Doris Card LeePublished 9:50pm Monday, December 10, 2012
Doris Card Lee, 95, died on November 17, 2012 at Willow Brooke Lane, Tryon Estates, in Columbus.
She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on August 15, 1917, the daughter of the late Frederic Monroe and Lillian Prudence (Courtright) Card.
She was predeceased by Wallace Williams Lee, Jr., her husband of 65 years, and her sister, Prudence (Card) Skiff.
She is survived by two children, Doris L. Bessette, of Charlestown, RI, and Frederic W. Lee, and his wife Susan, of New Milford, Conn; four grandchildren, Doris M. Avila of Taunton, MA; Justin W. Lee of Rockville, RI; and Brandon W. Lee and Alden B. Lee, both of New Milford, Conn.
She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Savanna and Kyle Souza of Taunton, Mass.; Collin, Dayton and Colton Lee of Rockville, RI.
Mrs. Lee attended the Junior College of Connecticut, and then the New Haven School of Drama, teaching drama until she was married in 1942.
She started painting in 1949, and became an accomplished artist in both oils and watercolors, exhibiting her paintings numerous places. She and her husband resided in New York City for 12 years then Sherman, Conn., for 35 years before moving to Tryon Estates, Columbus in 1997.
Mrs. Lee was an active member of the DAR and the P.E.O. She served as a Connecticut State Regent of the DAR, and was the organizer and first president of the PEO group at Tryon Estates.
She ran the Friendly Service group at the Congregational Church in Sherman, Conn. for many years. In North Carolina she was a member of the Tryon Painters and Sculptures group and the Congregational Church, UCC, Tryon.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to Cottey College, Nevada, MO; AHAF Macular Degeneration Research program; the Alzheimer’s Association; or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.