Lisa “Lee” Uribe passed away March 1, 2023 with family and friends by her side. She had been kicking lung cancer’s ass for 10 years. Cancer sucks.

Lee was disabled for more than 20 years due to an auto accident. Throughout all the challenges, Lee always had a positive perspective in life. She had an amazing spirit, making an impression on everyone she met.

Born June 15, 1969 and raised in Santa Barbara, she graduated from San Marcos High School Class of ’87.

Lee excelled in youth sports, playing softball for all-star teams. She was awarded as an alternate for Team USA Women’s softball for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

She attended the culinary program at SBCC and had a career at GM Delco for over 20 years. She spent the last 20 years of her life in San Diego.

Lee was a passionate sports fan and a season ticket-holder of LA Sparks, SD Chargers, Padres, SDSU. She loved her Notre Dame fighting Irish, Mickey Mouse, and was a foodie at heart.

Lee was full of adventure all of her life and enjoyed traveling abroad to the UK, London, Scotland, Ireland, and enjoyed going on a spiritual Catholic pilgrimage to Portugal, France and Spain.

Lee is preceded in death by her father Nick Uribe, Sr. Lee is survived by her spouse Valorie Miller, mother Jan Uribe, and brother Nick Uribe Jr.

A mass will be held in San Diego at Our Lady of The Rosary parish at 2 p.m. March 30, with refreshments following.

A graveside mass will be held at Santa Barbara’s Calvary Cemetery at noon on April 1, with a Celebration of Life following at the Uribe family home.

Lee loved bunnies, so in lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter at