Cozad Resident: Twila Lee, age 60 (1953-2013)

Twila Lee, 60, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Monday, October 21st, 2013, at Cozad Community Hospital.

Twila was born April 23rd, 1953, at Tabernash, Colorado, to John and Barbara (Gray) Pacheco. She attended Middle Park High School in Granby, Colorado. Following graduation, Twila worked at Winter Park Ski Resort.

On July 22nd, 1971, Twila married William “Bill” Lee at Elko, Nevada. The couple made their home in Colorado, where they raised their family. Together, Bill and Twila owned and operated The Sportsman Café in Grandby, Colorado, for several years. In 1990, Twila and Bill moved their family to Cozad. Twila worked at a local Amoco Station and Rodeway Motel.

Twila enjoyed cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Twila was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; three sisters-in-law, Linda Pacheco, Sue Hardy and Kim Lee.

Survivors include her four sons, Travis (Candi) Lee, Justin Lee, Jeremy (Jennifer) Lee and David (Crista) Lee, all of Cozad; four sisters, Johanna (John) Staton, Sandra (Ron) Cooper, Delilah (Art) Becker, Monita Pacheco (Betty); four brothers, John (Ellen) Pacheco, Dean Pacheco, Manuel (Kathy) Pacheco, Steve ( Dori) Pacheco; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday, October 25th, 2013, at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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