Elaine Lee
  • Date of passing: Aug 26, 2012
Elaine Lee brought laughter and joy to many. Her memory will be a blessing forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Elaine Lee. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by V Bottger on 26th August 2013

"The highest tribute I can give you today, is my gratitude for your company and your laughter, which still make me smile.  :)"

This tribute was added by Vilma Bottger on 28th March 2013

"Well, it's been a while, but Elaine left an indelible mark on my heart.
Wherever you are, Miss Elaine:  the void you left is an impact on my life and a reminder .... "you don't only live once, you live each day every day... you only LEAVE once."  Miss you, YRH!  :*)"

This tribute was added by Sheila Matthias on 23rd October 2012

""Elaine:  You were a sweet and pleasant person to work with. I looked forward to chatting with you evey morning especially about the Vegas trips and my "birthday chips".  Always with a big smile and laughter!  May You Rest In Peace!

Love, Sheila Matthias""

This tribute was added by Phyllis Humphrey on 23rd October 2012

"Here's to the life of Elaine Lee. I will never forget you for so many reason. You were so funny and kind and would always take the time to listen and help when needed. I remember the days when you and Chris K would be life of the party back in the day. Rest well my friend rest well."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Holle on 23rd October 2012

"I worked with Elaine and Paul Grossman over 30 years ago on the first edition of Employment Discrimination Law.  In addition to being so competent, the fun she had tickled me.  I loved hearing about the fun she had in Las Vegas and the pleasure she got out of all aspects of her life.  A loss for us all."

This tribute was added by david steuber on 26th September 2012

"How fondly I remember Elaine. Her ever present smile and good nature. From my days almost 40 years ago at then small firm of PHJ&W, when she would jokingly and affectionately call me "Little Davey Steuber"!! Now, no longer so young, my memories of Elaine remain so positive. They will never fade and will temain at the highest level of respect and love."

This tribute was added by Dennis Ellis on 13th September 2012

"Elaine: When I would come to 18 I would say "Hello Elaine" in a voice reminiscent of the way characters on the show Seinfeld would greet "Elaine Benes."  I will truly miss your "Hi Dennis" reply.  You are the only person I knew who had more connections in Vegas than me.  That is indeed a great accomplishement, in addition to all the lives you touched permanently.  Love, Dennis"

This tribute was added by Sally Yamada on 13th September 2012

"Elaine lived life with natural grace and uncommon generosity.  As much as she enjoyed her PH family, she always looked forward to her next trip to Vegas.  She gave my hand such a strong squeeze I was sure she was on the mend, but she must have heard the bells and seen the lights in the TI Casino in Las Vegas.  I know she is there in spirit, having a blast.  Aloha, Elaine.  Love, Sally"

This tribute was added by Jan Eakins on 11th September 2012

"Elaine:  You were the bright center of our floor with everyone stopping by to share some news and pick up a sweet.  You were always interested in how Elizabeth was doing and genuinely cared about us all.  Your generosity and dedication to the firm was an inspiration.  We miss you!    Fondly, Jan"

This tribute was added by lawrence ashe on 11th September 2012

"Leaving a law firm partnership to compete in the practice is great way to separate your friends from your business acquaintences. Elaine remained a dear friend after I departed Paul Hastings 9 1/2 years ago, despite her being a PHJW loyalist to the core. She personified friendly top level competence. All of us privileged to have known Elaine share in her loss and will miss her the rest of."

This tribute was added by Rick Gianatos on 11th September 2012

"Elaine was one of the most unique and lovable people I've ever encountered in life. I would love seeing her name come up on my phone every day even for the most simple assistance. I got a great joy out of helping her with her unique word document issues ... and they were usually very unique.  Her leaving us was a shock that I'm not sure I will ever get over.  God bless you Elaine."

