Lee Charles Shellman

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1 of 75 | Posted by: john candle - investor

“Dearest Becky, I just heard about Lee, (we're in Calif) and we are so saddened to hear of your loss...I was actually looking for your address as...Read More »
2 of 75 | Posted by: Spike and Sue Dunton - ID

“Your passion for helping people and your community was always inspiring. Thanks for being such a great friend to our family. I will miss seeing...Read More »
3 of 75 | Posted by: Rich Bakes - Beaverton, OR

“I recently learned of Lee's passing and would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family. North Idaho has lost a great and well respected...Read More »
4 of 75 | Posted by: Ella Gordon - Boise, ID

“Lee was a good friend and fellow church member for over 20 years. Becky played for me many times. Lee will be missed. Our prayers are with you...Read More »
5 of 75 | Posted by: LARRY MARTENS - yuma, AZ

“I was blessed to know Lee. He was a good friend, a close confident and a great mentor. He'll be missed by everyone who ever had the honor of having...Read More »
6 of 75 | Posted by: Chris Copstead - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Dear Scott and Betsy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Karen Runge Hill ”
7 of 75 | Posted by: Karen Runge Hill - moscow, ID

“We cared for and respected Lee very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time (and always). Bill, Joan, David,...Read More »
8 of 75 | Posted by: The Lyon Family - Hayden Lake, ID

“My Dear Becky - I was so sorry to read about your loss of Lee. I know your wonderful memories and the love of your family and friends will comfort...Read More »
9 of 75 | Posted by: Susan Overby - Liberty Lake, ID

“Becky, Lisa, Scott & Amy, I want you to know how sad I am at the passing of Lee. I loved him very much and will always remember what a kind friend...Read More »
10 of 75 | Posted by: Sherilyn Powell - Venice, CA

“Becky, Scott, Betsy and Lisa, My sincere condolences to you and your families on the loss of your Husband, Dad and Papa. Lee was always around...Read More »
11 of 75 | Posted by: Darla Bowers - Post Falls, ID

“Dave attended and signed in person. I couldn't make it - -love to Becky and family. ”
12 of 75 | Posted by: Mary Jane Broom - Spokane, ID

“I very much enjoyed working with Lee in his capacity as a KMC board member. He was interested in many things and had a great sense of humor. It was...Read More »
13 of 75 | Posted by: Jan Moseley - CdA, ID

“My condolences and sympathy to the family for your Dad who was a true Cougar and Viking. All of the coaches who knew him will miss him. ”
14 of 75 | Posted by: henry hamill - coeur d alene, ID

“Growing up with Amy, I met Lee as her father. Through the years he became my friend & doctor. I admire Lee for the thousands of hours he spent...Read More »
15 of 75 | Posted by: Roger A Blackstone - CDA, ID

“Dear Becky and family, Lee was like part of the heart of Coeur d'Alene. I remember meeting you both in the 1970's. It was so nice to have...Read More »
16 of 75 | Posted by: Charlotte Bouley - Rathdrum, ID

“Dear Shellman Family, With our deepest sympathies, we will miss Lee at the Bella Rose. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. ”
17 of 75 | Posted by: Bella Rose Cafe - Coeur d Alene, ID

“Amy and I wish to convey our deepest and sincere condolences to your family and wish you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you...Read More »
18 of 75 | Posted by: Gary and Amy Bartoo - ID

“Becky, Bill and I were so saddened to hear of Lee's passing. We can only imagine the heartache you are experiencing. Know that he will be missed by...Read More »
19 of 75 | Posted by: Wm. & Glenda Hall - ID

“I was so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was one of the first people I met up here back in the late 70's.He was always helpful and supportive and...Read More »
20 of 75 | Posted by: Rick Clute - ID

“I pass along to Lee's family my condolences for his loss. Lee was a true competitor, yet gentleman who loved his family deeply and never compromised...Read More »
21 of 75 | Posted by: William - Laguna Hills,, CA

“Becky, Lisa, Scott, and Amy I am so saddened by your loss. When I think of Lee, I think of the most smiling eyes imaginable! They will forever be...Read More »
22 of 75 | Posted by: Julie (Jones) Parks - Okanogan, WA

