Lee Ann is a member of the Blue Family Fund’s Board of Directors. Lee Dalton was raised in Missouri, but after attending Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, she became a “modified Texan.”
While attending school she landed a job as a Buyer for a hospital. She continued in that position after obtaining a degree in Special Education. One of Lee’s college friendships was with a young woman who became a police officer and is now a criminal defense attorney. Together they conquered Microbiology and Psychological Statistics. Their friendship continues today.
Lee met her husband and together, they built a life in southwest Fort Worth and Burleson. Having inherited a large family (Lee is an only child), she also inherited two police officers: her brother-in- law and nephew.
During World War II, Lee’s paternal grandmother flew three flags in her front window. Nora Litchfield had three sons serving concurrently. Lee’s father was too young to serve at the time. An uncle was taken prisoner in Bataan, survived the Corregidor Death March and 48 months in a Japanese POW camp. That family story was strong, as was an admiration and respect for police and all law enforcement officers.
In order to be closer to aging parents, Lee and her husband, Rob, moved back to Missouri in 2013. There, she continues to operate a small catering business. After 15 years with Nokia, her husband is now a high school English teacher. While they are learning to “bloom where they are planted,” they sorely miss Texas – especially Tex-Mex and “real” BBQ.
Lee is honored to be a part of the board and looks forward to aiding in the service to police and their families.