Lee Gitzen, 87, passed away August 13, 2012, at home. She was born to Fred and Naomi McGlothlin, August 10, 1925, in The Dalles, Ore., and graduated from Medford Senior High, Medford, Ore., in 1943.

She married John Gitzen, who proceeded her in death August 13, 2002. She is survived by her son, Bill; daughter-in-law, Mary; son, Rick; daughter-in-law, Lee Ann; and her grandchildren, Jessica, Jeffrey, Grant, and Greg. She strived to live happily, love greatly, and laugh daily. She loved painting, reading, needle crafts, and beach vacations. But mostly she loved being a mother and grandmother. We will miss her greatly.

No service is planned.