Chad Romney Lee, 44, left this life on May 2nd, 2023, in Ogden Utah, the city in which he was born. He was known to many as Chad and others as Romney, the latter a nickname affectionately given to him.
Chad passed away doing something he loved - fishing. His love for the outdoors began at an early age when he would go on camping trips with his family and eventually led him to become an experienced fisherman.
Born to Tim Jones and Mary Smith on October 2nd, 1978, Chad grew up with his sister Holly Smith and brother Greg Jones. He was destined for greatness from a young age and would go on to earn his accounting degree from the University of Kentucky.
After graduation, Chad worked at the IRS for 30 years before becoming head manager of his division. He shared his expertise and set an example through dedication in everything he did.
His service didn't stop there as he also served in the Navy proudly and earned a purple badge of honor for his bravery.
Those who knew him remember Chad as someone who could always make them laugh. Kindness came naturally - he put others before himself and served the community relentlessly throughout his life.
One of Chad's favorite pastimes was spending quality time with those close to him by going fishing. He is survived by his sister Holly Smith and brother Greg Jones; mother Mary Smith; grandfather Tim Jones; grandmother Mary Smith; several nieces; nephews; cousins; friends; colleagues who will all forever miss him.
While Chad will be dearly missed, memories of him will always be treasured fondly by everyone whose lives he touched. One such memory includes how proud he was when he won several awards during eating competitions.
Aside from fishing, other activities that brought Chad joy included reading books on finance, golfing with friends on weekends or watching Minnesota Vikings games on Sunday afternoons.
A Celebration of Life service for Chad will be held at Sonzini 2 on May 20th, 2023, from 13:00 - 14:00. His final resting place will be at his family's cemetery in Ogden. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.