“To Becky and Family, I was shocked to see that Lee had passed away. My prayers are with you. I remember all the PT that I received from Lee. ”
23 of 75 | Posted by: Tracy Bohon - Coeur d' Alene, ID

“Becky and Family, Susie and I share in the sorrow of Lee's passing. We will always remember Lee's great vitality and zest for life. He was one of...Read More »
24 of 75 | Posted by: Dee and Susie Jameson - Hayden, ID

“Lee was a great guy Al and Barb ”
25 of 75 | Posted by: Al and Barb - Coeur D ' Alene, ID

“Our prayers and love go out to Becky and her family. Lee was a wonderful person and friend who did so much for every cause he ever pursued. Knowing...Read More »
26 of 75 | Posted by: Doug & Lile Olson - ID

“Becky & Family May God's grace, family and friends comfort you in your loss. It was an honor to work with Lee on sports and school projects as well...Read More »
27 of 75 | Posted by: Tom & Diana Booth - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“We are very sorry about Lee's Passing. Lee was a central part of all of our sporting events since we were very young. I especially remember that he...Read More »
28 of 75 | Posted by: Ray and Anita Ward - Hayden, ID

“Becky and Family- We are so very sorry about the loss of Lee. I feel very blessed to have come back into contact with him many times over the last...Read More »
29 of 75 | Posted by: Tom Smart - Hayden, ID

“Dear Becky and Family, We are so sorry for your sudden and great loss. Lee will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
30 of 75 | Posted by: Earl & Lorraine Anderson - CDA, ID

“Dear Becky and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. What a heart break for all of you. I regret that I will be unable to attend the...Read More »
31 of 75 | Posted by: Betsy Hawkins - Missoula, MT

“Lee was always so positive about everything, especially the U of I Vandals! His enthusiasm and tireless work for Idaho was an inspiration for many...Read More »
32 of 75 | Posted by: Dale & Barbara James - Post Falls, ID

“Becky and Family Sincere condolences on your loss. Lee was an incredible man. He was a true leader often taking a stand for things he knew were...Read More »
33 of 75 | Posted by: Kirk Hjeltness - Post Falls, ID

“Becky and family. I was so sorry to see Lee's obituraty in the paper. It sounded like it was unexpected and I know what a shock that can be. My...Read More »
34 of 75 | Posted by: Mavis Dittberner - Spokane, WA

“We're so sorry to hear of your loss. We send our condolences to the family. Lee was a very generous man. ”
35 of 75 | Posted by: Wendy Carroll - coeur d'alene, ID

“In 1977 Scott Shellman and I played on the 7th grade basketball team and I suffered a sprained ankle. Lee treated me like a star athlete (which I...Read More »
36 of 75 | Posted by: Richard Hawkins - cda, ID

“The Shellman family is in my prayers. He will be missed by all of us. I consider it an honor and privilege to have known him and worked with him on...Read More »
37 of 75 | Posted by: Jerry Baltzell - Post Falls, ID

“We'd like to send our condolences and love to Becky and her family. We thought the world of Lee. He was a wonderful man, and did so much for the...Read More »
38 of 75 | Posted by: john & nancy runge - ID

“We moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1979 when John Grunden was in 6th grade and Rick was in 4th. The very next year Rick had his first knee surgery and...Read More »
39 of 75 | Posted by: Jeff & Joey Grunden - Hayden, ID

“Dear Becky and family: Tim and I send sympathy to you during this most difficult time. I hope that seeing the outpouring of love for Lee and...Read More »
40 of 75 | Posted by: Kathryn Hunt - Hayden, ID

“Our prayers are with your family for peace and healing. We are sorry for your loss and that of our entire community. ~John and Kay McGruder and...Read More »
41 of 75 | Posted by: Colleen Krajack - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“I will never forget what Lee did for my daughter, myself and the athletes at CHS. ”
42 of 75 | Posted by: Mike & Lisa Baum - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“We have been blessed in knowing Lee for many years. His friendship will be missed but we have many cherished memories. Jim and Pat Brinton ”
43 of 75 | Posted by: James R. Brinton - ID

“Shellman Family, Lee was just one of those people in your life that you NEVER forget. He was a great man, I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I...Read More »
44 of 75 | Posted by: Chris Bischoff - Reno, NV

