Frank Levan “Lee” Field, III

Date of Birth

February 9, 1954

Date of Death

December 21, 2017

Lee was born February 9, 1954 in Fort Campbell Kentucky and passed from this world on December 21, 2017 at his home in Santa Barbara. At the age of 10, he moved to Santa Barbara with his parents Frank and Marcia Field. Lee attended local schools and graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1972, where he lettered in tennis and excelled in the performing arts, including theater and singing Acapella, Men’s Chorus and Mixed Choir.

After attending the College of William & Mary and working with North American Weather Consultants and in the auto industry, Lee joined the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. For over 13 years, he served as a valued support staff in juvenile services, as a Probation Assistant and Supervising Administrative Office Professional in adult services, and as an Intake and Release Specialist at the newly implemented Tri-Counties Boot Camp.

Lee married his loving wife, Lee Ann Bethel in December, 2001. They met while serving in the Probation Department, and remained each other’s greatest cheerleaders, as well as soulmates, and “partners in crime.”

Lee loved adventure, and traveled extensively around the world, visiting many places off the beaten path as a young man. Lee also kept a life-long love of music, photography, Mustangs, exotic cars, his menagerie of beloved pets, his devoted and loving circle of friends and family. Lee left this world far too soon, but touched many with his kindness, generosity, charm, wit, and perseverance in the face of challenge. He will forever be in the hearts of his many friends and his wife Lee Ann and mother Marcia. Lee is surely now soaring the heavens in peace.

A celebration of life will be held on June 21, the Summer Solstice – Lee’s favorite day.


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