Jan Barbara Lee (Little)


1956 – September 8, 2022



image of Jan Barbara Lee

Jan Barbara Lee

Jan Lee, 66, died peacefully and with dignity in Seattle on September 8, 2022 while surrounded by family and friends.  She is survived by sisters Marian Owen, Debbie Stewart (Kevin), Denise Little, and Colleen Little; nephews Gareth Hall and Jon Churma, along with Jon’s sons Jonathan and Brandan.  In addition, she is survived by partner and ex-husband, Terry Lee, along with numerous close friends.  Jan was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara, her father Bruce, and in 2021 by her cat, Golly.

image of Jan LeeJan was born in 1956 in Long Beach, CA to Bruce and Barbara Little and spent her early years moving with her family according to her father’s duty station with the U.S. Coast Guard. The bases include those in California, Florida, Virginia, and Jan’s favorite, Kodiak Island, Alaska, where she maintained lifelong friendships.

Jan retired as an Audit Assistant from King County Auditor’s office.

Her interests included reading, hiking, shopping, and she had a talent for sewing and fabric. She took pride in her fashion sense.  Many lunch breaks consisted of a vigorous walk with friends from her job at King County Courthouse to Macy’s, Nordstrom, or other shopping venues. The combination of exercise and retail was pleasing to her.  Many will miss Jan’s positive attitude, her pleasant outlook, and her friendly approach to the universe.

6 Responses to “Jan Barbara Lee (Little)”

  • Jon says:

    Love you Aunty Jan, you will truly be missed by all. Until we meet again big hugs and kisses.
    Your nephew

  • Maureen Butler says:

    From our childhood to adult adventures, you will always be remembered and missed dear friend, love you Jan❤. Moe

  • Helen Shepard says:

    Jan was a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor. I will miss her smile. We met in high school and I have many memories of her escapades. I am so glad to have been able to spend some time with her when she came to Kodiak for a visit, the memory I carry forward is one of here sitting on a big rock at the beach and her happy smile.

  • Melani says:

    As one of those lunchtime walk and shop friends, I have to say that Jan had the best style and was my fashion inspiration. She was also a very kind, supportive and loving friend and I miss her like crazy. We had lots of memories both at work and outside of work, but one of my very favorites was watching the Seahawk Super Bowl parade in Seattle. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m so glad to have shared it with her and Angel. The three amigas. I love you Jan and know that we will shop and laugh together again someday.

  • Colleen Little says:

    I reach for the phone to call or text…oh Jan, I miss you so much. Your good advice, your practicality, and your hidden talent, humor. God you were funny! Impersonations, word play – these are the memories I cherish and what I look forward to. Do they tell jokes in heaven? All my love in life and death – Colleen

  • Terry Lee says:

    Jan will be forever loved, always missed, and never forgotten. May she rest in power and may she Rest In Peace and for the coming months and the coming years may her memory be a blessing.

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