Lee D. Fief, 65, of Grand Junction, passed away July 12, 2011, after a short battle with liver cancer.
Lee was born Jan. 14, 1946, in Garden City, Kan. Lee and his wife, Paulette Zahnter, of Garden City, were married in Redding, Calif. They lived in Garden City, where their three sons were born.
They relocated to Scott City, Kan., where Lee worked for Wheatland Electric before moving to Steamboat Springs in 1972, where they lived for 35 years.
He retired from Yampa Valley Electric after working there for 33 years. Lee and his wife have lived in Grand Junction since 2007. Lee loved living in Colorado and being in the mountains. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially camping with family and friends at Steamboat Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Irene Fief, as well as three brothers, Gerald, Larrance and Terrance.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, Leroy Fief, of Craig, Mike Fief, of Dallas, and John Fief, of Pueblo West, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A visitation was on Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. The funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday at Livingstone Christian Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Lee Fief to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.