She was an avid homemaker and an outstanding cook and baker.
She was well known for her quilting, crafting, and artistic abilities.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Orofino Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. at the Orofino Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m. Wayne is survived by his wife, Karen; his son, Brad and Lori Blue of Hillsboro, OR; his daughter, Brenda and Joe Funaro of Lewiston; his brother, Oren Blue; sisters, Cora Miller of Kamiah and Betty Skinner of Othello, WA; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to a non-profit organization for Parkinson's disease research. Lee grew up in Euclid, OH, where he graduated from Euclid High School, and then joined the United States Marine Corps.
After obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree in 1985, Lee was given the opportunity to share office space with attorneys John Swayne and Steve Calhoun in Orofino where he and Phyllis put down deep roots.
Lee was an active member of the local Kiwanis Club, as well as the Marine Corps League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
They maintained decades-long relationships with many people, who remained dear to them throughout their lives together.
Services will be held at the Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge in Orofino on Saturday, Jan. The family requests that, if possible, attendees whose calling has required the wearing of a uniform, active duty or retired, to please wear your uniform to the service.This appointment was a great honor to him, and he took being a Judge very seriously.In 2004, Lee retired due to the declining health of his beloved Phyllis.He cared for her through the years of her illness, until her death, after 50 years of marriage, in July, 2008.Lee was devastated by her death, but he knew they would be together again one day.While their time together was short, their love for one another was obvious and genuine.