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James Arthur Lee

September 10, 1942 - September 22, 2014

LEE, James A. (Age 72) Born September 10, 1942 in Vallejo, CA passed away September 22, 2014 in Spokane, WA with his family by his side. Jim attended Shadle Park High School in Spokane, WA then continued his education and graduated from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. Jim taught for Spokane School District 81 with the majority of his career at Roosevelt and Willard Elementary schools. He certainly dedicated his life to educating and coaching kids for 31 years before retiring in 1997. Jim enjoyed golfing, softball, basketball, deep sea fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He touched the lives of so many people with his smile, generosity, and he always had an amazing sense of humor. Jim is survived by his wife Paula, son Jason (Jennifer) Lee, their children-Jessica, Jillian, Janie and Jaxon Lee; his daughter Stacy (Tim) Gallagher, their children-Corbin and Connor Gallagher; his two step-children David and Cory Smith, as well as his special friend Julie Wales. Friends and family are invited to attend a 1:30pm Memorial Service on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Sunset Chapel of Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA 99205. Immediately following will be a Celebration of Life at The Field House Pizza and Pub, 4423 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA. - See more at:


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