March 18, 2013
Dear Williams Family,
I was so very sad to hear that Lisa is no longer with us. I couldn't help but cry when I read in on our district email. Unfortunately I was sick the weekend of her memorial, otherwise I would have been there to pay my respects to all of her dear family in reverance to the lovley person she was.
I first knew Lisa when she was a young enthusiastic Mother and use to bring Carson and Travis to the YMCA kids program in West Seattle. She was such a happy energenic Mother. I remember Carson as a four year old,running around with his Mom enthusiatically.
It was such a wonderful memory to work with her and her son.
As the years past Lisa and I ran into one another again 15 years later at the Seattle School District SAEOP luncheon. It was so nice to reconnect as friends and co-workers for the district. She spoke happily of her children and family often, as well as her other famiy members.
Her long time career goal of being head secretary at Beacon Hill was a joy in her life, which she spoke of often.
Her soft kind voice and sweet smile was a gift to many. May her family find comfort and peace in their memories.
May the Lord continue to comfort all of you at this time,
Ms. Lynda Dabek
I love Lisa. She has always been like a sister to me. I will truly miss her and never forget all the many moments that we have shared throughout the years. The times growing up and working together. Our kids playing with each other. All the memories as we grew up into adulthood. I wish perfect peace to her family. She will be my angel forever.
Lisa was the very soul of kindness and generosity to me from the very first day that I visited Beacon Hill as a job applicant to the last day that we worked together almost 2 years later. I will never forget her smile and her willingness to help students, families, and staff. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your light and love with all of us. Your time with us was too short. You are sorely missed!
I will always miss you. You are so nice and patient with kids, teachers and parents. You always greet people with smile. Will miss you smile forever.
Lisa was a great "frontliner" at the Beacon Hill International School. She represented the heart of our school. The moment one comes in the school front office, one will be welcomed by the brighest of smiles and the most cordial of greetings,and a warmth that made one think of a sunny day even on a dreary, cold morning. She was always there for everyone who needs directions,answers to questions, clarification of instructions, office supplies, or just a friendly chat. I never knew from her demeanor that she was sick or feeling uncomfortable. It seemed like she left all discomfort aside and focus on the more important thing which was service to all. Lisa, that elegant, gracious person, will be terribly missed by all. Safe journey home, Lisa!
Thank you Lisa for all the warm chats we had when we were both at Beacon Hill Elementary [iNTERNATIONAL] School. I will never forget your friendly disposition and all around beautiful person you are. You'll always will remain in our hearts both from your family and family at Beacon Hill. God bless you and RIP.
I will miss Lisa and her gracious manner when I came to sub at BHIS. My heartfelt sympathy to her family.
I am shocked and saddened to hear that Lisa passed away. I had worked with her for a couple years when I was at Beacon Hill. I'll always remember her with a smile and the laughter we shared.
She was very proud of her son's and they were her worl.
My condolences to you all.
My sympathies go out to Lisa's family. I knew her as kind and sweet lady. She will be missed.
Kind and caring soul
Cherishing every moment
Giving everyone the gift of compassion
Lisa was always smiling. She was always willing to help you with whatever you needed. She will be greatly missed. So sorry to hear about this loss. May the good memories be a comfort to all now & in many years to come.
I met Lisa when she first came the Seattle School District as a Sub and she was subbing for the asst secretary. She was so friendly and a wonderful sub. It wasn't very long before I would look forward to when she would come and work in the school so we could cath up with each other. Later when Lisa was hired at Beacon Hill International, she would call me for the "how to" of her new position and we became good friends. Through the years, we would help each other out with work issues and just talk about our vacations. It was a rare moment when Lisa wasn't her naturally cheerful self. I will miss her her laugh and smile. But am happy to have been able to call her my firend.
Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,
but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were all together.
I will always remember your beautiful smiling face! I love and miss you dearly.
There are days that I walk into the front office and thinking that I will see Lisa. She was very kind to me. One time, when she knew I was going to carry a luggage and walked to the light rail, she offered me a ride. Another time, she sat next to me in the meeting and at the end of it, she turned and had this serious look on her face. She asked, " Can you come to find me later when the meeting was over?" Of couse, I went to her as soon as I could. She just handed me a note and was trying hard not to embarrass me. The note wrote, " Is your shirt inside out?" Thanks to her, I got to change right away instead of wearing the inside out shirt all day. She encouraged me when I was feeling down and reminded me to cheer up and I have nephews to visit. I remembered all the wonderful treats she would bring to the staff lounge, even when it was not her days to bring. I miss her very much.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Lisa was such a caring and compassionate person. She loved the kids, families and staff at Beacon Hill Int'l and always took the time to treat people with kindness and respect. We miss her so much. During the summer when it was just Lisa and me working in the office getting ready for the start of school, Lisa would always talk about taking me out with her family to go wake boarding or riding on the "air chair" (or whatever it's called) on Lake Sammamish. I regret not having been able to take her up on that, but I know that I'll be thinking of her every time I see someone out on the lake wake boarding or riding the chair. Lisa and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I will always love you Grandma!
Lisa was an outstanding school secretary at Beacon Hill International School. She met the multitude of requests from children, families and staff with kindness and attention to detail. She will be greatly missed.
Lisa was the best listener I have ever known. She was always more interested in hearing about my own life and family doings than conveying her own happenings. She was kind, sincere, and genuine. That new little grandchild was the apple of her eye! She loved her as she loved her boys and husband. I love you and will miss you baby cousin.
Lisa, you will be missed out on the boat and skiing this summer! Enjoyed sharing a glass or two of wine with you!
To a great lady and a great mom, you will be missed ! Love ya Lisa !
I have wonderful memories of camping and kicking up our heals in high school, and later traveling to Mexico with kids and family. She was a kind person and good friend who always found a way to laugh at any circumstance. Gary was the love of her live and her boys were her pride and joy. We will all miss her deeply. Paula McManus
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet bird in circled flight,
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
Iam not there,
I did not die!