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Interment of the Ashes of Young Soon Clara Lee will occur on Friday, November 13th at 2 pm. Her ashes will be interred to columbarium "Third Fall" in the Garden of Resurre...

Young Soon Clara Lee

November 22, 1937October 5, 2020

Young Soon Clara Lee passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Monday, October 5, 2020 after a long battle with liver cancer. She was born November 22, 1937 in Kyungbuk, Korea. She studied to be a nurse in Korea, and moved to Canada where she met her husband, Han No Simon Lee. They shared a happy life and 2 daughters. From Canada, they moved to America and lived in many places across the continent, eventually settling in Southern California.

Young Soon Clara worked as a nurse and furthered her studies in America in Orange County, California. Following that career she shared duties as a shopkeeper with her husband and ran many businesses from dry cleaning to delis. She is survived by her older daughter Sandra Lee Clark and younger daughter Margaret Clara Lee. Sandra married Mike Clark and had daughter Jyoti Clark. Margaret (Maggie) married Edward Lee and had son Cooper Lee and daughter Zoe Lee. Young Soon Clara's grandchildren provided her with much happiness and joy.

Young Soon Clara Lee enjoyed hobbies like reading, taking care of plants, and listening to music. She was also very involved with her church, the Korean Catholic Community of San Diego. She enjoyed meeting up with her friends that she met through the church and having lunch and coffee together. She was also very close with her relatives who live in Canada. Young Soon Clara has traveled from Korea, to Canada, America, Europe, and Israel. She nursed her husband through a long sickness and helped many of her relatives in Korea, Canada, and America. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held on October 23, 2020 at 11:30 am in El Camino Memorial Chapel- Sorrento Valley, located at 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA.

Services will start at 12 pm on October 23, 2020 in El Camino Memorial Chapel.

Due to current restrictions and the indoor environment, masks are required for all in-person attendees. Attendance will be very limited.

We encourage livestream viewing of the service which will be accessible starting October 23rd from the computer link below. Service content will also be viewable online after the conclusion of services.



  • Tribute Slideshow

    Friday, October 23, 2020



Young Soon Clara Lee

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Julia Lee

October 22, 2020

미국 할머니 was so kind, generous and just an overall amazing person. She was always so welcoming and easy to talk to. One of the best memories I have of her is when she came to Sylvia’s wedding and we just had an amazing time with the whole family. You will be missed a lot and I hope you are at peace. ❤️

Erin Graindorge

October 22, 2020

Clara will be dearly missed. She was so welcoming and such a generous person who always greeted me with a smile and a compliment. I’ll always remember her singing Korean songs to my son which was so appreciated and provided a dearly missed cultural link to our heritage. I’m so glad I got to meet Clara and had the opportunity to share many conversations and laughs with her over the past few years.