Let the memory of Lisa be with us forever
  • 50 years old
  • Born on October 27, 1961 .
  • Passed away on February 27, 2012 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lisa Thompson, who passed away on February 27, 2012 at the too young age of 50. We will remember her forever.

We hope to create a living and evolving memorial to Lisa by sharing stories, tributes and remembrances. Please share a story, remembrance or photo about Lisa with us on this site.

While you do need to formally register to add anything, there is no advertising or spamming associated with registering. You may leave brief tributes below or longer stories on the "stories tab".

In accordance with her wishes, Lisa will be cremated and her ashes spread at sea near the Marin County coastline. She loved visiting our local beaches.

We are holding a memorial service on March 25th from 3-5:30PM at the Mill Valley Community Center (Cascade room). 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the "Sarah and Jennifer Thompson Education Trust", a college fund for Lisa's daughters, would be appreciated. A trust account has been established at Wells Fargo Bank, account # 2656813264. Deposits can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank branch, or the routing/aba # for wires is 121000248. 

Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th October 2018
Another Birthday in Heaven for you.
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th October 2018
Lisa is still on our minds, hearts and in our conversations. Such a wonderful impact one person had on so many. Blessed to have known you Lisa!
Posted by Susan Glissman on 27th February 2018
Lisa had a smile that could light up the room. She spent her days encouraging others , not focused on her cancer . She was always willing to help you. She chose to live each day with kindness and loving on her daughters. She was so proud of Sarah and Jen. She was always looking for ways to show her love to her family. She left us too soon and we miss her laughter . Blessings, Sue Glissman
Posted by Leslie Wang on 27th February 2018
Still think of you often, and always with the fondest of memories. I’m so glad I met you all those years ago. Miss you.
Posted by Amy Young on 27th February 2018
Still thinking of you and your family Lisa.
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th October 2017
So many people keep you in their hearts Lisa.Many feel fortunate to have known you including me.
Posted by Amy Young on 27th October 2017
Thinking of you Lisa on your birthday. Mainly to give thanks for your friendship and the gift of your life.
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th October 2017
A trip to the Headlands this morning to whisper birthday thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sarah K on 27th February 2017
I was just in Hawaii, where you were when we last spoke. Is sent some flowers into the sea in your memory.
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th February 2017
How can it be five years already? Seems just like yesterday I heard her laugh and oh that smile!
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th October 2016
Will carry Lisa's smile through out the day today!
Posted by Jackie Davis on 27th February 2016
Thinking of my volleyball mom buddy! I'm so happy that I was lucky enough to meet you and become your friend. I miss you and think of you often. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Posted by Lisa Ouse Hicks on 27th February 2016
I think of Lisa very often and feel her calm, loving presence. She was so helpful to me, so giving. We are all so blessed to have had her here with us. See you when I see you, Lisa!
Posted by Amy Young on 27th February 2016
Though I miss Lisa terribly, I appreciate this opportunity to take some time to look through the photos of her and the stories. It is not the best substitute for really visiting w/ her, but it's something.
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th February 2015
A beautiful person with an infectious laugh! The room, halls, playground and any other place she went lit up when she appeared! Her positive influence carries on through the lives of all the students and adults who were lucky enough to know her!
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th October 2014
I always wished we could have known each other better.It was so obvious that you were such a light in this world . I think of you as my father's "other daughter" he loved you so much. Rest well until we meet again.
Posted by Susan Glissman on 27th October 2014
