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Lee George Gaupp III November 24, 1966 - June 16, 2021

It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lee George Gaupp III, age 54, a long-time resident of Boise, Idaho . Lee went home to be with Jesus on the evening of June 16, 2021 while in his back yard watering their grapes. While his passing was unexpected, he always was excited about the day he would get to heaven and be able to watch the movie reels of biblical history play before him in “Heaven’s Theater”. So, we will choose to rejoice with him and look forward to the day we can sit next to him in the theater and share some popcorn.

Lee was born on November 24th, 1966 in Chalmette, Louisianna to Lee G. Gaupp Jr. and Carol R. Gaupp. His family moved away from the New Orleans area to Crestview, Florida in 1970. He graduated from Crestview High School in 1984 and in 1986 from Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science. He then went to Liberty Bible College in Pensacola, Florida where he met his wife, Tami. They married in 1987. In 1990, he relocated with his wife to Boise, Idaho where they remained.

Lee was a people person and always ended up in the center of whatever was happening. When he entered a room, he brought passionate enthusiasm and mischief. He believed in making the world better by using his ability to help other people when they needed it and he would go out of his way to do so.

He loved being the Piano Man playing music and leading others into worship of the Creator. Lee began playing the piano and leading worship services in 1986. He had a passionate intensity that served him well in his role of leading musicians and teams of singers. He did this in college chapel, serving in churches, youth camps and special events, including the annual March for Jesus rally in the 90s.

In 2003 Lee helped open The Venue, an all-ages concert house in downtown Boise, Idaho. The vision was to interact with the young poets of the day, showing them unconditional acceptance and respect that so many had never had. Lee was the “House Manager” and loved interacting with the traveling bands, local musicians, and “the regulars” of the current music scene.

Lee spent the last 29 years working as an IT specialist in software and systems engineering at Albertsons and Supervalu. Known for his expertise in Microsoft SharePoint, Mobile Device Management, end-user training, and rolling out Microsoft Teams companywide in 2019 just prior to the start of COVID. His constant innovation and out-of-the-box thinking was an asset to his company.

Lee loved the adventure of living in the heart of downtown Boise and riding his Electra cruiser to work. He and his wife enjoyed just being together, whether walking around the Saturday market, meeting new people, hearing bands play at local venues or frequenting their favorite coffee shops.

Preceded in death by his father, Lee G. Gaupp Jr. He is survived by his wife, Tami Gaupp; his sons… Justin Gaupp and his wife Shaina, and grandchildren, Taliya and Norah, and Alex Gaupp and his wife Ali; Mom, Carol Gaupp; Sister, Calee Sapp; Stepbrother, Keith Gaupp; Stepsisters, Janice Dill and Janet Crappel; Father-in-law, Dick Sorenson; Mother-in-law, Donna Sorenson; Brother-in-law, Rick Sorenson; Sister-in-law, Jesika Sorenson.

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    Dale & Nadine Bennett says

    I am a coworker of Lee and have worked on so many projects with Lee. I am shocked and saddened by your loss. Our prayers our with you and your family.
    Lee was always an advocate for the store employee and IT making everyone’s life’s easier. He will truly missed, he has touched so many lives

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      Tami Gaupp says

      Thank you, I really appreciate hearing your experience with Lee. And you’re right, there’s nothing he loved more than helping make things work better for those working in the stores.

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    Douglas Post says

    I am a former co-worker with Lee. And he was a very good friend. He will be sorely missed by many people, and he has touched many peoples lives in a very positive way. He stuck with me when I needed him and I will be there for his family if they ever need it.

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      Tami Gaupp says

      I remember your name and may have met you over the years. Thank you for sharing this, I know it gave him so much pleasure to be of help to his friends. He had a way of filling up the room, space and life in general so you’re right, his impact will definitely be missed.

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    Joel Oleson says

    Remembering Lee. He was always positive and definitely had a way of picking up the room. Was just looking at pictures of Lee with the Microsoft community. Such a happy guy. He will be missed.

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      Tami Gaupp says

      Lee loved his involvement with the Microsoft group, which I always heard about.. Thank you Joel for the memory.

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    Ray Hrovat says

    I worked with Lee at Albertsons. He sat by me, but we weren’t especially close and didn’t socialize outside the office. But I spent a lot of time around him and feel like I got a good feel for the person he was. He traveled somewhere to get the maximum effect of the 2017 eclipse. When I saw him at the office the next day, he couldn’t stop gushing about how amazing it was. And that was such typical Lee. He had a passion and enthusiasm for things that he wore on his sleeve, and was contagious. Though he’s not with us anymore, I think it’s safe to say he loved his life, and got the most out of every day of it, and that’s all any of us can ask for.

    My thoughts are with you and your family, Tami.

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      Tami Gaupp says

      Thank you, Ray. Oh yes, he dragged me along for the joy-ride to see the eclipse. I enjoyed watching him enjoy it more than anything. He made it fun to watch!

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    Lee Flores says

    Lee Gaupp was the better Lee between us. I never met him in person, as we worked with Albertsons together but separated geographically. He was always someone I could lean on to gain insight on the larger company processes or even just to catch up and see how each other was doing. I could not find a more caring individual in the department where everyone was A+. Even to where I am, Lubbock, TX, his reach was vast. Lee will always be my Albertsons “Buddy”.

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