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Hattie W. Lee
Hattie was first married to Eloy H. Trujillo, with whom she had five children. Surviving are: Pattie Ann Tarpenning (William) and John Eloy Trujillo (Cynthia). Deceased children were Marcus Jon Trujillo (Bucky); Roy Christopher Trujillo (Kit); and Joel F. Trujillo. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Hannah Trujillo, John E. Trujillo, Jr., Honor Tarpenning, Peter Tarpenning, and Christopher Trujillo (Michelle). There are two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Ashton Trujillo.
As an Air Force wife, Hattie lived in Occupied Japan, Texas, Taiwan, Arizona, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and New York. After moving to Nags Head in 1974, she later married James. E (Jim) Lee, and was co-owner of Jim’s Camera House, where she worked until 1987. A stroke forced her retirement.
Until her stroke, Hattie was an avid surf fisherman, serving a term as the Head Hag of the North Carolina Sea Hags, a woman’s fishing club. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Outer Banks Current, a small newspaper.
Interment of the urn in South Carolina will take place at a future date. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.