Date of Birth: December 6, 1958
Date Deceased: December 24, 2001
Age at Death: 43
Cause of Death: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Survived by: Brother, Russ Whittenburg, father, Bob Whittenburg, step-mother, Margaret Whittenburg, step-sister, Linda Withers, step-sister, Jennifer Harper, and husband, Doug Myers
Lee Ann was an extraordinary human being and wonderful sister. She moved from Houston to Westport, CT, for her junior and senior years of high school, leaving many great and dear friends behind in Houston. She later went to TCU and, after graduation, worked in banking in Dallas. She and Doug Myers, a Baylor grad and also a banker, married and eventually moved to Chicago, where Lee Ann began a new phase of her life, going back to school to be a physician's assistant. She graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1999 and became Evanston Hospital's first PA in the neurological department. She absolutely loved this second career, and her patients, many terminally ill, adored her. But it was all too brief. She died of sudden cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve 2001 while on vacation with her husband and in-laws in Key West, Florida. She died at the same age, 43, as her mother had in 1974. Her funeral at Christ Church in Lake Forest, Illinois, outside Chicago, was attended by several hundred mourners, many of them patients, doctors, and family members who had known her at the hospital. Lee Ann was laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetary in Skokie, Illinois.
Written by Russell "Russ" Whittenburg, Lee Ann's brother