Lisa as the
LISA ANN FISHER
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 16, 1959
  • Place of birth:
    Upland, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 17, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
Let the memory of LISA be with us forever

Our dear sweet Lisa passed on Wed June 17th, 2015 after a 25 year battle with Anti-Phospho-Lipid Syndrome (APLS) - an auto-immune disease that causes her blood to clot leading to severe complications. She was a valiant fighter and won all the previous clotting episodes, but this time - it caused the heart too many problems to overcome.

Lisa crossed over peacefully, surrounded by loved ones who helped her every step of the way, as she climbed her last mountain before grabbing onto that cloud bound for the next adventure. No doubt she is embraced now by her beloved ancestors who have gone before, great aunts Ethel and Grace, Grammas Lillibridge and Fisher..........just to name a few. We remain behind this time, hopefully to be reunited one day, to give testimony and witness to a beautiful person and a wonderful life.

Lisa was strong yet compassionate, a natural born leader who would personally set the example and help guide one to the goal. She was a gifted athlete, always excelling at whatever activity she chose to engage in; swimming, softball, basketball, running, cycling, hiking, water skiing, and so many more. She loved a good olympic level tri-athlon. Steve- Lisa's brother, recalls that "as kids, we loved to run wild in our rural neighborhood, building forts, exploring the outdoors, making believe we were wild African animals on the savannah, just letting our imaginations take over and create our own little worlds! Lisa and I were natural allies our whole life- so close, we were sometimes able to convince people we were twins! I always felt her support no matter our proximity- and I know I will continue to. Of course, as adults our paths diverged, but no matter how much time went by between, our reconnections were always immediate and loving! We loved to talk and joke with everyone, recounting the hilarious times and enjoying a great laugh that left us rolling on the floor and crying! How lucky am I? "

How lucky and blessed are we all?


Lisa was so fortunate to have a great career in the field she loved- the natural environment that she was so passionate to protect and nurture. She rose to a very high level in the Forest Service, leaving a legacy of compassionate leadership and positive influence on areas she was responsible for. Here, she also met the love of her life, Margot; and they were able to form a beautiful, long lasting, lovingly fulfilled relationship that was an inspiration to behold! This brought another sister into our lives, and we are all so thankful to her for all those joyful experiences which we will cherish all of our days.

Lisa departed our lives way too early, but she accomplished so much, and was such a loving influence on us all, that we will keep her in our hearts forever. She will remain with us in spirit, a very strong and passionate spirit, and will help us through all the trying times. Lisa will be there every time we laugh, and play, and convene to celebrate the family we have built all together.

And so we will not say good-bye, but rather say, THANK YOU LISA, for everything you lovingly gave us by being in our lives.

Lisa Ann Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund

In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations are still being accepted and greatly appreciated to a Scholarship at the University of Montana in Lisa's name. If you would like to donate, please go to the "Give" page of the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana Foundation at  www.cfc.umt.edu/alumni/howtogive/default.php , fill out the amount of donation, credit card, etc and then write in comments section "to benefit the Lisa Ann Fisher memorial scholarship".  Thank you so much to those who have sent contributions.  The scholarship fund is now approaching $7,000. 

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Feel free to add your memories of Lisa, and your wishes to her family and friends, to this memorial page- tributes, stories, photos, videos, music..........anything that you think Lisa would have liked.  We have begun the page with some photos and music, and will be adding more things as well, so please come back whenever you want to see what else "LISA" has been up to!!

Thank you all so much for being part of Lisa's life and participating on this site! 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Claire Terranova on 18th June 2016

"You are forever missed and loved. I watched you grow from a child to a beautiful woman inside and out, I know you are with God and at peace'"

This tribute was added by Glenn and Connie Fisher on 17th June 2016

"It was a year ago today that our beautiful beloved daughter Lisa passed into the next life.  We miss her terribly.  We are grateful for the 55 years of joy that she brought to her whole family.  You will always be in our hearts dear Lisa.  Love, Mom & Dad"

This tribute was added by Marcia Eisenbraun on 17th June 2016

"I am frequently reminded of Lisa and the bright light she brought into this world, a light that lingers in the hearts and memories of all who knew her.  As I continue the process of unpacking boxes and settling into my home I often run across another little trinket gift that Lisa gave me, and as I place it with other memorabilia from my career I have the chance to reflect on all of the memories associated with each item - many of them coming from Lisa.  I feel the loss of knowing I won't see her smiling face again in this life, but am forever grateful for being able to meet, work with and call Lisa friend!  God bless her soul & continue to hold those she loved in the warmth of His embrace.  Marci"

This tribute was added by Steven Fisher on 17th June 2016

"We miss our beloved sister, Lisa!  Remembering her strong and beautiful presence in our lives, and all the positive and loving things she did for so many people throughout her life.  Lisa was one of the best people we ever knew, and we give thanks for the time we were able to share with her!  LOVE, Steve and Rich."

