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/
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2011.