Doris Carnahan Lee

January 24, 1935 ~ February 25, 2023

Doris Carnahan Lee, 88, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away at 6:39 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in her residence, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mrs. Lee was born January 24, 1935 in Lake Charles, LA.  She graduated from Lake Charles High School, where she was a Kilties and known as “Ducksie”.  She lived in various cities in Arkansas and New Orleans before settling back in Lake Charles over thirty years ago.  Mrs. Lee worked as an interior decorator, retiring from Westlake Upholstery.  She will always be remembered as a great cook and mother and loved spending time in her yard.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her children, Debbie Peterson (Randy) of Broken Arrow, OK, Dennis Lee, and Dody Leopard, both of Lake Charles, LA; brothers, Charles Truman Carnahan (Judy) and Robert Craig Carnahan (Gail); sister-in-law, Dot Carnahan; grandchildren, David King, Lindsay Peterson, Megan Engleman (Blake), Michelle Lee, Jake Lee (Sammy), Jordan Peterson, and Cory Peterson; great-grandchildren, Sawyer, August, Clive, and Parker, and twin boys on-the-way; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Lee; sons, Daniel Craig Lee and Douglas Lee; parents, Earl and Ruby Savoy Carnahan; brother, James Thomas Carnahan; and grandchild, Race Leopard.

Her cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.  A private burial will be at a later date at Sallier Cemetery.

The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Harbor Hospice.

Donations in her memory may be made to help other fighting cancer at

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