b. 1925 -
(Muriel) Lee Steele was born in New York to Samuel and Jeannette Hamilton. She received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1946 and married Robert Steele the same year. In 1948, she earned her master’s degree in social work from Smith College. In 1951, the Steeles moved to Folly Cove. They had three children, Jeffry, Jonathan and Nancy. Lee Steele worked with the Folly Cove Designers in the mid-1950s. She has pursued a career in social work since 1948.