Mrs. You Yia Lee, also known as Ge Lee, or previously known by her maiden name as Ge Lo, was born on February 18th, 1949. Her mother's name was Xai Vang and her father's name was Xai Chue Lo. Ge was born in the village of Roob Xyoob, Laos. Due to unfortunate circumstances in her mother and father's marriage, she was born into her mother's side of the family. When Ge reached the age of one year old, her step father Xai Chue Lo, married her mother and she was adopted into the Lo household. She was born with her biological father's last name, Yang, and was raised and later identified as a Lo throughout her life. As she reached her young adulthood, she married her survived husband, You Yia Lee. The couple tied the knot in the year of 1970 in the city of Xam Thong, Laos. Due to the beginning war conflicts at that time, Ge and her husband then fled to a city known as Pakhet, Laos in the year of 1975. In the midst of the struggle of the war, Ge fled with her family to Laos neighboring country. Thailand, in the city of Noomkhai where they resided in refugee camps in the year of 1979. Once in Thailand, they moved once more to a city well known as Ban Vinai. In January of 1980, Ge and her family then fled countries again from Thailand to the United States. There, she resided and raised her children in the city of Pontiac, Michigan. In the year of 1990. Ge was diagnosed with kidney failure and made the ultimate decision in 2004 to begin hemodialysis and consistently made it to each of her appointments for 18 years.
On April 10th, 2023 Ge passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. In her life, her work and accomplishments included sewing and working 15 years as a production operator at the company then known as DMF. Ge's love touched many and was unconditional to all. Before her departure, she enlightened her loved ones by advising them to love all of those who surround them, respect everyone who crosses their path, and lend a hand to those in need. Ge is survived by her husband, 4 children, 27 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest on May 1, 2023 at Guardian Angel Cemetery in Rochester, Michigan.