Salem, NH — Lee R. Powell, 69, of Salem, N.H., died Saturday at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass., after a period of declining health.
He was born in Sylva, N.C., and grew up and was educated in North Carolina and New York. He was a resident of Salem for the past 44 years. Lee retired from Standex Corp. in Salem, N.H. He had previously worked in the computer operations department of the Arlington Trust Company in Methuen, Mass., for several years. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, camping, and gardening. He was a New England sports fan. Lee loved golf and was an avid player.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Dufresne) Powell of Salem; sons, Steve Powell of Gilford, N.H., Brian Powell of Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Christine Powell of Salem, N.H.; a sister, Willetta Spearman of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews,
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com