Katherine "KT" Lee, 87, of Beverly Hills, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. She was born Oct. 31, 1925, to Katherine (Broderick) Ryan and Michael J. Ryan. She retired from Long Island Railroad and moved to Beverly Hills from Auburndale, N.Y., in 1993. Katherine was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Beverly Hills Garden Club, Beverly Hills Civic Association and USABDA. She was secretary of Irish Social Club since June 1996 and the treasurer of United Residents of Beverly Hills for eight years.
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Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Lee; her son, Thomas J. Lee Jr.; her daughters, Charlene E. Graf and Katherine T. Lee; and her sister, Margaret Baumann. Survivors include her daughter, Bernadette Zarefes (Theodore) of Staten Island, N.Y.; her sons, Timothy J. Lee (Katharine) of Decatur, Ill., Terrance J. Lee (Mary Ann) of Vancouver, Wash., and Tegan J. Lee (Christine) of Scarsdale, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Gregory, Tristan, Kerry, Jessica, Kelly, Michael, Trevor, Nicole and Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County Inc., Hospice of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Fero Funeral Home.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 4, 2012