Verlee Overpack Bischoff Van Hee

May 23, 1931 – March 2, 2013

Verlee Overpack Bischoff  Van Hee, loving wife, mother and grandmother died on March 2, 2013, at the age of 81.

She was born in Wenatchee, Wash. on May 23, 1931, to Garth and Mildrid Overpack.  She was raised by her mother Mildrid  and Golden Bischoff in Lovell.

Verlee enjoyed traveling, starting at a very young age when she took the train from Billings to Wenatchee every summer to visit her father.  She continued to travel throughout Europe, Australia, Hawaii, and cruises to Mexico and Alaska, during her retirement years.

Verlee and several of her neighbors started a private kindergarten when there wasn’t one available for children in Renton, Wash.  She was an avid cook and liked to try new recipes she learned from her travels. She also enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch and made many beautiful blankets for family to cherish.

She is survived by her children, Julie Van Hee (Barry Sather), Ralph Van Hee (Jolene) and six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dewain Van Hee. She leaves behind many friends at The Chateau Valley Center where she spent her last wonderful years enjoying time with friends.

A memorial service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to Susan G. Komen 3-Day at:

To send one of our special floral arrangements, please call Valley Flowers & Gifts in Lovell, 307-548-7101