Dwendon “Mack” Lee, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away Thursday, 21 Sept at the age of 85 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born 24 Mar 1932, in Torrey, Utah the oldest son of Dwendon Amon Lee and Thelma (Maxfield) Lee. Graduating from Utah State University in 1954 with degrees in Political Science and Economics while also in ROTC and was immediately commissioned as a 2 Lt in the US Air Force. While stationed in Texas he met the love of his life, Annette Angela Nault and married her in 1956. Together they were married 61 amazing years with numerous military moves to such interesting locations as California, New Mexico, Texas, Okinawa, Thailand, and North Dakota with his last move, after retiring from the Air Force, being to St George, Utah, in 1979.
While in the Air Force, Mack became a navigator and later an instructor navigator flying KB-29s and KC-135s.
Serving in Strategic Air Command (SAC) he had many duties including nuclear alert combat crewmember, Chief of Wing Scheduling, Chief Wing Navigator Officer and Nuclear Alert Force Facility Commander. He had 70 Vietnam combat missions with over 300 combat hours and over 5000 flight hours total. Among his many military decorations were: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.
After moving to St George in 1979, Mack and Ann teamed up to have a very successful career in real estate sales from 1979 to 2012. As a Real Estate Agent GRI, Mack was a double Centurion, 3 time Top Sales Agent in Utah, Century 21 Hall of Fame in Denver, Top Salesman of Rocky Mountain Region. While a sales agent, Mack considered his long lasting relationships with his customers and fellow agents as one of his best achievements.
Mack’s favorite activities were family centered such as family reunions, encouraging his boys athletic activities, playing bridge with his close friends, golfing here in St George, and rooting (and occassionally cursing) his LA Dodgers.
Mack was preceded in death by his parents, Dwendon and Thelma, brother, Larry and youngest son, James. He is survived by his wife Ann, sisters, Coral Coffey (Jim) and Mary Jean Harmon (Larry). Sons David (Karen) and Glenn, grandchildren James (Lindsey), Kristen (AJ), Samantha (Aaron), and Jimi-Lee. Great grandchildren, Harlee, Sawyer, Scarlett, and Penelope.
Viewing will be 10:00-11:00 AM Wed, 27 Sept at Hughes Mortuary with a military honors graveside service at 11:00 AM at Tonaquint Cemetary. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make donations in care of Wounded Warrior Project, on line at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or by mail to PO BOX 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.