Adrian Leland "Lee" Holcomb
Birth: September 23, 1899 in Nebraska (Ernest was born in 1898 in Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska)
Parents: James Holcomb (1851-1912) & Susan Holcomb (1857-1945)
Marriage: 1. Ella Sanks about 1929
Residence: 1959 Leland lived in Deer Lodge, Montana.
After coming to Montana, he was employed by the Milwaukee and Norther Pacific Railroad for several years.
Marriage: #2 Garnet of Deer Lodge
Death: Monday, September 14, 1959 in Deer Lodge, Montana
Montana Standard (Butte) September 15, 1959 - Leland Holcomb Obituary
Marriage #1: Ella married Lee about 1929.
Marriage #2: Garnet of Deer Lodge
Ella Fanny Sanks
Birth: April 7, 1908 in Hooker Nebraska -- Ella was one of eight children
Father: Claude Everett Sanks (born May 5, 1883)
Mother: Flora Mae Wengard(born Feb 29, 1884 in Atlanta, Harlan Co, NE.
Death: November 14, 1935 in Deer Lodge, Montana
Ella Fanny Sanks
Marriage #1 John Lesser on August 16, 1924
Marriage #2 Leland Holcomb about 1929
Lee and Ella's Children
1. Leland Adrian Holcomb aka. Lee Laverne Hill
Birth: June 17, 1930 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Adopted: by Hill family at age five and name changed to Lee Laverne Hill
Married: Haxel Jean Hill born 9/28/1932 in Kalispell Montana
<> 2018 living in Kelso Washington
December 12, 2014 at Ilwaco Washington
Children: Deborah Lee Rixie born 1952 in Kalispell Montana currently living in Longview Washington
Michael Laverne Hill born 1955 in Kalispell Montana currently living in Clatskanie Oregon
Katherine Jean Wicker born 1957 in Kalispell Montana currently living in Longview Washington
2010 : Lee living in Ocean Park Washington
Lee, Kathy, Michael, Debbie, Hazel Michael & Cheryl
2. Donna Jean Holcomb
Birth: May 6, 1932 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska born to Leland Adrian "Lee" Holcomb and Ella Fanny Sanks
Ella died in 1935 in Deer Lodge Montana and Lee was unable to care for the children.
Adopted: by John Bert Brink and Lucy Elizabeth Applegate Brink
Marriage: #1 Robert Ernest Stinson on June 30, 1951 in Deer Lodge, Montana. Divorced in 1953
Children: Daniel R. Stinson born June 1952 living in Helena in 2010
Marriage: #2 Ernest Becker born ~1931 in
Wilsall Montana on August 21, 1955
Children: Cheryl "Woody" Wallace born 1959 in Bozeman MT and living in Malta in 2010
Allen H. Becker born 1957 in Bozeman living in Whitefish in 2010
married Debora "Debby" Goodsell in 1979 now divorced
Grandchildren: Shawna, Lindsay, and Eric Great-grandchildren: Jason, Devon, Jeremiah, Lua and Ember
Death: Friday, July 2, 2010
picture taken in 1980s of
Donna and Sue Funk
at Donna's home in
Ella Sanks and John Lesser Children:
Dorothy Alvina Lesser
||Birth: April 20, 1925 in Gering, Nebraska
Dorothy moved to Montana with parents Ella and Lee at the age of 7.
After the death of her mother, she was placed in the state orphans home in Twin Bridges from
1935 to 1941. After 1941, She lived with the Tom and Nellie Wilson family on Indian Creek
Marriage: #1 Harold Donegan Funk in 1942; Harold died in 1962.
Marriage: #2 Larry Duncan Preston on April 24, 1981.
Death: Dorothy went home to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 25, 2007
1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home - Dorothy Holcomb age 14
born about 1927 in Gering, Nebraska
1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home -
Mildred Holcomb age 13
Herrietta born 1929 and died of diabetes
when she was about 15.
Possible Grave: <> https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113085753/etta-b-lesser