Happy Birthday Jen and Lisa. Thinking of Lisa always brings a smile. She could put an optimistic spin on anything and everything, You never left Lisa's presence without a renewed sense of hope. Lisa was a blessing to all who came to know her. She loved her daughters and husband and was so proud of them.
Posted by John Thompson on 27th October 2014
Happy birthday Lisa. Because you share you birthday with Jennifer, I always reflect on how your girls are doing today. They are doing great and you should be proud of the job that you did raising them. I love you.
Posted by Amy Young on 27th October 2014
I miss you most of all this time of year. The last couple of years you were here I would hang out at your house for Halloween. It was always such a good time just to be together and watch the kids have fun. But our kids are older now. Can you believe our first born are 18 and in college now?! Well, happy birthday anniversary my friend. It would be better celebrated together over Halloween candy and Fall comfort food, but I know your spirit is here.
Posted by Keri Getchell on 27th October 2014
I met Lisa at our knitting support group. I loved that beautiful smiling face, lovely personality and her colorful knittings. Our times in our knitting class were too short, just like her life. One day she was gone with the wind. I wanted to see her more and more. I will always miss Lisa.
Posted by Clifford & Lee Ann Nitsch... on 28th February 2014
We have sang the "Hymn", How Beautiful Heaven must be, for many years. We know, when Lisa entered Heaven, and into GOD'S arms, Heaven became even more Beautiful! God bless your soul, as you watch over your husband and your daughter's. We love you, we miss your bright smile. Peace and Love, be with you.
Posted by Miss Julia on 27th February 2014
It's raining. We are all down the 1st and 2nd grade wing. Lisa is on the bench with her knitting needles, a smile on her face and she is doling out advice. How is one person so wise? All is good in the world.
Posted by Laurie Gould on 27th February 2014
My family will always remember Lisa as such a special friend and mother. She will live on thru all the great memories she created for the rest of us.
Posted by Avril Fallat on 27th February 2014
Remembering you dear Lisa and all our happy memories xx love to your girls
Posted by Amy Young on 27th February 2014
I see Lisa in her girls' eyes and smiles whenever I see them around town. There is such a strong and protective light around them. I hope you feel it too Sarah and Jen and John.
Posted by Marie Kennedy on 27th February 2014
betting she is keeping her family in her sights... all the while knitting up a storm for a great cause!
Posted by Clifford & Lee Ann Nitsch... on 28th October 2013
You are in our thoughts always. We miss you and the kids very much. We know that you are in the arms of our Lord. We know that you and the Lord are watching over your family. Happy Birthday Lisa. We love you. We know that you have been reunited with your parents also. God Bless you until we meet again.
Posted by Leslie Wang on 27th October 2013
Lisa, I think of you often, and miss you always. It's your birthday, and I can just imagine that you are happy, and at peace. Smiles and love to you.
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th October 2013
I know you are flying around up in heaven wearing a grin and your angel wings.Happy Birthday to you Lisa.
Posted by Liza Mathews on 27th February 2013
Much love to the Thompson Family -- we truly miss Lisa and speak of her fondly and often. She left a legacy of love.
Posted by Camilla Barrett on 27th February 2013
Lisa, my dear friend - I think of you often. Miss you!
Posted by Mike Kozak on 27th February 2013
I think about Lisa quite often when I need a smile. One all around beautiful person. We all MISS HER.............
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th February 2013
Lovely,Lively Lisa.Always smiling and forever missed.It seems like forever, and like yesterday at the same time.You are thought of often and by us all.
Posted by Amy Young on 27th February 2013
So it's been a year since you left us Lisa. Your daily presence, smile and laughter are greatly missed. But while you were here you made such a difference in our lives and made the world so much brighter that the image and memory of your smile and voice will always be strong. I miss you my friend.
Posted by Avril Fallat on 28th October 2012
Hello dear Lisa, I know youre up there!! Even from Australia hope my happy thoughts reach you. Hello John, Sarah and Jen, all my best wishes and love to you, everyone has such fond and loving memories of your Lisa. I hope youre getting on ok. Love and hugs, Avril and Will
Posted by Marie Kennedy on 27th October 2012
Hey Lisa, We lost Annie on the 16th. Have you seen her? Think of you often.Happy Birthday sweet friend.
