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Eva (Eve) Mae Lee, 86, of Prescott, died June 22, 2007

Eva (Eve) Mae Lee, 86, of Prescott, died June 22, 2007. Eve was born on March 3, 1921, in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Rev. Charles and Mabel (McLaren) Lee. She graduated from Townville High School in Pennsylvania in 1937. During World War II, she worked for Embry Riddle University in Florida in the department that trained pilots for the Air Force. In 1947, she moved to New York City where she worked as an administrative assistant to the head of Cinerama, helping to prepare the premier program in that medium.

In 1962, Eve moved to Denver, Colorado, where she held executive secretary positions to the heads of National Jewish Hospital and CF&I Steel. In 1968, she went to Estes Park, Colorado, to work for the Center for Research and Education, first as an administrative assistant and then as editor of The Bridge, a magazine devoted to cross-cultural training. She retired in 1993 and moved to Prescott.

While in New York City, Eve enjoyed the cultural opportunities of concerts and theatre as well as participating in amateur musical productions and singing in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir. In Denver, she sang in the Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church's Westminister Choir including a performance with Duke Ellington of his Second Sacred Service. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, serving as elder in churches in Denver and Prescott, and leading the women's group at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott.

She is survived by her sister Arlene Otten of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, other relatives and many friends. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling and making cards and wall hangings out of pressed flowers.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be on Monday, July 2, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue, Prescott. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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