Dorothea Margo "Dori" Lee, 48, Minot, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a Minot hospital following a long battle with diabetes.
Dorothea was born July 27, 1964, in Mahnomen, Minn., to Theodore Carol and Anna (Melin) Lee. She was reared and educated there and in Norma and Zap. As a young adult she resided in Kenmare before moving to Minot in 1985, where she was employed in various jobs before beginning employment in the housekeeping department of UniMed Medical Center in 1997 prior to becoming employed by Trinity Hospital. She retired in 2012 due to a medical disability.
Dori was baptized on June 5, 2011, at Bible Fellowship Church, Minot, by Pastor Duane Deckert. Dori was a member of Bible Fellowship Church and a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Benedict. She especially enjoyed crocheting and pestering her brother and her most obvious character traits were that she was very honest, caring and she always tried to be on time.
Dori is survived by: her brother, Jamie Lee, of Minot, niece, Abbie Ratts, of Rugby, cousins, Dorothy Ann Kohler, of rural Max, aunts and uncles, Robert (Arvilla) Melin, of Mohall, Josephine Larson, of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash., Helen Schock, of Benedict, and Ellen Clark, of Berthold; her cats, Love Bug and Fago; close friend, Louise Lopez and family and numerous cousins and loving friends.
Dori was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Todd Lee.
Celebration of the Life of Dori Lee: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., in Bible Fellowship Church, Minot.
Interment: Will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Kenmare, in the spring.
Visitation: Today, Feb. 14, from noon until 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Clavinova Fund at Bible Fellowship Church or to the animal shelter, both in Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).