This tribute was added by Glenn and Connie Fisher on 22nd May 2016

"We attended the US Forest Service Memorial Grove annual memorial service to all fallen Fire Fighters/USFS personnel on May 9, 2016 in Colorado Springs.  A wonderful service with the planting of a tree honoring Lisa and 30 others who passed away in 2015.  Had a homemade chili cook-out  after the service in the big white tent due to rain.  Margot & Alison were with us and it was a fitting conclusion to Lisa's  life of service that made our world a better place .  With much love and admiration for all who serve!!!
Mom & Dad"

This tribute was added by Steven Fisher on 16th February 2016

"We thought of Lisa today, as we always did on her Birthday, remembering all of the celebrations over the years.  All of the fun times and the delight of sharing a special day with a dear loved one!  We miss her, but still feel her love and support, especially on a day like today.

Steve and Rich"

This tribute was added by Jeri Groves on 28th November 2015

"You would never have known Lisa suffered from APLS disease.  She was always positive and enthusiastic and SO excited to buy the house in Golden and then the beautiful Lookout Mountain home.  She brightened the lives of so many, and is missed each and every day."

This tribute was added by Steven Fisher on 22nd September 2015

"Rich and I rode the Clear Creek Bike Trail today in Golden, CO.  Lisa introduced us to this trail as it was one of her favorites.  We thought of her throughout the trip, as it was such a beautiful fall day and she was such a beautiful person. We definitely felt her beside us in spirit and love!  We miss you Lisa!"

This tribute was added by Rich Fox on 11th September 2015

"I met Lisa in 1993 when I was welcomed as her brother Steve’s partner into the wonderful Fisher family.  I was always impressed by her athleticism and dedication to her career combined with her sweet and caring soul, punctuated by that incredible smile.  Although we never lived near Lisa and Margot and typically only saw them twice a year during holidays and Fisher family vacations, it was always so great to spend time with her. After Lisa retired in 2014 we got to see her more often. She became more relaxed, fun loving, and excited to share her love of bicycling with us, showing us her favorite trails in Denver (at our slower pace), and happily following us on ours in California.  Our bike rides are now dedicated to her, and we feel her with us.  We were looking forward to spending precious time with her in the coming years, and her loss is a great tragedy to us, and the Fisher family.  However, I cherish the times I got to spend with one of my favorite people and salute a life lived to the fullest.  Much love and big hugs to Margot, we are there for you always."

This tribute was added by Wendy Christensen on 5th September 2015

"Beautiful tribute! Lisa came into our lives in Bend, OR, through Margot, and they became dear friends of our family. My kids Alecsy and Brady loved to visit them or have them visit.  I remember a fun night playing Apples to Apples at Lisa & Margot's after a delicious dinner.  We laughed and had to much fun.  A fun Christmas eve at our home, then staying with Margot and Lisa on my way to move to Nashville, they have always been there for me.  I can't remember a time when Lisa wasn't smiling, excited about life, serving, and loving Margot.  Their relationship was an inspiration and we're so sad that Lisa has passed. Love you both, Margot & Lisa!  Wendy"

This tribute was added by margaret wood on 21st August 2015

"Lisa came into my life early in my Forest Service career.  A great friend, and a great inspiration to women in the FS.  I spent many happy hours at Lisa and Margot's house on the meadow in Bridgeport. Such an amazing woman!!!!  Able to leap tall mountains in a single bound, and laughed loudest when she laughed at herself.  Such a rare combination of strength, beauty and humility.  I believe the world spins a little slower without her."

This tribute was added by Linda & Milt Bracey on 22nd July 2015

"Lisa and our daughter Beth were great friends from Jr. Hi through High School. They played every sport together and our families spent many happy hours on Lake Mohave.  She was a very special person in our lives and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Marcia Eisenbraun on 21st July 2015

"Dear Margot and the rest of Lisa's family, I am sad to learn of Lisa's passing, but know and understand the battle she waged against APLS.  I had hoped she would continue to win against this cruel ailment!  I am grateful to have had the privilege of working with Lisa during her time with Job Corps.  She was a knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, straight forward, and insightful person in a well-earned leadership position.  With all of that, she never took herself or others too seriously and brought her smile and humor to the office with her.  She frequently surprised me with small little fun trinkets and toys given "just because"; I always thought it was "just because" she was that wonderful of a person.  In reading these beautiful tributes about a truly special person and looking at the photos, I could only think of how wise Lisa's parents were in naming her Lisa Ann Fisher so she would always have LAFter in her life and bring the same to others.  God bless this beautiful soul; and hugs love to all of the wonderful people she loved and shared her life with!"

