Obituary: Lucy Lee
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Lucy Lee
Lucy Lee
Lucy Lee

1914 to May 13, 2014

Lucy Lee, 93, died Tuesday, May 13 after suffering a heart attack a week earlier.

She was born in St. Joseph, MO to Joseph and Rosa Lee Baldridge.

She moved to San Diego where she raised her two children, Thomas and Eleanor, and considered that her home.

She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper.

She married Carl Graef in 1980 and moved to Oak Tree Villa in Scotts Valley in 2004, but remained a loyal Padres fan to the end.

She touched many lives. She is survived by her 100-year-old husband Carl Graef of Scotts Valley; her daughter, Eleanor (Sami) Fullford of Jacksonville, FL; and Carl’s children, Clayton (Pat) Graef of Santa Maria, Lois (Kevin) Mattson of Oceanside and Cheryl (Rick) Hill of Scotts Valley.

She and Carl shared 16 grandchildren including Brian of Florida, Jessica, Sherry, Robin, Bryan, Daniel, Joshua, Jeremy, Jonathan, Cindi, Christa, and Rachel of California, Will of Alaska, Tom Jr., Sharilynn and Laura of Washington state and many nieces and nephews.

In addition she leaves behind 35 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Lee was a strong woman who persevered through deafness and loss of sight from macular degeneration.

She brought laughter to her family with her dry sense of humor and her independent spirit.

The family especially thanks her friends and the staff at Oak Tree Villa and her physician, Dr. Diane McGrew who were so kind and helpful to her during the past 10 years and her two granddaughters, Cindi and Christa, for extraordinary care while in the hospital several times.

Services will be held at a later date. If you would like to send your condolences to Lucy’s family, share memories or photos, or light a candle please visit

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