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Lee Nunn

March 11, 1947 - October 24, 2022

On Monday, October 24th 2022, Lee Nunn, a beloved father and brother, passed away. He was seventy-five. Lee was born on March 11, 1947 to John and Ladelphia Nunn (Barnhart) in Glendive, Montana. Lee’s primary source of joy in life was helping others, whether it was through his tax/accounting business, service in the community, or activities in his church.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, John Nunn and Ladelphia Nunn (Barnhart). Lee is survived by his loving sons Nathan Nunn (wife Carley Taylor), Nigel Nunn, and Neil Nunn (wife Shandell Houlden), grandson Fox Houlden Nunn, sisters Lynn Smith (husband Robert Smith), Jewel Sholer (husband Jon Sholer), Suzanne King (husband Michael King), Tina James (husband Jim James), and his brother Michael “Buck” Nunn (wife Martha Gwilliam). A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Any condolences, thoughts, or memories of Lee may be sent to lee.allen.nunn@gmail.com

Comments (2)

Ken Jennings, Jr. on Feb 5, 2023 at 6:54 pm

I only now became aware of Lee's passing -- better known to me as Elder Nunn or in Korean as 넌잔로. We arrived in Korea within a few weeks of each other and departed about the same time, serving under President Robert H. Slover for our entire time in Korea. I recognize the picture as his mission picture - or at least one taken at about that time. We never served in the same branch, but were often together at zone and mission conferences and felt a special camaraderie for an unusual reason.

In the summer of 1968, just before our missions, my parents looked into moving to Vanderhoof and my mother arranged to teach elementary school there under a sponsorship from the BC government. My father was looking into buying a small business. Only after we moved my mother to Vanderhoof did we find that certain factors would not allow them to make the move permanent. But I helped with the move and getting my mother settled for her one year term. While there, we attended church and were greeted so lovingly by the entire ward (branch?) and especially by the Nunns. Lee and I were both getting ready for our missions, but neither of us had received our calls and we were stunned to meet up in Seoul Korea a few short months later.

I recently retired back to my home state in Washington after spending 22 years in Asia and aobut 17 more in Alpine Utah. Based on a wonderful mission experience, I ended up spending 17 years of my life in Korea in total - practicing international law and then, from 2008 to 2011 as the President of the Korea Pusan mission. I owe much of the joy of my life to a marvelous mission experience, a wonderful mission president, and great associations with my fellow missionaries, including, of course, Lee. The Church was in its infancy in Korea and the Lord saw fit to send some rugged pioneers to help it along. Lee was certainly one of those.

Having seen a lot of the world but not much of North America my wife and I acquired a small travel trailer and one of our "someday trips" was to travel north to visit Vanderhoof and then on to Whitehorse. Maybe we can still make that trip in his remembrance.

I can pay Lee no finer compliment than to say say that Lee Nunn was a GREAT missionary.

Condolences and warmest regards from Ken & Cathi Jennings

Isabelle Neumann (Mack) on Jan 11, 2023 at 12:10 am

Dear Lynn, My sincerest sympathies to and your family on the passing of your brother Lee. It made me so terribly sad to see that Lee is no longer with you. I had always hoped to see you and Lee at one of our high school reunions. Take care, Isabelle (Mack)

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