Yesterday the world lost a great man, a dedicated husband and tremendous father.
Mike and Lee have been friends since the 70s, when they lived in Arizona. I had heard so many stories about their Tucson days. I met him about four years ago when he visited Seattle. I was worried that he wouldn’t like me but from the moment I met him, he made me feel like we had been friends for a very long time. It was clear why Mike thought so highly of him. Lee was a riot with a big heart.
I photographed his wedding to Leigh last summer and he loved the photos I sent. He told me they had made reprints as gifts. I’m so thankful I was able to capture that gorgeous August day. Everyone there was so happy, full of life, present in this world.
I don’t even have the words to say to his daughters and his wife Leigh how sorry I am, and how grateful I am to have known him, to have called him a friend. I’m trying to find the words and I’m coming up short.
Rest in peace, Lee.