ATASCADERO ó Lee Hambly, 78, died on July 26, 2012, in Atascadero. He spent his final days surrounded by his family and friends at A Touch Above Care.
A third generation San Luis Obispo County native, he was born in April 1934 to Milton and Irma Hambly. In 1959, he met Sandra Conover at the Atascadero Bowling Alley. They were married in April 1963 and just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.
Lee was a fun-loving man who loved to hunt, fish, and play sports. He also loved to watch sports and was an avid Lakers and Dodgers fan. Lee was an extraordinary man who will be greatly missed. When he retired in 1991, after working for 37 years as a batchplant operator for Bernard Roselip; Kaiser, Sand & Gravel; & Hansen, he took up the hobby of making bird houses from cedar shingles. Lee would make replicas of buildings around the Central Coast and entered many in the California Mid-State Fair and won first-place ribbons. Also, he enjoyed making wire topiaries. Customers would request different types of toparies, such as an elephant, a Mickey Mouse, a giant chess set, etc. Lee also loved to garden, especially to tend to his roses and tomatoes.
Lee was a dedicated family man who didnít miss watching a game for his children or grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Irma Hambly.
Lee is survived by his daughter, Julie Adams (Doug); Milton (Gina); grandchildren, Amanda Adams, Mary Hambly, Wyatt Hambly and Avery Hambly; sister, Barbara Chapman (Steve); and brothers, Les (Arlene); and Steve (Anna); and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m at Pine Mountain Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the AARP Hall, 7484 Pismo Ave. in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Central Coast Hospice, 235 Granada Drive, Ste. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
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