Anne Borden Lee, who died unexpectedly on September 14 at age 73, loved sailing, hunting, and fishing and was looking forward to her first saltwater fly-fishing expedition in the Pacific Line Islands. An intrepid traveler, Anne enjoyed exploring the world on safaris and far flung adventures as well as professionally, as a surgeon.
Born in Wilmington, NC, on December 7, 1948, Anne attended the Porter-Gaud School, Charleston High School, and Davidson College, a school to which she was devoted—most recently enjoying her 50th reunion. Anne received her training at the Medical University of South Carolina. She practiced in the Charleston area, in the Florida Keys, and, as a locum tenems surgeon in a number of remote areas of the United States.
Anne read widely and loved to write. Fascinated by Jungian psychology, she was deeply religious and an active participant in several study and dream groups.
She was married twice. Her first spouse died of cancer; Anne was a devoted caregiver throughout that long illness. Her second marriage ended in divorce. She is predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Mary Borden Lee of Charleston, SC, and a brother Lawrence Lee of Savannah, GA. Survivors include a nephew, L. Borden Lee, two nieces, Shannon Lee and Ramsay Jarvis, six great nephews and one great niece—as well as many other relatives from both sides of her family.
Funeral arrangements in Charleston are by the J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September, 30, 2022, at Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center, Hendersonville, NC. or to Davidson College.