Dorothy Chang Lee

September 5, 1933 - October 9, 2013 Dorothy Chang Lee of Los Gatos, CA, previously of Pasadena, CA, was born in Honolulu, HI where she attended her beloved St. Andrews Priory. She earned a bachelors degree at the University of Hawaii and completed post graduate work at Indiana University. Dorothy was well read and well spoken. She was a gifted and entertaining writer and delighted friends and family with her poetry and prose. Dorothy enjoyed travel, and she was lucky enough to journey throughout the world. She had a genuine interest in people and their stories, and she had a knack for remembering minute details of people's lives. Dorothy was generous, thoughtful, kind and will be remembered for sharing her many gifts. She was a strong and indomitable spirit. Survived by children Laura (Rusty), Lani (Joe), Douglas (Kellee) and granddaughter Alison as well as many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband Hong-Yong and son Bruce. A memorial service will be held February 22, 2014, 2:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA. Dress is Hawaiian casual. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrews Priory or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Family can be reached at

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 9, 2014