It is with great sadness that the family of Irene Lee announces her passing on
August 2. Irene was the beloved mother of Debbie, Marina, Michael, and the late Ken
Lee. She was preceded in death by her fun-loving husband, Gene Lee. Irene was a
devoted grandmother to Jake and Joe, Bella and Gino, and Katie and Cooper; and a
respected mother-in-law to Jack, Matt, and Kristi. She was an adored sister, auntie and
“Momly” to her extended family, and will be fondly remembered by her dear friends.
Irene was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco
State University. She was a manager at the Food Bowl, a property manager for the Lee
family, an enthusiastic swim team mom, and a dedicated school volunteer for both her
children and grandchildren. She was a lifelong advocate for the ocean, devoting many
years as a volunteer for the Marine Mammal Center. Irene loved to travel, play board
games, and watch sports, especially when cheering on her grandkids. She was happiest
in the kitchen; cooking meals for large gatherings, making whimsical treats, and
decorating beautiful cakes for special occasions. Irene will be missed by all who loved
and cherished her.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marine Mammal Center in
memory of Irene Lee.
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