In Memory

Danny Lee (Millwright -A-Mechanic) - Class of 1996

Danny Lee (Millwright -A-Mechanic)


Danny Lee     


MISSOULA – Daniel H. Lee, 65, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, April 12, 2017 from natural causes in Missoula.

Danny was born April 2, 1952 to Jim and Marie Lee in Missoula. He attended St. Anthony’s Elementary School and Sentinel High School. Although his career took him to places such as Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming to name a few, Danny was truly a Big Sky Native! He worked as a millwright, foreman, welder and electrician. However his true passion, innovation and creativity produced Bow Tie Bumpers, Inc. which he owned and operated for the past 20+ years.

He loved the outdoors, helped everyone in need or not and was a true friend to many.  He enjoyed summer evening rides up Lolo Creek.  He’d pack up the BBQ and a steak and ride up to a spot at the bend of the creek and enjoy the evening.  Danny loved ice fishing!  He would usually go alone, calling when home to share his stories.  One of his favorite spots was Clark Canyon.  He’d stop in Jackson at the Hot Springs after a day of fishing in the cold.  When family & friends visit or drive by one of Danny’s favorite places, please stop or wave and remember your own special times spent with Danny!

He is survived by his father, James Lee and wife Christa Lee, Sun Lakes, Arizona; his three sisters, Debbie (Rich) Steege, Wyoming; Terry Lee (Don) Kerby, Idaho. Beth Leonard, Washington; several nieces and nephews; Jamie (Kami) Heinz, Montana, Joseph and Jordanne Steege, Colorado, Darryl and Morgan Kerby, Idaho, Mason Leonard, Oregon;  numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Twichel Lee; grandparents Mark and Helen Twichel and Ira and Stella Lee.

Services were held Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 217 Tremont Street, Missoula, MT. Friends may visit to share condolences and memories. Family and friends joined together for a meal and conversation following the service at the Church’s Parish Hall. Your prayers, cards and condolences are welcomed and appreciated in lieu of flowers. Donations in Danny's name may be made to a charity of your choice.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.