Lee was born and raised in the rural Ozark Mountain area south of Branson. She attended and graduated from Twin Lakes Vo-Tech in 1973.
In 1974 Lee started her career working for an insurance agency as receptionist in northwest Arkansas.
Lee is married to Jim and has one daughter Brandi, a son-in-law Danny, two grandsons and one granddaughter. Lee now resides in Appleton City with her husband Jim.
In spring of 2007 Lee began working for the Clinton License Bureau as clerk for a total of four years.
In July of 2011 Lee joined Mills and Sons Insurance as receptionist.