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Verline Lee

February 20, 1940 — February 9, 2022


Verline Helen Atwood Lee, 81, of Wendell, Idaho passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (just 11 days shy of her 82nd birthday) at St Luke’s Hospital in Twin Falls from complications of Lymphoma. Verline was born Tuesday, February 20, 1940, to Leona Katherine Tanner and Lewis Emil Atwood and raised at their home in Parker, Idaho.

Verline attended schools at Parker Elementary in Parker, ID and South Freemont High School in St Anthony, ID. In 1955, Verline met the love of her life, Roger Jay Lee, at a social gathering and on May 25, 1956 she became his loving wife and were married for 60 wonderful years. They were sealed in the Boise Temple on May 25, 1996. To this union, two children were born, Janet and Roger “Shane”.

Being that her husband, Roger, worked construction, they would have to move to wherever his job took them. So, each time they had to move Verline would pack up the house and the kids and they would all start singing the song "I've Been Every Where Man" to begin their next adventure. When the kids got older Verline decided they needed to settle down and in 1977 they chose Wendell, Idaho as their home.

Over the years Verline had many hobbies. She loved to read, crochet, cook, travel, and most of all spend time with her family and friends. Her hands were never idle and would always find something to keep her active. She loved working every season in the fish hatcheries and spud harvests, as well as helping out by giving a ride, helping others, or just doing whatever she felt was needed of her. One of her favorites was doing things for the church. She was a very active member of the Wendell Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many different offices.

She is survived by her two children: Janet Hochstrasser and Roger Shane (Sheila) Lee, both of Twin Falls, ID; seven grandchildren: Joylene Lynn of Kimberly, ID; Rudy (Searra) Hochstrasser of Filer, ID; Kymberly (Wade) Lange of Buhl, ID; Jordanna (Josh) Kimball of Kenai, Alaska; and Alesha (Cody) Wood, Shyanne Lee, and Debra Hochstrasser all of Twin Falls, ID; eight great-grandchildren: Nicholas Lynn, Ashlee Lange, Dastin Wood, Kandyce Lynn, Easton Wood, Blayne Kimball, Lexus-Jo Kimball, and Ivory Hochstrasser; two sisters: Loy Howell of Great Falls, MT and Enith Larson of Wendell, ID; one brother, Jay Atwood of Meridian, ID; and many extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Roger Jay Lee; her parents, Leona and Lewis Atwood; sister, Leatha Atwood; brother, Milton Atwood; and 4 great-grandsons, Ashtyn Lynn, Jakub Kimball, and twins, Gary and Nolan Hochstrasser.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, Idaho. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am sharp, following a viewing beginning at 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the Wendell Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1st Ward Chapel, 605 N Idaho St., Wendell, Idaho with Bishop Heath Henderson officiating. Grave dedication will conclude at the Wendell Cemetery.

A Facebook Livestream of the funeral will be available on the Farnsworth Mortuary Facebook page. A livestream will also be available on YouTube, hosted by the Wendell Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under the search name Verline Lee.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Verline’s memorial webpage at

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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605 N Idaho St, Wendell, ID 83355

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