He is also survived by Shirley's children, Richard Van Kirk, his wife Mary, and their children Jared, Sarah and Madelyn; Joaline Garvey, her husband Shad, and their children Courtney and Ashlyn; and Laurena Karrle, her husband Ben, and daughter, Shayna; and by Shirley's sisters, Donna Carron and Nanette Meyer, and her husband Bob.Lee was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, James Squire.Rexford Dewey Christensen, born in Blackfoot on June 3, 1924, died in Orofino on Dec. When he was almost a year old, his mother carried him a block down the street to visit her friend who had that day given birth to Edith Clark. Postal Inspection Service for over 20 years and as a police chief for Amtrak in Los Angeles, CA for five, before retiring in 1982 to Blackfoot.Rex met her the day she was born, and would marry her 19 years later in 1944. At the end of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-29. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Utilizing one last move provided by the military, Lee, Phyllis, and their youngest daughter, Jackye, moved to Moscow where he was accepted to the University of Idaho College of Law.
In 1999, he was selected to be the Magistrate for Clearwater County in the Second Judicial District of Idaho.This appointment was a great honor to him, and he took being a Judge very seriously.In 2004, Lee retired due to the declining health of his beloved Phyllis.Lee also leaves behind many, many long-time and much-beloved friends.Services will be held at the Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge in Orofino on Saturday, Jan. The family requests that, if possible, attendees whose calling has required the wearing of a uniform, active duty or retired, to please wear your uniform to the service.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Squire Family Education Foundation, Clearwater County EMS Department, the Orofino Kiwanis Club, or the charity of your choice. 25, 2012, from age-related causes at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston. 28, 1925, to Howard and Minnie Snyder (Bonner) in Weippe. Joyce was a caregiver for family members and loved to cook and bake for her family. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston and burial is at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home.She traveled to Europe, Mexico, Canada and extensively in the United States with her husband and children. The family would also like to thank Diana Stamper, Joyce's personal caregiver and all the staff at the Idaho State Veterans Home for the wonderful care Joyce received. 11, 1918, in Southwick, to Walter and Clara Bateman; she was the third of five sisters.In 2010, Lee began corresponding with Shirley Van Kirk, with whom he had attended the same high school, she being a year behind him.After a brief courtship, they were married in July, 2012.She was an avid homemaker and an outstanding cook and baker.She was well known for her quilting, crafting, and artistic abilities.