This tribute was added by Cassi Glisper on 5th September 2012

"Dearest Elaine,
You will always be my Queen.  Your Big Heart & Giving Spirit touched my life. I am glad that I got a chance to share the planet with you. I will miss you dear friend, and I will cherish the memories of all your left over birthday balloons that you shared with me - YOU are something SPECIAL.  xoxo Cas"

This tribute was added by Grace Carter on 5th September 2012

"Elaine - such a cheery and friendly person and an essential presence in PH LA for so many years  - always helpful and a joy to talk to.  Elaine got the most out of life and gave back to everyone she came in contact with.  She will be missed by many.  - Grace"

This tribute was added by Marc Phelps on 4th September 2012

"Elaine,  you were a wonderful person who always made my day so much brighter by talking with me and offering your support and advice with respect to just about any subject.  I relished our talks about Vegas, the TI, and video poker.  When I was a summer associate you reserved me a free room in Vegas with your comps.  No one else would have done this, and I will never forget it.  RIP, Marc."

This tribute was added by Susan Andes on 3rd September 2012

"Elaine, you will be truly missed by your family, colleagues and friends.  When I think of you I think of smiles, laughter and a genuine concern and helpfulness to others.  When I worked at Paul Hastings I always welcomed the opportunity to talk to you. You were a blessing and an inspiration to the lives of everyone you touched, including me . . . and I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Todd Tukey on 31st August 2012

"Elaine: My very first day at Paul Hastings, you were the first person I met on the 18th floor. You made me smile that day, and every day for the next four years. You had a great sense of humor even during the craziest of days. You were kind, generous, and fun to be around. I will miss you. Todd"

This tribute was added by Becky Lamont on 31st August 2012

"Elaine, you were such a wonderful person and friend.  You will be missed by those you have left behind.  Thank you for being a part of my life."

This tribute was added by Errol Graham on 31st August 2012

"Elaine, I will always remember how you welcomed me when I joined the firm by first challenging me and then befriending me. It was a pleasure working with you during the last six years, and I will never forget our chats about travel, food, and life."

This tribute was added by Dianne Fowler on 31st August 2012

"Elaine, you were always so much fun to be around!  Your cheerful smile, your dry sense of humor and your generous spirit will be sorely missed.  I feel blessed and fortunate to have known you. Rest peacefully."

This tribute was added by Arlene Figueroa on 31st August 2012

"Elaine, I still come in every day and say "Goodmorning Elaine." I miss your smile, your laughter, your friendship, your stories ... I miss My Friend!  I am so blessed that I had your friendship for 22 years.  Our department is not the same without you -- Our Queen!  It's amazing how many lives you touched, I hope you knew that!  
Love, Arleenie (as you called me)."

This tribute was added by Lisa Ortiz on 30th August 2012

"Elaine...my heart breaks knowing that you are gone.  I cherish the memories of working with you in ELD.  You had such a big heart and your love and compassion for others is undeniable. Thank you so much for gracing our lives. You will always be remembered. May you rest in peace, beautiful lady. Love, Lisa"

This tribute was added by Shelly Freedenthal on 30th August 2012

"Elaine:  I miss you so much.  I miss hearing you greet everyone who walked by and I miss sharing laughs throughout the day.  It seems like every day something happens that makes me think, "Elaine would get such a kick out of this!"  I hope you know how much you mean to so many people.  Your memory is a blessing!  Love, Shelly"

This tribute was added by Lourdes Malam on 30th August 2012

"Thank you, Elaine, for the years of friendship, and the laughter and good times that we shared.  You will be missed.  Until we see each other again, my friend."

This tribute was added by barbara johnson on 29th August 2012

"Elaine, you touched the lives of countless people through your kind and loving spirit.  Whenever I talked with you, I could always count on you to be helpful, thoughtful and kind. You leave a tremendous legacy and will be missed. Love, Barbara J."

This tribute was added by Katie Traxler on 29th August 2012

"Elaine had a capacity to love like few in this world. She shared so much with George, me, and our kids.  Thank you, Elaine. You are dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Mia Montpas on 29th August 2012

"Elaine -- a woman of incredible talent, humor, laughter, fun, smarts, common sense, and wisdom.  She handled the complex with grace and charm and she will be missed dearly. Thank you Elaine for always smiling and laughing with me.  Mia Montpas"

This tribute was added by Leticia Villasenor on 29th August 2012

You were the first person I met when I joined the firm in 1982.  You became my mentor, a colleague but most of all a true friend.  You will be missed by all."

This tribute was added by Jan Chang on 29th August 2012

"Goodbye Elaine, goodbye!  You are an inspiration to so many, you've taught me how to live life with grace & cheer, thank you for the wonderful memories I will cherish forever."

