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Lee Shore Priestley

Lee Shore Priestley, American writer, secondary school educator. Certified secondary teacher Oklahoma, Louisiana. Named one of Citizen of Year, Las Cruces Realtors, 1982, New Mexico Realtors, 1983, Writer of Year, Year University Oklahoma School Journalism, 1980.


  • Priestley, Lee Shore was born on August 30, 1904 in Iola, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Edmond and Bess (Dorsa) Shore.

  • Education

    • Student, University Oklahoma, 1923—1925. Bachelor, New Mexico State University, 1952.


    • Teacher Drumright Schools, Oklahoma, 1923—1928, Crowley Schools, Louisiana, 1943—1945, University Oklahoma, 1960, 1974, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1976. Freelance writer, 1945.

    Major achievements

    • Certified secondary teacher Oklahoma, Louisiana.


    • Believe in Spring
    • The frontier spirit of the American West a century ago is re-created in this story of a girl who learns that genuine love is more important than a life of security.
    • Now for Nola
    • "Changeable" Nola finds that marriage and life on a military base require more responsible effort than she had expected.
    • The Sound of Always
    • An anthropologist is forced to decide between her love for her work and the man who lives far away.
    • Murder Takes the Baths
    • Thermal Springs, where the old and crippled came for curative baths, was hardly an exciting place.


    Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


    Chairman Drug and Crime Commission, Las Cruces, 1970—1972. Chairman board trustees Branigan Library., since 1970. Treasurer Dona Ana ARts Council, 1987.

    Board directors Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Las Cruces, since 1980, Friends of Library., Las Cruces, 1975—1985. Trustee New Mexico Library. Association, Santa Fe, 1970—1980.

    Member City Planning Commission, Las Cruces, 1982—1985. Member of New Mexico Press Women (Zia award 1969, 1971), Phi Mu, Wednesday Literature (Las Cruces) (president 1975), Altrusa 1975, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi 1960, 1970.



    Theater, music, history.


    • Married Orville E. Priestley, June 14, 1926. Children: Joseph Shore, Orville Eugene Junior.
    • father: Edmond Shore
    • mother: Bess (Dorsa) Shore
    • spouse: Orville E. Priestley
    • children: Joseph Shore Priestley
    • Orville Eugene Junior Priestley
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    Born August 30, 1904
    • 1952
      New Mexico State University
    • 1923 - 1928
      Teacher, Drumright Schools
      Oklahoma, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      Teacher, Drumright Schools
      Louisiana, United States
    • 1945
      freelance writer
    • 1960
      Teacher, Drumright Schools
    • 1974
      Teacher, Drumright Schools
    • 1976
      Teacher, Drumright Schools
      Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States