Family Tribute:The life she lived was a life indeed; the life she gave was so much more. She was an industrious idealist whose uncontainable vision and energy inspired and ignited creativity.
She gave me faith in the impossible.She was the first boss to put faith in me.She is by far the best boss I have ever had.
Purple is her color: symmetry of action and reflection.
Her obstacles at Marsh were as insurmountable as the towers that scaled her success. Collapsed, in ruins of metal and glass, She Is Risen – on Top of the World!…
As the sun sets, her pure radiance vanished in purple beauty, she remains, rising continually in our hearts.
Two funds have been established in memory of Kathryn. Donations may be sent to the following:
Kathryn Lee Memorial FundAttn: Chandra GordonThe Nature ConservancyLong Island Chapter250 Lawrence Hill RoadCold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631.367.3384 x116631.367.4715 (fax)cgordon@TNC.org
Gifts may be by check by mail or VISA or MasterCard by phone, fax or email
(card number, expiration date, amount of gift)
Kathryn Bristow Lee ’64 ScholarshipSanta Barbara High School Alumni AssociationSanta Barbara High SchoolPO Bos 6121Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6121
Gifts by check to SBHS Alumni Association, memo line Kathryn Bristow Lee Scholarship (awarded annually)
Gifts to both funds tax deductible
Kathryn Blair Lee: Holiday Extravaganzas
Kathryn Blair Lee was never one to do things halfway. Consider Thanksgiving. 'There had to be at least 25 people and dinner had to last three to five hours,' said her husband, E. Philip Lee, noting that there were always a theme and printed menus. 'None of this gobble up the turkey and go back and watch football.'
At 55, a senior vice president with Marsh Inc. who had recently moved to New York, she was a self-taught elder stateswoman in her information technology group. But in a field dominated by youth she stayed a step ahead.
'Her energy extended to every aspect of her life,' said Richard Shewmaker, who had worked with her since 1993. 'I remember a breathtaking cluster of California poppies on her floating home in Portland, Ore., the goldfish pond with a rocky stream and waterfall she designed at another.
'When I think of Kathryn in her office on the 96th floor of the trade center, I can see the pretty teacup and saucer she had brought with her. Those touches were wherever she was.'