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Jane Lee


1936 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jane Lee Obituary
May 22, 1936 - September 12, 2016 Janie was the fourth child and only girl born to Beulah and Cecil Askew in Pasadena, California. Along with her three older brothers, she attended Longfellow, Marshall, and PCC. In 1955 she married Robert E. Lee Jr. After Bob returned from service in Germany, they continued living in Pasadena and had three children. Jane took an active role in her children's education, and in addition to being a part time student, served on school committees and assisted in their classrooms. In 1969 Jane completed a business degree at Cal State L.A. and was employed as a commercial banker with Bank of America. After Bob's death in 1982, Jane continued to have a successful career in banking, and in 1988 she left Pasadena and moved to Laguna Beach. Jane will always be remembered for her positive attitude and warm personality. She liked to travel and had a profound interest in learning the culture and customs of new places. No one was a stranger, and she met new friends wherever she went. Jane was an avid sports fan and she loved tennis, first as a player, and later as a spectator. She attended the US Open and Wimbledon, and for many years volunteered as an usher at the Dinah Shore Classic in La Quinta. She also enjoyed watching the Dodgers, the Angels, the Lakers, and any sport being played by one of her seven grandchildren. Jane's parents, husband, and three brothers, Jim, Raymond, and Eddie, all preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Debbie Betts, Larry Lee, and Deanne Lee, and her grandchildren, Shane Betts (Jen), Tiffany Shocklee (Zack), Brittany Lee, Daniel Herger, Robert Lee, Kaitlin Lee, Allison Lee, and great-granddaughter Fiona Jane Lee. Jane was always outgoing, enthusiastic, happy and cheerful and lived a self directed life of adventure, humor, love, and joy. She will be greatly missed. An Open House celebrating Jane's life will be held at her Laguna Beach home on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00-6:00. Any donations in Jane's honor may be sent to the City of Hope.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2016
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