This degree opened the path to achieve his lifetime goal to be an attorney.

After retirement from the Navy, Lee was off to law school and his next career.

Joyce went to Branson, MO, five times and loved all kinds of music, but especially Lawrence Welk and country music. Buchholz of Lewiston; son, Greg Buchholz of Bonney Lake, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Bruce Wyatt of Lewiston; grandsons, Chris and Christy Buchholz of Oakland, CA, and Jonathan and Jamie Buchholz of Seattle, WA; granddaughters, Monika Buchholz of Bonney Lake, Jennifer and Todd Clovis of Asotin, WA, and Jessica and Ryan Thompson of Lewiston; great-grandsons, Jackson Buchholz of Oakland, CA, and Cameron Clovis of Asotin; and great-granddaughters, Cassie Clovis of Asotin and Lyla Mae Thompson of Lewiston. She grew up in Southwick while helping her widowed mother Clara and her sisters, and as a young woman worked as a housekeeper in the Southwick community. Tom and Dorothy farmed in Southwick for more than 40 years and raised two daughters, Diane and Sarah.

He is also survived by Shirley's children, Richard Van Kirk, his wife Mary, and their children Jared, Sarah and Madelyn; Joaline Garvey, her husband Shad, and their children Courtney and Ashlyn; and Laurena Karrle, her husband Ben, and daughter, Shayna; and by Shirley's sisters, Donna Carron and Nanette Meyer, and her husband Bob.

Lee was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, James Squire.

In 2010, Lee began corresponding with Shirley Van Kirk, with whom he had attended the same high school, she being a year behind him.

After a brief courtship, they were married in July, 2012.

Lee also leaves behind many, many long-time and much-beloved friends.

Services will be held at the Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge in Orofino on Saturday, Jan. The family requests that, if possible, attendees whose calling has required the wearing of a uniform, active duty or retired, to please wear your uniform to the service.

After completing his term with the Marines, Lee then joined the US Navy, from which he retired after 22 years, as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.

Lee met Phyllis Coon in a high school math class, and in 1958 they were married. Lee and Phyllis were a powerful force working together through the years, in their family and their many contributions to their community, no matter where the military or life sent them.

This appointment was a great honor to him, and he took being a Judge very seriously.

In 2004, Lee retired due to the declining health of his beloved Phyllis.

She was an avid homemaker and an outstanding cook and baker.