Owen Riley Lee
Owen Riley Lee CHARLESTON - Owen Riley Lee died peacefully at Bishop Gadsden on Monday morning. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee and Jean Riley Lee. Born in Williston on February 14, 1938, she was raised in Sumter, graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Education, and a Masters from the University of South Carolina. She taught throughout rural Charleston County and was employed by Spoleto Festival USA in its early years to bring a visual arts element to the Festival. She is survived by her sister Zan Wells of Greenville, and brothers Robert E. "BoBo" Lee of Edisto and Jasper Johns of Sharon, Connecticut. The family wishes to thank the staff of Bishop Gadsden for their kindness and care shown Owen during her stay. If you would like to make a memorial in her name, Owen was very fond of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths

Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2011.
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Was looking for Owen to see if she could help me fill in my life (stayed with us while she was in college--my parents-Walter and Colleen Fries). Such a shock to see this. She had the vitality we all could use a bit of during this Covid crisis. I share the sense of loss with you and grieve. Love her
Betheda Fries Gramlin
February 9, 2021
She was a great classmate at Edmunds HIgh. God bless! Lew Osteen
February 14, 2011
I am very saddened to hear of Owen passing. She was such a gracious and welcoming woman. She had such an impact on our lives that we named our first daughter after her. She will be fondly remembered.
John Lee
February 13, 2011
We have many fond memories of Owen. We were fortunate to be able to visit her when she lived in Edisto. She was always a warm and gracious host. Our sympathies to her family.
Mike & Annette McManus
February 12, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Owen Lee. She was a wonderful friend to our family--always the life of the party. Growing up, I always thought of her as a role model, as she inevitably added grace, intelligence and cutting wit to any gathering. We miss her.
katie Crouch
January 28, 2011
My condolences to Owen's family. Although Owen and I crossed paths infrequently after high school, she was often in my thoughts and I am deeply saddened by her death. My wife Heather was introduced to Owen's sharp wit and keen intellect when Owen and we lived in the New York City area. My last visit with Owen was not very long ago. Our time together was bittersweet but I treasured every moment and marveled at her unfailing wit and zest for life.
We will miss you Owen.
Knox and Heather Witherspoon
Hilton Head
January 27, 2011
We are deeply saddened to learn of Owen's death. She was very much a part of our lives for several years and our lives were richer for knowing her. Her wit and intelligence were to be envied.
Rosalie and Bill Crouch
Rosalie Crouch
January 27, 2011
Zan and Jasper, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. Owen was a very sweet person. With love, Ione
Ione Hildebrand
January 27, 2011
Owen was a very special person, and my life was made richer by knowing her. I will always remember her wonderful laugh and delightfully wicked sense of humor.
Judy Sawyer
January 27, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss, Owen Lee was a very wonderful lady and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. (ResCare HomeCare, Charleston, SC )
Christine Bolton
January 27, 2011
Ms.Lee was a talented art teacher at Jane Edwards Elem. She will never be forgotten.
Leslie Brown-Walker
January 27, 2011
We are saddened at the loss of our old dear friend...
Myrna Kimbrel Hanlon and E. V. Kimbrel
E. V. Kimbrel
January 27, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Odyssey Hospice Family
January 27, 2011
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