He was born June 15, 1926 in Bellingham, WA to Lawrence and Millie Bowden.
Lee is survived by his wife of 64 years, Roberta M. Bowden; three children: Murray Lee, Kari Allen (Kent) and Evan Bartlett; five grandchildren: Marc, Sean and Matthew Allen; Blayne and Bethany Bowden; and four great-grandchildren.
After his retirement from the insurance industry he enjoyed spending his summers at Priest Lake and winters in Queen Valley, Arizona.
Lee was an active member of the Spokane Elks Lodge 228.
A Memorial Service will take place at Central Lutheran Church on Friday, February 8, at 11:00am.