Surrounded and held by those he loved most, Lee Myonghun Bishop, age 55, passed away on April 9, 2021, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Lee’s loving heart leaves behind a beacon of light for his community that will never fade.
Born in Seoul, South Korea on July 12, 1965, he was raised by his loving grandmother Mun Ye Ho and his parents Waynun and Robert Bishop in Ely, Nevada.
Lee was a graduate of White Pine High School and became the first in his family to receive a college degree. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Utah.
Lee began his career in social work, where he consistently demonstrated his love for others and the community through his service to his clientele and their families.
After 20 years in community mental health, he started his own construction business, Urban Construction. Lee was an architect of relationships and he quickly put that to use in his construction business. He gained a reputation for honesty, integrity and quality craftsmanship but what truly mattered most to Lee were the friendships he created along the way.
Lee was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed sharing his love of nature with others and would often take time to go hunting and fishing with friends. It was another way for him to connect with people whom he loved. He would always say, “It’s not really about catching fish”... “It’s about the conversations and stories shared when you are on the river.” He lived life to the fullest, and he will be deeply missed by many.
Lee exemplified honesty and selflessness, and always put friends and family above himself. This was most evident in the devoted and loving relationships he had with his son Alec and his partner April. Lee was a proud and dedicated father to Alec and he taught by living his values and demonstrating the importance of spending time together. He enjoyed barbeques and social gatherings because he appreciated the value of true fellowship and loved building lasting memories with family and friends.
Lee is survived by his son Alec, his loving partner and spouse April, her children Vivian and Vanessa, his parents Robert and Waynun, his brother and sister-in-law D’Wayne and Reesha, his nieces Paige and Olivia, many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. And his dearest friend Mike “Shorty” Katsanevas. He lives on in the memories of all his family and friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother Mun Ye Ho.
Please join us in celebration of Lee’s life on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Millcreek, UT.
A private graveside service will be held at Holladay Memorial Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made in the form of charitable donations to: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Utah at www.bbbsu.org.