“"Ought-Naught" was one of my Phi Delta Theta pledge brothers. We have been gathering, rain or shine, win or lose, at Husky homecoming games for 50...Read More »
45 of 75 | Posted by: Bob Pennell - Seattle, WA

“I am so sorry to hear of Lee's passing! He was a great man! I lost my dad in April and it is really hard. Please know that my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
46 of 75 | Posted by: Tara Stefanoff - Spokane, WA

“Dear Becky It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lee. I have such fond memories of the times we all shared together. Lee was a...Read More »
47 of 75 | Posted by: Paula Johnson - Spokane, WA

“We have had the pleasure to know Lee and work with him on various civic projects since the mid-1970s. Our most vivid memory of him in those days is...Read More »
48 of 75 | Posted by: Bill & Carol McCarty - ID

“Becky and family, we have been thinking about you and remembering you in our prayers. We are so sorry about Lee. We will all miss him. Love to you...Read More »
49 of 75 | Posted by: Carol and Gary Sturman - Tekoa, WA

“Dear Shellman Family, The Diversion Staff appreciates the dedication to the community that Lee and Becky have exemplified. Lee's sudden passing is...Read More »
50 of 75 | Posted by: Annette Brandvold - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Shellman Family, For many years I got to know Lee through gymnastics. Every years we would all caravan around the region to meets and sit on those...Read More »
51 of 75 | Posted by: Jeff Conroy - Coeur d Alene, ID

“To Lee's Family: We have lost a great person in the local community and I want to express my sorrow for your loss. Lee helped Kimmy on numerous...Read More »
52 of 75 | Posted by: Reinold May - Cda, ID

“We are so sorry. Our thoughts are with you. ”
53 of 75 | Posted by: Norma & Jack Mortensen - WA

“Dear Becky & Family, Coeur d'Alene just lost one of it's finest. Besides being involved in our community, Lee was a positive inspiration and mentor...Read More »
54 of 75 | Posted by: Marshall & Dolly Mend - ID

“So sorry to hear of Lees passing. He was a wonderful person, and PT. He helped me and so many others during the younger days of trying to destroy my...Read More »
55 of 75 | Posted by: Dale Morris - somewhere, ID

“It is great knowing Lee for the last year - running into him and Becky at Bella Rose for coffee. I'll miss you, Lee. Becky, my heartfelt...Read More »
56 of 75 | Posted by: Scott Odell - Hayden Lake, ID

“Becky and Family, My heart is so saddened by Lees' passing. Your family had such an impact on my life. Lee always had time to give the strength when...Read More »
57 of 75 | Posted by: Karen Lynch - Spokane, WA

“Dear Shellman Family, My heart goes out to all of you in this time of loss for your family. What an incredible man Lee was. He will be remembered...Read More »
58 of 75 | Posted by: Elizabeth Mallinen - Liberty Lake, WA

“Dear Becky, Lisa, Scott, Amy and family, What sadness I and my family feel on the passing of Lee. It was such an honor to be around him and the...Read More »
59 of 75 | Posted by: Lois Featherstone - Hayden Lake, ID

“Dear Becky and family, We were very saddened to hear of Lee's passing. Lee always appeared as someone that really lived every day to the fullest....Read More »
60 of 75 | Posted by: Boyd and Catherine Layton - ID

“DEAR BECKY AND FAMILY OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU NOW AND IN THE COMING DAYS.TRAGADIES COME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT AND THIS ONE...Read More »
61 of 75 | Posted by: JERRY & MARILYN STOCKER - SPOKANE, WA

“To Lee's family I send my heartfelt sympathy. Lee was such a wonderful gentleman and he will be sorely missed. Gayle Baxley Best Western Coeur d...Read More »
62 of 75 | Posted by: Gayle Baxley - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“When I first came to CDA Lee and Harold Thysell were welcoming and good to me. I fondly remember the lunches we had at the Log Cabin and the vigor...Read More »
63 of 75 | Posted by: Richard & Kaye Caldwell - Athol, ID

“Dear Becky and family,It's taken a few days for me to get to this as I did'nt know where to begin.I guess I would just like to echo the lovely...Read More »
64 of 75 | Posted by: Pat Wheeler - Coeurd'Alene, ID

