Elsie L. Lee May 17, 1925 – December 1, 2017

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Elsie L. Lee, beloved wife, mother and “Mimi”, passed away December 1, 2017, at the age of 92 in Greenville, Texas. She was born May 17, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of August Gotlieb Quiram and Amalie Elsie Marie (Kelm) Quiram.

A graduate of Sunset High School, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas. After college, she came back to serve in the Dallas Independent School District as a Data Controller for 45 years until her retirement in 2009 (at the age of 83!) She previously worked at South Oak Cliff High School for many years, but when Skyline High School opened in 1970, she became part of the original faculty there. In fact she was the last remaining original member of the Skyline faculty from it’s opening when she retired. Additionally, she was for over 20 years the dedicated organist for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dallas and Grace Lutheran Church in Arlington. Mrs. Lee was also a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Dallas.

She was a fan and supporter of all the local DFW sports teams, but she was a die-hard, dedicated Texas Ranger fan. One of her greatest Ranger moments was being in attendance at the only Texas Ranger Perfect Game thrown by Kenny Rogers in 1994. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid angler for many years after moving to Lake Tawakoni in 1980.

She never said no to helping someone out. It didn’t matter if it was financial assistance, giving someone a lift, or allowing her grandkids to take the car out for a night on the town, Mrs. Lee always enjoyed the opportunity to help. Additionally, she was always filled with encouraging and supportive words for those who needed it.

Her family was everything to her. In her early adult years she loved going to her family and friends houses on Sunday for weekly domino and Pinochle games. As time went on she looked forward to her summers off and loved to travel across Texas and the Midwest with her grandkids. In her retirement she became an avid fan and expert in playing Sudoku. She loved it so much; she would play into the late hours of the night, and at times, into the early hours of the morning. She loved movies, particularly the James Bond series, and Clair de Lune was her favorite song. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, William L. Lee; her brother, Rev. August Gerald “Sonny” Quiram; and a niece, Lois L. Arambula.

Survivors include her son, William A. Lee; daughter, Geri Scrabeck & husband, Gary Minor; grandson, Brett Scrabeck and wife, Rosalinda, and granddaughter Susie Scrabeck & husband, Cesar Castro; 4 great grandchildren, Alexis, Brett Ryan, Natalie & Luke.

Funeral Service is 1:00 PM Friday, December 8, 2017, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

The family invites all friends and family for a viewing of “Mimi” from 7-9 PM Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Jaynes.