Vera Macfarlane Gee, 89, former teacher and specialist in working with handicapped children, died March 20, 1988, at the home of a niece in Cedar City.

She was born March 17, 1899, in Cedar City, to Isaac Chauncey and Mary Mable Armstrong. She was married to Howard L. Gee, Nov. 20, 1926, in Ogden. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He died June 16, 1960.Mrs. Gee, who had lived in Salt Lake City until the past five years, attended what is now Southern Utah State College and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Utah. She taught elementary school in Cedar City and Tooele at the Utah State School for the Deaf and Blind for eight years.

She helped establish rehabilitation programs for handicapped children and was a Utah Department of Health speech and hearing consultant. Mrs. Gee was a founder and served on the executive committee of Utah Girls Village. She was named Utah State Female Public Employee in 1963 and was presented the Woman of the Year Award by Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society.

Mrs. Gee was a former chairwoman of the State Advisory Council, Schools for the Deaf and Blind; president of the Utah State Hearing Association; secretary, Utah and National Councils for Exceptional Children; was a Utah delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth; and Utah representative to the American Society for Hard of Hearing Children. She wrote several articles on handicapped children.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and an hour before the service Saturday. Burial will be in the Tooele City Cemetery.