Judith H. Lee, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 11, 2023 at the age of 70. She was a life-long resident of Sacramento, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry H. Lee and Gloria J. Lee. Judith is survived by her sister Joliene Lee, brothers Michael (Gail, nephews Brian (Becky), David (Nicole), Stephen) and Gary (Dinah, nephews Mitchell, Matthew), and many relatives.
After graduating from McClatchy High School, Judith earned a BA degree in Bacteriology from UC Berkeley. In 1975, Judith began her professional career with the UC Davis Medical Center. She had a long, fulfilling career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the UCDMC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. With a strong work ethic, she enjoyed learning and working in the different sections of the Lab. She also attended conferences to be knowledgeable about changes in her industry. She participated in research projects and occasionally presented findings in Poster Sessions at the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry conferences. After 39 years of service, Judith retired as the supervisor for Point-of-Care Testing. Many at her retirement expressed their appreciation for her mentoring.
Judith loved to travel and cruise, exploring cultures and talking with people of other countries. She began her travel adventures in 1985 with a 6-week travel/study trip to China under spartan accommodations, and returned with many wonderful memories and friends. Judith traveled to many states in the U.S., as well as to Canada, Central America, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Russia. An avid museum-goer, she visited museums throughout the U.S. and in her travels abroad.
Judith touched many lives. She was a caring and thoughtful person, and generous with her time and resources. Judith enjoyed supporting community and charitable organizations in the arts, education, and health care. Her first experience was volunteering at the 1981 California State Railroad Museum Opening. She continued her activities with organizations that were important to her, including California Pacific Medical Center, UC Berkeley, and Crocker Art Museum. In her spare time, Judith enjoyed doing origami; shopping; attending musicals, plays, ballets and operas; taking day trips; and trying new restaurants.
Judith will be fondly remembered by those whose lives she touched and enriched. She is loved with all our hearts and will be missed every day. A Celebration of Life service will be held on February 2, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, please consider a remembrance to the Judith H. Lee Endowment Fund, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation at www.cpmc.org/givenow-tribute.