“Dear Shellman Family, My heart goes out to all of you. What a huge loss for your family, and this community in large. Growing up with Amy and around...Read More »
65 of 75 | Posted by: Raquel Schoener - Cda, ID

“We were very sad to hear about Lee. Lee and Becky were one of the first people we met when we moved to CDA. We will always remember the good times...Read More »
66 of 75 | Posted by: Steve & Carolyn Peterson - Hayden, ID

“Dear Becky and family, Lee was like a second dad to me. I will miss him deeply. He was an incredible guy. I know I'll catch up with him someday...Read More »
67 of 75 | Posted by: Billy Sims - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Dear Becky, Scott, Lisa and Amy: Lee was the best...He had a heart as big as all outdoors, a determination to do the right thing, no matter the...Read More »
68 of 75 | Posted by: katie brodie - Hayden Lake, ID

“Lee was a fraternity brother and friend at the U of Idaho. He set a high standard for behavior and values for all of us. He was a dedicated athlete...Read More »
69 of 75 | Posted by: Bill Overholser - Spokane, WA

“Lee's smile and people skills served him well over the years. Lots of fond memories from school in Tekoa, and later school reunions with Lee, and you...Read More »
70 of 75 | Posted by: Betty Gee Lewis - Longview, TX

“Becky, Lisa, Scott, and Amy, My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone, in Lee's passing. Lee will always be remembered. ”
71 of 75 | Posted by: Marilyn Sieveke - Tacoma, WA

“Becky,Lisa,Scott and Amy: Our Sincere condolences on the sudden passing of my favorite friend and physical therapist. Lee will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
72 of 75 | Posted by: Bob & Martha West - COEUR D ALENE, ID

“Dear Becky and family, We grieve with you and for you in the loss of this wonderful man. We always will remember that, when we needed a friend,...Read More »
73 of 75 | Posted by: Jackie Powell Stone and family - CA

“Dear Becky and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I am honored to ring your bells on Sunday Becky. Hopefully you'll be back...Read More »
74 of 75 | Posted by: Bob and Diane Thornton - ID

“Sandi and I are saddened at the passing of Lee. Our community has lost one its strong leaders. I recall Lee well from when I was the owner of Coeur...Read More »
75 of 75 | Posted by: Dennis Hall - Rathdrum, ID


Lee Charles Shellman took his final boat ride atop his beloved Hayden Lake on December 10, 2009. Born December 17, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois Lee attended elementary school in Manitowoc, WI before moving with his family to Potlatch, ID, then later to Tekoa, WA where he graduated from Tekoa High School in 1956. Lee attended the University of Washington on a football scholarship, pledging Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He later transferred to the University of Idaho, where he played varsity football and baseball, graduating in 1961. Lee married the love of his life, Becky Sieveke, in 1960 prior to moving to Rochester, MN to attend the Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy School, where he received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1963. Lee established North Idaho Physical Therapy in 1968, and mended many North Idaho residents over the years. He held the oldest RPT license in the state at the time of his death. Never short of a story, Lee cherished visiting with his patients and established an incredible number of friendships over the years. He was a champion for small business, and was deeply involved in local, state, and national politics over the years. His love of people and the community led him to a number of positions including the Vandal Scholarship National Board, Kootenai Health Board, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Parks & Recreation Commission, and Chairman of the Hayden Lake Water Quality Association. Lee was a well-known fixture at local sporting events, donating his time at many athletic events for over 30 years. The most gratifying, loving and giving part of Lee's life was that of his family. Lee leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Becky, at their home in Hayden as well as their children, Lisa Shellman & Scott (Betsy) Shellman of Coeur d'Alene, and Amy (Johnny) Farrell of Blythe, CA. He was Papa to Kurtis, Casey, Dylan, Kierstie, Mitchell and Christian, and Great Papa to Jayce. Lee's is also survived by siblings Jon (Kris) Shellman of Seattle, WA, Pamela Stack of Spokane, WA and Cathy (David) Mellstrom of Manitowoc, WI; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be this Wednesday evening from 5-7 P.M. at the Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. The memorial service celebrating Lee's life will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Rd, Coeur d'Alene. Burial will be at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorial donations to the Idaho Vandal Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Idaho Gift Administration, P.O. Box 443147, Moscow, ID 83844-3147; the Kootenai Medical Center Foundation, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814; or the First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

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