Lisa Froeb, of Nashville, TN, passed away on May 31, 2013. She was killed in a rockslide while hiking with friends in the Box Death Hollow Wilderness of Southern Utah.|
Lisa was born February 22, 1961, in Minneapolis, MN, of John and Sue Granoien. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1983 and spent the next two and a half years serving in the Peace Corps in Thailand. In 1988, she married Luke Froeb. Their son, Jake, was born in 1991 and daughter, Halley, arrived in 1993, along with a move to Nashville.
Lisa was devoted to physical fitness and loved to swim, run, bike and hike daily with a wide group of friends. She always said "yes" when any of them wanted to get together, and described herself as a "co-dependent exerciser." Lisa dedicated much of her time to volunteer activities. At the time of her death, she served on the Boards of Magdalene and the Tree Foundation, and volunteered at Thistle Farms and Crossroads Campus, where abused and neglected dogs form relationships with abused and neglected teenagers.
They say that a good athlete makes their team better, but a great athlete makes their teammates better. Lisa was a great athlete, as she inspired those around her to build better relationships with their loved ones and with the world around them.
She is survived by her husband, Luke; children, Jake and Halley; sisters, Jody and Melissa; uncle, Brad; father, John; and two dogs, Moose and Trio.
A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 3pm, in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt Campus. A Reception followed at the Owen Graduate School of Management, right next door.
To honor her memory, the family asks donations (time or money) be given to Magdalene, Thistle Farms, Crossroads Campus, Friends of Warner Parks, or the Tree Foundation.
Published in La Jolla Light on June 13, 2013