Posted by Sara Garcia on 27th October 2012
I think of Lisa often and I am especially thinking of her today. I miss her infectious smile and laugh and witty sense of humor. She was the best kind of friend and I sure do miss her. Happy Birthday Lisa!
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 27th October 2012
Happy Birthday Lisa ! I know you are watching over John and your beautiful girls as they grow into the lovely young women they are becoming. Too see them is to see you again.You are thought of so often.You were one of a kind and so missed. I admired your strength and ability to show such grace in your worst of times. In my own struggles I often ask " How would Lisa handle this?"
Posted by Sarah K on 27th October 2012
I miss Lisa. I sometimes visit the place we met to 'chat'. My thoughts are still with you and the girls John.
Posted by John Thompson on 27th October 2012
I think of Lisa every day and miss her terribly. She would be happy to see that the girls and I are making it on our own. I'm sure she is watching somehow and is happy to see that the seeds she planted are still growing as she hoped they would. I love you and miss you Lisa, happy birthday!
Posted by Leslie Wang on 27th October 2012
Thinking of Lisa today....she would have smiled to know that I made it back to Maui, and managed something of a food tribute in her honor.....ahi poke, seaweed salad, malassadas, loco moco, and of course, spam musubi. Aloha, Lisa.
Posted by Amy Young on 27th October 2012
I knew I was feeling Lisa's presence for a reason... it's her birthday. Lisa is never far from my mind...it's hard not to think of her when I see Jen walking to school, when I pass the house, in so many places. And now especially on her birthday and w/ Halloween coming up. We had some fun Halloweens! I will be seeing her smile that night.
Posted by Marilyn Del Ponte-Commins on 12th May 2012
This Sunday will be the families first Mother's Day with out Lisa.I hope it they can concentrate on what a wonderful mom she was while she was here and not dwell on the terrible truth that she is gone.She can see every thing Sarah and jennifer are doing and I feel certain she has her Lisa smile on !
Posted by Camilla Barrett on 8th April 2012
I think of Lisa almost every day, sometimes with tears in my eyes and sometimes with a smile on my face. Mostly with a smile on my face as I remember all the happy moments we shared with our girls. Lisa used to say good bye to me in Swedish, so now I say "Hej då" my dear friend...
Posted by Kathleen Clancy on 6th April 2012
I will always admire Lisa's calm and serene face and nature. She was the perfect fit for a playground full of active children. We all felt her special energy and know that it will live on forever in everyone she touched. I know she will watch over us with her beautiful smile. Bless you Lisa
Posted by Karen Mace on 23rd March 2012
I can still envision Lisa's beautiful smile, hear her soft voice and remember her warm welcomes. Whenever we would drop our dog Gretchen off for care Lisa was there to greet us and always had time to visit. We will never forget her love and kindness and we shall miss her greatly. Karen, Bruce, Julia and Sage Mace Gretchen too!
Posted by Birgitta Zinn on 13th March 2012
Dearest Lisa, I can't believe that you are gone. You where so full of joy & laughter. I was so lucky to have you by my side as our daughters where growing up. Thank you for all that you where Lisa ~ I will keep you in my heart forever. Sleep tight beautiful Lisa <3 Love to John, Sarah & Jenjen <3
Posted by Marie Kennedy on 9th March 2012
I met Lisa about two years ago. We had a common friend in our knitting community. Two things we had in common. We both lived on Lakeside Dr and loved dogs. Nala and I miss you. May you be forever knitting for others!
Posted by Debbie Freitas on 8th March 2012
Lisa, I miss you and I have been looking for you for a long time. This just can't be. Gary, please tell me this isn't true. I was soo looking forward to the laughs we could have like the ones when growing up. As we grew up together, we shared many laughs and lots of getting into trouble. So many memories that I will always cherish. My heart goes out to you John, your daughters, Gary and fa
Posted by Patty Fitch on 7th March 2012
Lisa was someone we never wanted to say goodbye to. She was easy, accepting, funny, thoughtful, complementary and so giving. I will remember our walks to school together with our dogs and young children. She loved Max and is with him now, safe and sound. We will miss you, Lisa. Love to John and her girls.

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