Lee Richard Derrick1930 ~ 2012Lee Richard Derrick passed away January 27, 2012 after complications following surgery. He was born in 1930 to Earl Francis Martin Derrick and Edna Reva Wideen, her in Salt Lake.Lee grew up on K Street in the Avenues. As a teenager, he worked in his father's small grocery store, Earl's C Street Grocery. A couple of years after graduating from West High he was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. He served as a Corporal with the Fort Bliss First Guided Missile Group at Fort Bliss and White Sands Proving Grounds. During his service there, he met his best buddy and wife Carolyn. They've held hands and hearts for 58 years.He started working for Chevron Oil in 1955, working his way up from the mail room in Salt Lake City, to Regional Purchasing Manager in Denver, Colorado.Generous beyond all measure, he enjoyed lightening others load anytime he could. If anyone needed anything, the word "no" was not in his vocabulary. He was always willing to take anything on his broad shoulders, difficult or not, for family, friends and total strangers. He never forgot a face or a name, even finding people he knew on the streets of London. His funny stories or famous Donald Duck impression could always make people laugh. He loved to drive up into the mountains and take us for an ice cream. Tennis, camping, fishing and most of all golf, filled many hours with joy. During his years, he caused golf course pins to quiver in terror, and many Best Ball partners to dance with joy at a shot hit straight down the fairway.He has gone ahead, preparing a place for his best buddy and wife Carolyn, his brother Robert (Nancy), his daughters, Kim, Karen, and Kelly, and his many nieces and nephews. He is joining his parents Earl and Edna, his younger sister Joan (Jack), and many other family members and dear friends. So many people will miss him, though we will never be without his loving presence, or the wonderful things he taught us.On February 2, at 12 noon, a short (as he requested and we promised), celebration of a life well lived will be held at the Cottonwood 12 Ward, 1750 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held February 1 from 6-8 at the Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S Highland Drive and 1 hour prior at the church. Online condolences can be submitted to www.memorialutah.com. Burial will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery (200 N Street) overlooking the tennis courts. Bring your fond memories and your love for Lee.