Bette Jo Kevern Lee

Profile Updated: November 4, 2017
Residing In: Humble, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Russell Allen Lee
Occupation: Retired, worked as a Medical Technologist for 45 years
Children: Berton Richard born 1973 - pilot
Peter Allen born 1975 - attorney
Andrew Philip born 1977 - More…nuclear engineer
Jared Benjamin born 1979 - Assistant Professor Southern Virginia University
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I attended the University of Utah where I was a member of the LDS Festival Folkdancers. I graduated in 1972 with a BS degree in Medical Technology after completing a year internship at St. Mark's Hospital School of Medical Technology. My husband completed his degree at BYU and graduated in 1975 with a major in Communications. We moved to California for about four years and then returned to Utah. Work then took us to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Buffalo, New York, Joplin, Missouri and Waterville, Maine. Both my husband and I went back to school in Maine and earned our MBA's.

In 1997 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which was successfully treated with surgery and radioactive iodine. I have been cancer free for over 20 years.

In 2006 I returned to Salt Lake to care for my father who had terminal cancer. After his passing we moved back into the family home, where we lived until 2011. We were off to Texas to be closer to grandchildren.

We have 19 grandchildren who we do not get to see enough since they are all over the country, but cherish every minute we have with them.

I am currently the Education Coordinator for Laboratory Support Services at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

I look forward to seeing you at the reunion.

Since the reunion we have moved to Texas where I worked as a Supervisor for Texas Health Resources (home to the first Ebola case in the US). I have retired and in August my husband and I will be moving to Tianjin, China to teach English. We have not received specific assignments as of yet, but I will be at the Medical School at Nankai University. We are looking forward to this new adventure!!

We have just received a mission call to serve in the Vietnam Hanoi Mission. We enter the MTC January 15, 2018. We are excited to return to Asia and work with the people there as well as the mission president who is a former Stake President we served with in Maine.

School Story:

I remember the pep rally with the competition between the boys and girls with the shaving cream and did I get creamed! As I remember Mark Blackhurst and Tom Wharton played a big role.

The musicals were something I looked forward to every year, as well as the Dance Concerts.

Miss Howe was one of my favorite teachers, and I am sure it was a shock to all in the Calculus Class when I passed the AP Calculus Test.

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MBA graduation from Thomas College 2007.
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Some of the family 2009
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Enjoyed reading your profile and remember the great times at Granite. Time flies and getting older brings new challenges and opportunities. Best to you and your family.

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Russ and I have been called to serve as missionaries in Hanoi, Vietnam. We enter the MTC in January 2018. We are excited to return to Asia and work with the people there. We learned to love them when we served in China and the Chinese students hold a special place in our hearts.

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Elder & Sister Lee preparing to go the the Vietnam Hanoi Mission.
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World Series T-shirts and caps! A welcome event after "Harvey".
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International students at one of our laboratory hospital visits. We rode our bikes from the University to the hospital. Just imagine trying to keep track of all of them on bikes in a city of 14 million. It brings new meaning to "herding cats".
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Eating homemade dumplings with students. It is quite an art to make homemade dumplings Yes, the boy was just as involved with the making of the dumplings. Cherry, XiXi and King.
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Chinese students having pancakes for breakfast. They really had more fun making them.
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Posted on: Mar 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Welcome to the Website. It's nice to see classmates after such a long time. Currently I am in China teaching English but will return to America this summer.

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Posted on: May 15, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Profile update--we are moving to China to teach English at Nankai University in Tianjin. I will be at the Medical School there. We will receive our assignments when we arrive.

Feb 15, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Ha Ppy BiRThDay to the cutest redhead!!

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Berlin at one of the Holocaust Memorials
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Family Reunion in Idaho 2002
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Great Wall of China with our youngest son, Jared, his wife Heather and Amber, who was a celebrity everywhere she went in China.
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Some of the family 2009
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MBA graduation from Thomas College 2007.
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Family 2015
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Chinese students having pancakes for breakfast. They really had more fun making them.
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Eating homemade dumplings with students. It is quite an art to make homemade dumplings Yes, the boy was just as involved with the making of the dumplings. Cherry, XiXi and King.
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International students at one of our laboratory hospital visits. We rode our bikes from the University to the hospital. Just imagine trying to keep track of all of them on bikes in a city of 14 million. It brings new meaning to "herding cats".
Posted: Nov 04, 2017 at 3:05 PM
World Series T-shirts and caps! A welcome event after "Harvey".