Lillian McCauley Lee, 89, of Knappa, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Astoria.

She was born April 13, 1918, to Dave and Ann (Smith) McCauley in Calgary, Canada. The family moved to Brownsmead in August 1918. She attended Brownsmead Grade School and Knappa High School for two years.

On Dec. 12, 1936, she married Claire A. Lee in Vancouver, Wash. The couple moved to Tonika, Ill., in 1936, back to Brownsmead in 1938, to Seaside in 1940, and back to Brownsmead in 1949, finally settling in Knappa in 1951.

Mrs. Lee was a homemaker. She also worked in the pea fields in Brownsmead.

Family members said she loved following the Knappa basketball teams and was an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers when Clyde Drexler played for them. She enjoyed going to Reno, Nev., twice a year and anything outdoors, including picking blackberries and going on picnics at Big Creek.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Claire "Tanny" and Kenny Green of Knappa; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lynn and Gary Van Bladeren of St. Joseph, Mich., Teri and Jerry Arguello of Arizona, Tami and Ben Gardner of Gresham and Scott and Darla Green of Warrenton; six great-grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Lisa Van Bladeren of St. Joseph, Josh and Cassie Gardner of Gresham, Daniel Green of Bend, Kari Green of Sacramento, Calif., James Green of Beaverton and Tyler Green of Warrenton; a sister-in-law, Harriet Lee of Roseburg; 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Dave and Sue Corkill of Astoria, Bryan and Nora Corkill, Dave McCauley III and Charles and Virginia Meadows, all of Knappa, David and Jackie Lee of Poulsbo, Wash., Sharon and Dick Sheff of Seattle, Margy and Phil Lauderdale of Arizona, Margaret and Elmer Liebert of Portland and Harry Lee and Harriett and Jim Kuhns, all of Illinois; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clatsop Care Center or Knappa/Svensen Fire Department, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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