Lee D. Housewright Jr., 89

Published 10:08 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lee D. Housewright Jr., 89, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas Sept. 12, 1921, and died March 22, 2011, in Denver, Colo.

Lee Housewright

Lee’s parents were Georgia Payne Lee, stepfather Robert E. Lee and father Lee D. Housewright, Sr. Lee retired from Hormel Foods, Austin, in 1983, as executive vice president. He was an active member of Rotary International, Masonic Lodge and Shrine, Austin Elks Club, Austin Country Club and Westminster Presbyterian Church. During his time with Hormel in Fremont, Neb., Lee was a Board of Director for the Fremont National Bank, a Fremont school board member, an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy and member of Fremont Country Club. Lee graduated from Riverside High School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1939, and went on to graduate from Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas in industrial engineering. He was a proud Aggie Class of ‘43 and established two President’s Endowed Scholarships and a Sul Ross Scholarship. He was an Endowed Diamond Century Club Member and created an endowed scholarship for industrial and systems engineering students.

Lee served in World War II in the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific and continued in the Army

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Reserves for many years.

Lee is survived by his daughters, Carol Sue Cisler and Sherri (John) Wirth, all of Littleton, Colo.; son-in-law, William Rowe of Bel Air, Md.; four grandchildren: Julie (Michael) Krager, Keith Cisler, Elizabeth Wirth and Christopher Rowe and four great-grandchildren.

Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nell Housewright; daughter, Mary Lee Rowe; stepbrother, Robert J. Lee; mother, Georgia Payne Lee; stepfather, Robert E. Lee and father, Lee D. Housewright, Sr.

Graveside services and internment will be at 10 a.m., March 29, 2011, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas. Memorials to can be directed to: First Christian Church, 612 Throckmorton St., Ft. Worth, TX 76102.