This tribute was added by Elaine Munoz on 28th August 2012

"I remember Elaine being a joyful person and quick to laugh.  She always spoke what she believed to be the truth and I respected that about her. She was a firecracker!.  She will be missed."

This tribute was added by eve coddon on 28th August 2012

"Elaine:  What a wonderful person and colleague, and truly a lot of fun.   I will always appreciate -- and now so miss -- our chats over these many years.  Elaine's warmth and spirit will indeed be forever missed. .  Love,  Eve"

This tribute was added by Denise McGorrin on 28th August 2012

"A smile, a laugh, and a comforting presence.  Elaine was always so gracious and warm.  I have never forgotten her lovely face over the years."

This tribute was added by Paul Grossman on 28th August 2012

"Elaine:At work you were much more than my treasured superb secretary of 41 years.  We were a team, and we loved working together.  But more than that, you were and are a beloved member of our family.  Margie loves you.  You were an integral part of the lives of son Paul from age 2 and Betsy and our 4 grandchildren from the day they were born.  Your memory will always be treasured.  Paul"

This tribute was added by Sharon Gunn on 28th August 2012

"Elaine dearest.....  Your kindness will never be forgotten.  You gave comfort me during my chemo treatments many years ago.  I will never forget the treasures you gave to me. Especially the treasure of your friendship.  I will miss you very much. With Love, Sharon"

This tribute was added by Mary Madrid on 28th August 2012

"I was fortunate to know and work with Elaine for over twenty years. Not only was she a co-worker but a loving caring friend. She enriched my life as I am sure she did countless others. It's hard to put into words what she meant to me. I am truly blessed to have known Elaine her kindness and compassion will remain with me always..
Love Mary Madrid"

This tribute was added by Christy Hodson on 28th August 2012

"I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Elaine and there are so many things that I'll remember.  I would infrequently stop by her desk for a brief chat and a sweet treat.  She would always get a kick out of me saying, "Elaine, it's been far too long since we last saw one another." I enjoyed her laugh, her wisdom and that she was always 100% true and honest.  May she rest in peace. -Christy"

This tribute was added by Patricia Wolf on 28th August 2012

"Elaine, when I first started as a floater at Paul Hastings LA one of my first assignments was at the desk next to you.  What a lucky event that was for me!  You got me to laugh no matter what was going on. Always ready with a smile and a hug -- you were a joy to know.  All of us at PH were lucky to have been in your orbit.  You were a gem and will be missed terribly.  Love, Patricia xo"

This tribute was added by Monique Karapetians on 28th August 2012

I am so happy to have known you for the last 11 years and very sad to let you go.  You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.  It was an honor to be in the company of the Queen!  Love, Monique"

This tribute was added by Eric Joss on 28th August 2012

"Elaine is irreplaceable.  She was a rock for so many of us at Paul Hastings over the decades.  Her legacy and contribution will live on.   She was a dear friend and she will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Nancy Iredale on 28th August 2012

"Elaine was very helpful to me as a new associate with Paul Hastings in 1976. Her office was the gateway not only to Paul Grossman's but also to Lee Paul's, Jean Carson's and Margie Cavanaugh's. Always discreet, she coached me on the best approach to the powers that be.  Thank you for all you did to help me succeed, Elaine; I will always be grateful to you. Nancy"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Awrey on 28th August 2012

"Elaine:  I have so many good memories of your smiling face and cheerful greetings when we worked together.  Your joyful spirit always brightened my day.  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Sammi Maon on 28th August 2012

Your infectious laughter and beautiful smile always brought warmth to my day.  I've always said you were sweeter than the candies you offered to everyone who happen to pass your desk.

This tribute was added by Mary Aguilar on 28th August 2012

I remember you always being so sweet, kind and always have a little time for a chat.  You will be missed and always in everyone's heart because you touched so many.   Always, Mary"

This tribute was added by marilyn johnson on 28th August 2012

"Elaine:  You were always such a bright and cheerful presence.  You always greeted people with a kind word and friendly hello.  You were a pleasure to be around.  I will miss out talks in the early morning.  Love, Marilyn"

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