2017-08-24 00:49:50 UTC
Robert C. "Bob" Lee age 84, of Springfield, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016. He was born December 21, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Robert Sr. and Elsie Calder Lee. He was the grandson of Senator William M. Calder of New York, and William A. Lee, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the state of Idaho. Bob received a B.A. degree from Stanford University, a Masters Degree in Education from San Jose State University and did further graduate work at Central Missouri State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On May 31, 1975, he was united in marriage to Doris Gaye Hamby of Ava, Missouri. Bob began his career in education as an elementary school teacher in Santa Cruz County, California, in 1957. In 1967 he moved to Missouri, bought a 300 acre farm in southern Dallas County where he raised cattle and taught at Buffalo High School. In 1973 he became principal at Buffalo High School. After his marriage in 1975, Bob moved to Warsaw, Missouri, and accepted the position of Director of Elementary Education with the Warsaw R-9 School District, a position he held until 1993. He wrote a number of children's books for publishers Little, Brown and Company, McGraw-Hill, and Thomas Nelson. In 1974, his book, "It's a Mile from Here to Glory," won the Mark Twain Award from the Missouri Association of School Librarians...
(birthday post from 2011, with booklist)