Lee, Mabel Mork Mrs. – Obituary

Mabel Mork Lee, 95, a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 27, 2001.

Mrs. Lee was born on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 1906. She was born two houses down from the chapel, growing up at Edgewood. She went to Puyallup High School, graduating in 1924. She went to nursing school with much urging from her father. She was a 1927 graduate of Tacoma General Hospital in one of the first graduating classes for women at the time.

She worked as a nurse throughout many hospitals in the Northwest, including Seattle. As the years went by she really found that nursing was her calling. During World War II she joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, serving her duty at the Marine hospital.

She married Orin E. Lee in Portland in 1946 and they later moved to Baker City, her husbands hometown. She worked at the hospital in Baker City, sharing her compassion and caring for many of her patients and friends. She retired in 1968.

After her husbands death, she moved back to Puyallup to be near her brother, Nels Mork. Then she moved into an apartment that was built as part of the home of her niece, Naedene. She stayed there for three years.

Later on she lived at Merrill Gardens and then enjoyed her last years at “Our House Too” with the loving care of Jolynn and Denney Satterlee.

She was a member of the Norwegian Luther Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Elks Auxiliary and Local Nursing District 12.

Survivors include her niece, Naedene Seymour of Columbia Falls, Mont.; great-nephews, Phillip Seymour and family, of Kalispell, Mont.; great-nieces, Shelley Brazil and family of San Mateo, Calif.; great-nephew, David Seymour and family of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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