Although I married into his family, Lee Kilbourne felt like a full-blooded grandpa to me. He was always available with a smile, a conversation or a compliment. He gave those generously.
I cannot adequately summarize the consequential life of Lee in a few paragraphs. Suffice it to say that on Sept. 5, I lost a grandfather, mentor and friend, and this world lost a good and faithful servant.
He was a good and faithful servant to his country, having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a good and faithful servant to members of his parish and his community who could always count on his constancy.
Mostly, he was a good and faithful servant to God and family. All of us who knew him hailed him as our North Star. When we saw his servant’s heart during the final years of Grandma Kilbourne’s life, we also saw his faithfulness to his love and a wonderful example of God’s love for us.
On Sept. 5, Lee was reunited with the love of his life, and I believe he heard those words, good and faithful servant, once again.
We love you, Grandpa. Rest in peace.
Submitted by his grandson-in-law, Brian Hendricks