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1933 Lee 2024

Lieselotte McCarty

August 3, 1933 — February 2, 2024

Liesolotte (Lee) McCarty, born August 3, 1933, passed on to her heavenly reward after a long, joyous, and productive life on February 2, 2024. 

Born in Frankfurt Germany, Lee survived a childhood in war torn Germany with grace and optimism, and was forever thankful to her father for moving their small family to the countryside and out of the devastated city of Frankfurt. After the war, and through High School, Lee worked at various small businesses that arose post war. 

She met Robert McCarty, a US Air Force Staff Sargent stationed in Germany during the Korean War, at a night club in Frankfurt. They married on October 25, 1954. The couple then moved back to Robert's home town of Rapid City, South Dakota, with their first child, Roxie. Lee focused on the family as Robert completed his studies in Physics at The South Dakota School of Mines. The growing family, now with 2 children, Roxie and Sandra, then moved to Boulder Colorado for Roberts first Job as a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards. The third child, Craig, then arrived. Lee loved her children and her many hobbies of horses, dogs, gardening and antique dealing. 

She had many cherished friends of similar German background and continued to value her German heritage, but becoming a US citizen was recounted often as a proud moment. The couple eventually retired to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1996. Lee is survived by 2 of her children, Sandra Casselbery and Craig McCarty, and numerous grand and great grand children. She is preceded in death by her first child, Roxie Leitner, her daughter in law, Breck McCarty, and her husband of 68 years, Robert McCarty. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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