Sylvia Lee

Lee, Sylvia Virginia
March 26, 1924 - February 2, 2013
Sylvia Lee, a joyful servant of God who founded a hospital in Madagascar and cared for children at Laurel Hall School in North Hollywood, has died. Ms. Lee is one of four children born to Otis A. and Christine Lee. After graduating from Hollywood High School in 1942, she attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN and then returned home to obtain an RN degree from Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital Nursing School. In 1949, she answered the call to establish a new Lutheran hospital in Manambaro, Madagascar. For the next 21 years, she worked closely with others to extend care to countless people and to train Malagasy men and women to carry on the medical work when she returned home. From 1971 to 1996, she served as nurse at Laurel Hall School in North Hollywood and at numerous Lutheran Bible Camps. She is preceded in death by her brother, Otis Lee and sister, Marian Ruud. Sylvia is survived by her sister Lenora Ruud and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Hollwwood on Saturday, February 16 at 11:00am.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 13, 2013