This tribute was added by Hilde Koessler on 15th July 2015

"A beautiful, loving tribute to Lisa who will live forever in the heart and memory of all whose lives she touched.

She faced and met amazing challenges throughout her too short life with enthusiasm and an always present smile. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Ron Pugh on 14th July 2015

"Lisa followed me as the Patrol Captain in Central Oregon for the US Forest Service.  As such, we became close professional allies.  But Lisa was MUCH more than that.  She was an consummate professional with a smile and demeanor that left everyone she touched better, both professionally and personally.  Lisa and Margot are two folks who I am honored to say I know.  I'm so sad for all her family and friends, and especially for you, Margot.  I miss you both."

This tribute was added by Bonnie & Dean Smothers on 10th July 2015

"The memories of family and friends together at Lake Mojave will always include Lisa. The time nine kids successfully skied together comes to mind every time we travel down memory lane. Lisa was the key. she was a natural leader and had the respect of everyone. She will always be loved and remembered.   Dean and Bonnie"

This tribute was added by Glenn and Connie Fisher on 3rd July 2015

"The light of our life has been extinguished but her bright flame still burns in our hearts.   One does not anticipate their youngest child departing this earth before they leave, but she did.   Dear Lisa Ann, we loved you, nurtured you, valued you and were so proud of you for all you stood for and accomplished in this life.   The work you did allowed you to leave a legacy that improved so many lives, helped so many  people and left the  world so much better than when you entered it.   We are so glad for that! .   A father & mother could not have wished for a more beautiful and talented daughter who gave so much back to us all.    No longer  do you suffer and you are at peace at last.   We are so proud to be  your parents and  we  will love and cherish you forever !
Rest in peace sweet Lisa,
Dad & Mom"

This tribute was added by Hunter Sharp on 2nd July 2015

"Margot, so sorry to hear the news.  I have thought of Lisa often over the years since Flamingo.  I remember her as an intelligent strong woman who was respected by her peers and those who were fortunate to work with her. Her early passing is a great shock."

This tribute was added by Robin Bass on 1st July 2015

"What a sweet tribute to beautiful Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing your lives and hers with us. All our love, Stu and Robin"

This tribute was added by Steven Fisher on 20th June 2015

"My dear sweet sister passed on Wed June 17th, after a long battle with the APLS disease that kept attacking her vital systems over the past 25 years.  She was a valiant fighter and won all the previous bouts with this debilitating auto-immune disease that attacks the protein in the blood and causes severe complications from clotting.  This time, it caused the heart too many problems to overcome.  

Lisa crossed over peacefully, surrounded by loved ones who helped her every step of the way, as she climbed her last mountain before grabbing onto that cloud bound for the next adventure.  No doubt she is embraced now by our beloved ancestors who have gone before, great aunts Ethel and Grace, Grammas Lillibridge and Fisher.......... We remain behind this time, hopefully to be reunited one day, to give testimony and witness to a beautiful person and a wonderful life.  

Lisa was strong yet compassionate, a natural born leader who would personally set the example and help guide one to the goal.  She was a gifted athlete, always excelling at whatever activity she chose to engage in; swimming, softball, basketball, running, cycling, hiking, water skiing, and so many more.  She loved a good olympic level tri-athlon.  

As kids, we loved to run wild in our rural neighborhood, building forts, exploring the outdoors, making believe we were wild African animals on the savannah, just letting our imaginations take over and create our own little worlds!  Lisa and I were natural allies our whole life- so close, we were sometimes able to convince people we were twins!  I always felt her support no matter our proximity- and I know I will continue to.  Of course, as adults our paths diverged, but no matter how much time went by between, our reconnections were always immediate and loving!  We loved to talk and joke with everyone, recounting the hilarious times and enjoying a great laugh that left us rolling on the floor and crying!   How lucky am I?

Lisa was so fortunate to have a great career in the field she loved- the natural environment that she was so passionate to protect and nurture. She rose to a very high level in the Forest Service, leaving a legacy of compassionate leadership and positive influence on areas she was responsible for.  Here, she also met the love of her life, Margot; and they were able to form a beautiful, long lasting, lovingly fulfilled relationship that was an inspiration to behold!  This brought another sister into our lives, and we are all so thankful to her for all those joyful experiences which we will cherish all of our days.  

Lisa departed our lives way too early, but she accomplished so much, and was such a loving influence on us all, that we will keep her in our hearts forever.  She will remain with us in spirit, a very strong and passionate spirit, and will help us through all the trying times.  Lisa will be there every time we laugh, and play, and convene to celebrate the family we have built all together.

And so we will not say good-bye, but rather say, THANK YOU for everything you lovingly gave us by being in our lives-    we will be with you again!

your loving brother,          
Steven"


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