Lee Murry Pridgen

November 5, 2021


Lee Murry Pridgen, age 92, of Yakima, Washington passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021. Lee was born May 9, 1929 in Lake End, Louisiana.

A visitation for Lee will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home, 1010 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902. A funeral service will occur Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1010 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902. A graveside will occur Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Hills Memorial Park, Douglas Rd, Yakima, WA 98908.

Lee Murry Pridgen passed away on November 5, 2021 at the age of 92 in his home where he resided with his daughter Mary Sauve and grandson Chase Sauve.

Lee was born on May 9, 1929 at Lake End, Louisiana. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to Natchitoches, Louisiana. When he turned 17, he joined the U.S Marine Corps. After his service, he then worked as a linesman for several years. From there he was a shoe salesman for 16 years at Sears and Roebuck.

At age 25, Lee married Barbara Brady and they had four kids. He remarried in 1970, packed up, and moved to Anchorage, Alaska. He worked for the city of Anchorage driving city bus until he retired. He lived in Anchorage for 31 years then moved to Yakima to be with his children.

Daddy never knew a stranger. He would talk to anyone that would listen to all of his stories and jokes. Man did he have a lot of stories. He was quite the jokester. He was pretty funny and loved laughing at his own jokes. He was still making jokes right up to the end.

He loved to fish. Any chance he had, he wanted to go fishing. He caught many salmon in Alaska. He was also quite the pool player. He loved having family gatherings. He loved his family and his God dearly. Lee is loved so much and a friend to many. He will be missed. There will be a hole in our hearts until we meet again.

He is survived by his sister Joanne; two brothers, Reed (Gloria) and Carson (Ashley); his children Mary Sauve, Kathy, Alan and Dan Pridgen (Roxanne); grandchildren Robert (Sybresha), Danielle, Shalynn, Chase & Shane; and four great-grandchildren, Alayah, Kaliyah, Sylvia and Jaxson; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Susie; mother Hettie; father Robert Pridgen; and siblings Albert, Glen, Jerry, Harold, Lillian and Charles.

We love you daddy-grandpa and will miss you more than you know.


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November 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West Hills Memorial Park
11800 Douglas Road
Yakima, WA 98909

Funeral Service
November 19, 2021

10:00 AM
West Yakima Ave, WA, Yakima

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