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Lee Mavity: A Memorial

By May 13, 2024 Captain's Log

The Myth

Captain Lee Mavity

Primary Yard Engineer for the U.S.S. Hercules, NCC-1653, Electronic Defense and Protection Systems, 2222-2225.  Captain Lee Mavity served with distinction and made significant contributions to the design, building, and career of the well documented ship the U.S.S. Hercules, a major factor in the successful conclusion of the Battle of Axanar, and the conclusion of the Four Years War.

The Man

Shelton Lee Mavity, aka Lee Mavity

December 10, 1947 — November 3, 2023

“I might not make it.”

Shelton “Lee” Mavity was of great help to the Ares Studios project Axanar.  He served with distinction at several of the filming shoots at Ares Studio in Lawrenceville, Georgia as a trusted trouble shooter and runner working directly for producer Alec Peters.  Mr. Mavity was also a long-time donor and patron of the project and thus contributed to making production of “Axanar” possible.

In his professional life, Lee was a great systems engineer who worked for several major contractors in support of the U.S. military, serving at Lockheed Martin, TRW, and Northrop Grumman over his nearly fifty year career.

Lee was a great friend to many over the more than fourty years in which I knew him, and he will be forever remembered by those whose lives he touched.

Lee W. Benjamin

Listening to Lee’s stories at events we did was always a blast. Lee worked for the defense industry during Vietnam and then worked on a lot of secret projects for “the company”!  He was living history and just the jolly sort who was fun to have helping out. We will miss him.

Alec Peters

Lee’s Obituary

On the morning of Friday, November 3, 2023, Shelton Lee Mavity,75, entered into eternal rest.

Shelton was born on December 10, 1947, to the late Robert Lee and Evelynn Bisplinghoff Nelson in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With great pride, he served his country in the United States Army prior to working at Northrop Grumman as an Electronic Defense Programmer from where he retired.

His memory will forever be treasured by his adoring wife, Doris Huie Mavity; children, Robert Mavity (Kathy), and Paul Mavity; grandchildren, Riana Mavity, Chase Mavity, Michelle Freeman, Anna Freeman, Jessie Fish and Jamie Willis; and sister, Jane McGraw.

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