Mary Jane (Mader) Lee

2:06 pm May 22nd, 2014

Mary-Jane-Lee-webThe world has lost a great lady. Mary Jane (Mader) Lee was dedicated to raising her family, playing mom and dad during Roger’s numerous Navy deployments, supporting and caring for her husband and daughters, and helping others. Mary died peacefully on April 20, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA, surrounded by love and family. She was born Aug. 16, 1950 in St. Peter, MN to Leonard and Rosemary (Speikers) Mader and after graduating from McKinley High School in Le Center, MN, she was wed to high school sweetheart Roger Lee. With Roger, she lived in Charleston, SC; LeSueur, MN; Great Lakes, IL; Norfolk, VA; Moss Point, MS; Renton, WA; and, most recently, Eatonville, WA. She was preceded in death by parents Leonard and Rosemary Mader and father-in-law E. Philip Lee. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Roger, cherished daughters Pamela (Dan) Hofer, Victoria (Erik) Swanson, Cassandra (Derek) Lee-McNeill and Mary Lee (Chandler); 5 grandchildren of whom she was truly proud of, and received so much joy from: Nathan, Riley, Chase, Andria and Jasper; siblings in MN: Lucille Meger, Ruth Johnson, Leonard Mader and Glory Duffy, mother-in-law Estelle Lee (MN) and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held April 26 at Eatonville Baptist Church, and interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery.

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