Rose C. Lee

Pat Devereux 11/1/04 Please put in the Record Courier and Tahoe Tribune after you proof. Photos are attached to the hard copy

A celebration of life for Rose C. Lee, 88, a Lake Tahoe resident for the past 68 years, will be from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at her home.

There will be a private internment in her family plot in the Genoa Cemetery.

Mrs. Lee died Oct. 21, 2004, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. She was born April 4, 1916, in Bodie, Calif., to Frank and Mary Canonica.

She moved to Genoa when she was 6 months old, attended local schools, and graduated from Douglas County High School in Minden.

She married Ernest "Ernie" Lee in 1936 in Reno.

Mrs. Lee worked with her husband for Zephyr Cove Lodge. After moving to Glenbrook in 1945, they worked for Max C. Fleischmann for 20 years. She operated the switchboard and worked part-time as a postal clerk in the old Glenbrook Lodge. For two winters in the 1940s, they co-managed the White Hills Ski Resort on Spooner Summit. She became postmaster of the Glenbrook Post Office in 1970, and served in that capacity until her retirement in 1982.

She was active in the Carson City Rebekah Lodge, Independent Order of Oddfellows and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Carson City.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970 in Glenbrook; daughter, Michelle Geer in 1990; and sister; Esther Copeland in 1998.

Among her survivors are her sister Alma M. Franklin of Carson City; brother, Frank Canonica of Marysville, Calif.; eight nieces; one nephew; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Nevada Human Society.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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