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Scanlon, Lee


Lee Scanlon

Services: Have been held.

Mr. Lee Edward Scanlon, 68, of Grass Valley, Calif., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in Grass Valley.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1934, in San Francisco, to Roy Scanlon and Lois Ziemer.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Ph.D. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Virginia “Ginger” Bailey on March 16, 2002, in Albuquerque. He was a professor of mass communication from Eastern New Mexico University for 13 years. Family members said he also worked for “Voice of America” in Thailand 35 years ago. He was a member of the American Chess Federation, American Broadcasters Educational Association and a member of the Latter-day Saints Church. Family members said he enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, reading and writing poetry and short stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a step-mother, Kathryn Scanlon.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Sean P. Scanlon of Hermiston, Ore.; a daughter, Rachel A. Scanlon of Willard, Utah; and a grandson, Corey L. Collatz of Willard, Utah.

Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary of Nevada City, Calif.


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