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LUCY MAE BRETT

(Lee Brett)
September 13, 1926 - January 6, 2013
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Lucy Mae (Lee) Brett Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, and Friend   Lee was born to Chester and Eva Mae Burn in Aqujita, in the state of  Coahuila, Old Mexico, on September 13, 1926.  The family had moved there from Climax (now Leadville) Colorado for Chester to take a job teaching the Natives the Electrician Trade.  She joined a brother, Chester (Chet) who was nine years old.  When Lee was 8, the family moved back to Colorado.  Chester went to work mining Molybdenum, which is used for hardening Steele.  Lee attended schools in Climax and after graduation attended The University of...


Lucy Mae (Lee) Brett



Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, and Friend



 



Lee was born to Chester and Eva Mae Burn in Aqujita, in the state of  Coahuila, Old Mexico, on September 13, 1926.  The family had moved there from Climax (now Leadville) Colorado for Chester to take a job teaching the Natives the Electrician Trade.  She joined a brother, Chester (Chet) who was nine years old.  When Lee was 8, the family moved back to Colorado.  Chester went to work mining Molybdenum, which is used for hardening Steele.



 Lee attended schools in Climax and after graduation attended The University of Denver for two years.  During this time she met Vernon James (Jim) Brett on a blind date.  They married on September 27th, 1947 six months after meeting.  They continued this love affair for 55 years, until Jim passed away in 2002.



In the spring of 1952, they moved to Seattle Washington.  Jim took a job as a graphic engineer for the Boeing Company.  They brought their 18 month old daughter, Janice (Jan) with them.  In 1953 Jan became a big sister to Steven (Steve).  They purchased a new home in 1956 in South Seattle, and Lee remained in this home until she was too ill to take care of herself.



In 1958 Jim gave Lee an ultimatum, to have another Baby, or get a job.  Lee’s choice was to have another baby, and in April of 1959 delivered twins Tim and Kim (Rick).  This was a shock as ultrasounds were not done, and twins didn’t run in their families.  Jim happily made room for the newest additions.



The family made frequent trips back to Colorado to visit. Jim and Lee became world travelers, often accompanied by Lee’s brother Chet and his Wife.



Jim and Lee both were from Masonic Families. Lee joined Eastern Star when she was 18 years old, which made her a 68 year member at the time of her death.  In the 1970’s Jim joined Delta Lodge in Tukwila, and Lee joined Delta Chapter 109 OES.  They served as Worthy Matron and Patron together twice.  They were both Life members of Delta Chapter.



Lee liked to be the “princess” and Jim was always great at taking care of her every whim.  He built her a party room and the bath of her dreams.  Lee was fond of having bridge parties and they would play with their friends late into the night.  Lee loved music, so Jim purchased an organ, which she taught herself to play.  Her favorite time of year was Christmas and the house was always decorated to the hilt.



Lee did not like to cook, so much of the family food was prepared by Jim and Jan.  Ironically Steve is also a cook on an Alaskan fishing vessel.   Lee loved flowers, her favorite was the “Blue Rose”.    Blue was also her favorite color.                                                                                                                                                          In 1968 Lee went to work for JC Penny in the security department, and worked there until her retirement in 1988.  Jim and Lee also had a passion for fishing and spent many happy hours on their boat in Puget Sound.    Her Life was full of adventures and stories she told to her children and grandchildren.  She lived a truly wonderful life.



Lee is preceded in death by her Loving Husband Jim, her father Chester, and Mother Eva, brother Chet and his wife.   She is survived by her four children; best friend daughter Jan (Sean), sons, Steve, Tim (Coleen), Rick, (Taunie), 7 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 11 great grandchildren.



 



Because of you, I love a little more.



Because of you, I take time to give an extra kiss good-bye.



Because of you, there may be dust on the window sill, and I don’t care.



Because of you, I live today, before I worry about tomorrow.



Because of you, I don’t give up quite as fast.



Because of you, I still believe in rainbows.



Because of you, now I can help or listen more.



Because of you, today, I am me.



Lee, you are loved, and truly,



“Fairest Among thousands, Altogether Lovely”



 



Sincere thanks to



 Group Health Hospice and AMG adult family home



for their compassionate care of our Mother.



 They gave her dignity and respect, and made her final days a blessing.



 



In Lieu of Flowers:



Donations would be appreciated to, Group Health Hospice, Eastern Star or charity of your choice.


"First, I need to appologize to Jan, Steve, Rick and Tim and the extended family, and of course to you, for not being there for the services. I came down..." Jerry Burn (Beaverton, OR)

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