On Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, Lee J. Anderson passed away in his home at the age of 75. Lee was born in Vancouver, Washington, to Ed and Mildred Anderson. He graduated from Battle Ground High School and was drafted by the Red Sox organization as a pitcher. However, after a couple of years of traveling, he decided it wasn’t for him. Lee owned and operated Lee’s Tire Factory in Vancouver, Washington, for 26 years. He was generous with his time and gregarious with the customers. He frequently had former customers come up to him to chat. Lee was a passionate outdoorsman. He could be found fishing the Lewis River or hunting with family and friends. He was also a well-known cheater at cribbage and a player of poker. Anyone who knew Lee knew that he was the most loving father, uncle, grandfather and husband.
Lee is survived by daughter and son-in-law Tracie and Todd Trocki; wife Linda; cat Sabastian; nieces and nephews James Anderson, Lila and Jim Hanson, Eva Carol Anderson, Ed and Tina Anderson; stepchildren Jeff Meier, Annie Bartel, Rachel Sessums, Katie Raetz, John Meier, Johanna Meier and Becki Samarin; and a long list of greats and grands Jake, Corey, Krystal, Catherine, Ryker, Amelia, Lilly, Caydance, Brysteen, Weson, Berkley, Paige, Coltin, Grace, Bella, Gavin, Chloe, Joey, Oliver, Max, Hayley, Emma, Lincoln, Ukiah and Mateo.
A celebration of life will be held at Lee’s home of 47 years on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at 2 p.m.