She became “mom” to six girls who worked at the Glasgow Flower Shop. She made them fancy lunches for their birthdays. She hand printed recipe books for each “daughter” that included many wise and humorous sayings. Taste of Home’s Healthy Choice Magazine printed one of her recipes for Honorable Mention.
She visited her daughter in California and her son in Wisconsin often, enjoying fine dining, entertainment and all the attractions found in each state. On one trip she and her daughter, Susan, took a hot air balloon trip over the Napa Valley, and while disembarking the Balloon got away with only Harriett in it and the crew had to pull her back to earth. It was a story told many times.
She was active in the First Lutheran Church, including writing and producing programs for WELCA, bulletin boards, informational programs and visiting shut-ins to have tea. She was a Community Concert Board member, Treasurer and President in the mid 80’s. Harriett played in both Morning and Evening Golf Leagues until she turned 80. During that time she was in charge of the Ladies Morning League and continued playing until age 85. Her volunteering and organizing skills were noticed and often times resulted in her becoming President of several organizations. Harriett truly enjoyed all of her friendships and living in Glasgow for 45 of her years.
Harriett was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Miriam; brother, Roland, who was killed while serving in Korea; her husband of 48 years, Richard “Dick” Lee, who passed in 1991; and her son, David, who passed in 2012. She is survived by her daughter Susan (Robert) Priest of Ione, CA; son, Brian (Denise) Lee of Watertown WI; and daughter-in-law, Carol Lee of Glasgow, MT; three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a committal service will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made in her name to the Children’s Museum and Valley View Aviary Maintenance Fund.