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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:42 pm

Maisie Lee was born in Mildura, Victoria, Australia on July 6, 1918, and passed into

eternal life on Dec. 3, 2018, in Big Spring, Texas. She was raised in El Paso, Texas, after

arriving there with her parents and siblings in 1929. She met her husband, the late Guy Lee, while visiting her beloved brother, Walter Kane, in Marathon, Texas. They were married in 1939, and moved to Dark Canyon where she began her artistic career as a woodcarver and sculptor by borrowing Guy’s pocketknife and whittling.

After their children were born - Jerry, Ronnie, and daughter Janet - they moved to Hot

Springs where she was asked to decorate the bathhouses, and there began her 80-year painting career.

Maisie led a busy beautiful ranch life, raising sheep and goats, herding cattle, doctoring horses, sewing clothes, selling eggs and milk, cooking for cowboys on roundups, repairing windmills with Guy, teaching school, adding up numbers at the tax office, and instilling a love of reading in numerous generations of Marathon children as the local librarian.

After Guy’s death in 1994, her art became the center of her life. She always said “art is a joy of life.”

She is survived by her son Ronnie and her grandchildren Sonny, Vicki, Yvonne, Naomi,

Trey, and Shea, and many beautiful great and great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon. Rosary will be held at 10 a.m., and the funeral mass begins at 11 a.m.

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