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Lee Drew

March 12, 1949 — April 24, 2024

Lee was born on March 12, 1949, in American Fork, Utah, to Elwood and Annie Aleta Huggard Drew. Lee was a welcome and unexpected blessing for his parents and older siblings. He passed suddenly on a beautiful spring day while attending to his garden on April 24th, 2024.

He attended elementary school in Alpine, Utah, until his family moved to Orem in 1961. He then attended Orem Junior High. He graduated from Orem High School in 1967, where he'd been active in track and excelled in his classes. He then attended college at BYU and continued his education throughout his life. Lee had a love of learning and passed that on to his children and grandchildren.

When Lee was seventeen years old, he was introduced to the love of his life, Connie (Young). They were introduced through friends on a blind date but quickly became inseparable. They dated through high school and were married in the Logan Temple on July 18, 1969, for time and all eternity. Lee and Connie began their forever in a small house in Orem, and even now are only temporarily physically separated.

As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lee served as a ward clerk, membership clerk, genealogy teacher, high priest group leader, home teacher, emergency preparedness coordinator, and family history consultant. He served a two-year mission working on the Family History Wiki from January 2012-2014.

Lee was always a hard worker, and at a young age ran a paper route and picked fruit in the summers. He worked at Albertsons grocery store through high school and until his marriage.

Lee was hired by Utah Power and Light as a warehouseman and worked his way up through the company from meter reader, draftsman, planner, district manager for two districts, and finally to Assistant Vice President for the then PacifiCorp. He finished his formal workdays at Footnote in Lindon, Utah.

When Lee was in his late thirties, his passion turned to family history and genealogy. He and Connie went to Copperopolis, California, to visit the graves of some of his ancestors, and there started his life's work. For the rest of his life, Lee looked for his family. His ancestors became very real to him as he found them and their stories and submitted their names to the temple to offer them the blessings of exaltation and allow them to be sealed to their families in an unbreakable chain that spans generations

Although genealogy was his passion, his true love was his family. Lee is preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Aleta; and siblings, LaMar (LaRene), Robert, Dorothy (Roy) Loveridge, and Stanley (Ava-Dean). He is survived by his adored wife, Connie (Young); and his six children, Stacie (Kyle) Sanders, Sean (Teri) Drew, Steffanie (Dudley) Wicker, Shannon (David) Stewart, Shellie (Matthew) Ireland, and Seth (Brooke) Drew. He was also blessed with twenty-three grandchildren and a great-grandchild, of whom he was very proud. They brought him great joy.

Lee's viewing will be held on May 2nd from 9:45-10:45 AM at the LDS church building on 250 West 600 South, Lindon, Utah, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM. Lee will be interred at the Alpine City Cemetery.

Please click on the link below to watch Lee's funeral service via live stream:

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