April 15, 1925 ~ June 8, 2013
Bernyce A. “Bunny” Lee, 88 of Fargo, passed away following a brief illness on Saturday, June 8, 2013, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Bunny was born in LaMoure, ND, on April 15, 1925, to Albert and Corrine (Johnson) Kale. She was united in marriage to James E. Slayton in 1944. They had three daughters, Judy, Jill and Bobbi. Bunny married George L. Hill in 1955 and they had three children, Dave, Deb and Ron. George died in 1976. Bunny married Richard (Dick) D. Lee in 1977. They were married for 35 years until his death in October 2012.
Bunny graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1943. She went on to attend Dakota Business College and worked at KXJB TV for a number of years. Bunny was a member of the Elkettes and Eagles Auxiliary for many years. She was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, ceramics, and roller skating. Bunny modeled and appeared in ads for many years for the Bridal Shop, Catherine’s, and Laurie’s of Fargo. Bunny was a loving wife, caring mother, and devoted friend to many. She had a long and fulfilling life due to her many interests, keeping active and working out with her friends at Sanford.
She is survived by her six children: Judy Slayton, Hopkins, MN, Jill (Tom) Lavelle, Fargo, ND, Bobbi (Mike) Birrenkott, Bismarck, ND, Dave (Lori) Hill, Fargo, ND, Deb (Jay Goerger) Hill, Fargo, ND, and Ron (Jean) Hill, Plymouth, MN, and two step-children Linda (Doug) Knutson, Fargo, ND, and Kristy (Kevin) Campbell, Moorhead, MN; a sister, Geraldine (Geri) Wooledge Farrell, Moorhead, MN; aunts, Helen Peterson, Fargo, ND, and Margaret Pritchard, Fargo, ND; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bunny is also survived by her special canine companion Molly.
She was preceded in death by husbands George and Dick, her parents and nephew Tom Wooledge.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Red River Valley. The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for the loving care they provided Bunny in her final days.