Jessie Ellen Lee, 92 years old passed away January 26, 2021 at her home in Virgin, Utah. Jessie was born August 31, 1928 in Springdale, Utah to Howard and Susan Crawford Ruesch.
Jessie married Budd D. Lee in Hurricane, Utah on October 10, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St George Temple on December 10, 2005.
Jessie was raised in Springdale with nine other siblings, four brothers: Howard, Orlan, Morris, Rulon and five sisters: Clara, Betty, Vada, Karen and Lucy. She loved helping her father with the animals and the garden when her brothers were in the service. She said, she still had to do dishes, mix bread and help in the home.
She went to school in Springdale until the 8th grade and rode the school bus to Hurricane for High School where she met Budd. She graduated from high school. She was always a great wife and mother who taught her daughters her love of making quilts, crocheting, embroidery and reading. She taught all of her children to work and have fun together.
Jessie is preceded in death by her parents and seven of her siblings, her husband Budd D. Lee and son-in-law, Alan Batty.
She is survived by her children Allen B. (Judie), Larena Batty, Brenda Pender, Sharon (Lawrence) Lee, Clayton (Laurie) Lee; sixteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
A family viewing will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 in the Virgin Chapel from 10:30 – 11:30 am following a graveside service at the Virgin Memorial Cemetery at 12:00 noon.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com