to their three grandchildren. After Isabelle’s death in 1999, Lee stayed in Yakima, continuing his active participation in the First Presbyterian Church and volunteering at Nob Hill elementary school. In 2015, Lee moved to California to live with his son, moving again with John and Ellen to Portland, Oregon in 2017. He recently celebrated his 103rd birthday with much fanfare and cupcakes. On November 30, 2018, Lee died peacefully with family at his side. He will be laid to rest beside Isabelle at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. Lee leaves behind a sister, Jeanette Giron of St. Paul, Minnesota as well as his son, John Albert, daughter-in-law, Ellen, granddaughter, Amanda Driscoll of Baltimore, Maryland, grandsons Parker Driscoll of Palmdale, California and Benjamin Driscoll (Alexandra) of Washington D.C.