LEXINGTON, Ky - Lee Ann Webb, of Louisville, wife of Frank Nussbaum and daughter of Esther and Sidney Webb, passed away Wed., Jan 23, 2013. Born in Lexington Mar. 14, 1969, Lee graduated from Henry Clay High in 1987 and attended Oberlin College. In 1990 she attended the School of International Training and spent a semester in Ecuador where she developed a deep appreciation for Latin American culture. She received BA’s in Spanish and in Latin American Studies from UK and earned her JD from the U of L Law School, where she was Outstanding Woman Law Graduate in 1997.
Upon graduation, she clerked for KY Supreme Court Justice Janet Stumbo. She became an attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden in Louisville in 2000. Fluent in Spanish, Lee performed pro bono work in both Spanish and English for refugees and recent immigrants and founded the Latino Legal Clinic of Louisville. She was on the Board of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s and on the board of the Hispanic Latino Coalition and of the Hispanic Latino Business Council. She was an early member of The Women’s Network, Advocates for Democratic Principles. She was a participant in the Leadership Louisville-2012.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is also survived by his daughters, Hannah, Abbey and Leslie Nussbaum. Other survivors include her beloved grandmother, Eunice Jones; her aunts and uncles, Mary & Gilbert Edwards, Betty & Roy Short, and Ann & Tom Jones and a number of cousins whom she loved.
Lee’s family wishes to thank her dear friends who gathered during her last days to support and cheer her. But most of all they will be forever grateful to her cherished friends, Amy Stewart and Jennifer Jewell, who took charge and performed countless tasks that made life bearable for the Webbs and Nussbaums.
A visitation will be held on Sun., Jan. 27 at Milward-Broadway in Lexington from 2-5 p.m. Another visitation will be held in Louisville on Wed., Jan. 30, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. at 4 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisville Bar Assoc., (600 W. Main St., Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40202) and designated to “The Latino Legal Clinic.”
A celebration of Lee’s life will be announced this spring.
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