Kathryn Lee, 77, Publisher of Sacramento Observer



She was a contestant in the Miss Amigos pageant in Sacramento in 1954, but those who knew her said her true beauty lie in her ability to help provide opportunities for other African Americans in the region.
Kathryn C. Lee, co-publisher of the Sacramento Observer Newspaper, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 25. She was 77.
Lee was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Nov.19, 1935. She moved to Sacramento when she was eight years old. Her family settled in the Oak Park area.
After high school, she attended San Francisco State College. She married local real estate broker William H. Lee in 1961. In 1962, the couple and several other area leaders pooled their finances and bought a local religious paper, The Sacramento Outlook.