Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936 RJC

Imogene Powell Lee IMOGENE "GENIE" POWELL LEE, 92, formerly of Ranger, TX & Arlington, TX, passed away Oct. 27, 2012 in Woodbridge, VA. Genie was born in Tintop, TX, on Nov. 15, 1919 and soon moved with her parents Lantz G. & Effie Brashears Powell and brother Lantz G. "Buster" to Ranger, TX where they took up residence on her grandfather Houston Brashears' ranch near Lake Leon. Genie attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1936 and Ranger Junior College. She went on to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Arlington Bank & Trust, and Texas Commerce Bank. After retirement from Texas Commerce Bank in 1984, Genie relocated to Occoquan and Woodbridge, VA, to be near family and donated her time to reading to under privileged children, and running senior bus trips to casinos in the area. Genie is a descendant of the first Powell in America, who arrived in Virginia in early 1607 with John Smith. Her early ancestors served as Captain of the Guard at Jamestown and later as Lieutenant Governor. Genie was preceded in death by her husband Col. William Wilson Lee, USAF (Ret), her parents and brother. At the time of her death, she was survived by her sons, CW4 William Wilson Lee Jr., US Army Special Forces, (Ret), Leo Lantz "Rocky" Lee, and two granddaughters, Jessica Rose Lee and Stephanie Diane Lee. Genie donated her body to the George Washington University Medical Center.