Lee Hubler, 93, passed away at his home on Friday, July 24, 2009. He was born May 23, 1916 in Medford, Ore., to John W. and Bessie M. Hubler. Lee was a life-long resident of Medford, Ore.
He is survived by Dorothy Hofbeck, who became his wife on Nov. 2, 1941. They were happily married for 67 years. Lee was a PFC in the U.S. Army in World War II for three and a half years and was stationed in the Asiatic Pacific, Northern Solomons, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his services during the war. Lee graduated from Medford High School in 1934. He was a member of the American Postal Workers Union and worked at the Medford Post Office for 35 years. He retired Feb. 25, 1977. Lee was a member of the Southern Oregon C.B Club for 25 years. He took pleasure in watching baseball and all types of fishing. He especially enjoyed hooking into sailfish off the Baja California coast. Lee and Dorothy enjoyed travelling during their years together, particularly their time in Baja California Sur, Mexico. In 1983, Lee was recognized with a special citation for a life saving award by Governor Victor Atiyeh.
He is survived by his three sons, Daryl Hubler, Eugene, Ore., twins, Gary Hubler and Terry Hubler, Medford, Ore.; three grandchildren, Tyler, Colton and Kyle; and Lee's sisters, Naomi and Berta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold; and sister, Esther.
No funeral service will be held. A private family gathering is planned.