Lisa Marie Siverly (1962 - 2011)

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Lisa Marie Siverly was born on October 12, 1962 and succumbed to cancer on June 2, 2011.
Lisa was the fourth child of Richard and Charlotte Siverly and was raised in Hoonah, San Mateo, California; Pullman, Washington and Juneau, Alaska.

Lisa was a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and attended the Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington studying Business Administration. Lisa worked in many fields in the business world--she worked for the State of Alaska in Juneau and travelled to Las Vegas and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lisa loved being a vital part of the working world and was proud when she could make a valuable contribution and loved to be of assistance to her fellow workers. She worked as an analyst programmer and later as a research analyst for the State of Alaska.

Lisa enjoyed many hobbies. Creating new works of beadwork that were innovative was a passion. Lisa also loved to travel and also collected native artwork and was a huge fan of people that created work that has not been seen before. When Lisa discovered the writings and work of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer, she poured over them and enjoyed the wonderful cultural discoveries.
Lisa was a member of the T'akdeintaan clan and child of the Gunaanaa. Lisa was a grandchild of the Kaagwaantaan, L'uk nax.adi, Kiksadi, L'ukaax.adi, Wooshkeitaan, and Chookaneidi. Lisa came from the Raven's Nest House the Yeil' Kuda Hít. Lisa is fondly known with the Tlingit name Shaa wat.Kg¬e ge being named after Mary Starr.

Lisa loved being an Auntie and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She loved to tell stories of their antics and would roar with laughter each time they behaved comically. Lisa was quick to laugh and had many giggle partners including her good friends Mary and David Dietz, Mary's parents The Smiths, EJ Stokes and Glenn Blackwell.

Greeting Lisa in Heaven is her son Jory Siverly, sister and brother-in-law Mavis and Brian Jackson, brother Kenneth Siverly, her Father Richard Siverly, Sr. and Grandparents David and Mamie Williams of Hoonah. Great Grandparents; Jessie Gamble Wilson and Scotty Martin; Uncles; Arsalan Sadaghi, Walter and Sam Martin and Aunts; Emma Marks, Loretta Edenso; and Cousins Mary Knudson, Janelle Byers, and good friend Wade Winger.

Lisa was a member of the Baha'i Faith and would often quote the writings in her messages of love to her family and friends. She loved the faith so much she encouraged the local community to continue children's classes for her nieces and nephews. Lisa contributed to the effort by baking cookies and providing refreshments to nurture them.

Lisa is survived by her Mother; Charlotte Siverly, sisters; Bonita Siverly, Marlis and Gerald Mayeda, Lynette and Eli Page. Her brother is Richard Siverly, Jr. who tended to her medical needs until her passing. Her Uncles are David, Joseph, Melvin, Walter and Arnold Williams and her Aunts are Genevieve Knudson. Carol Williams, Christina White, Donna Pratt and Kathleen Lorenz. Lisa's great Aunt is Dorothy Baumgartner. Lisa had nineteen nieces and nephews.

There will be a private viewing for family and friends on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 @ 3:00 at the Alaska Memorial Park and a Baha'i Funeral and Celebration of Life on Thursday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. also at the Alaska Memorial Park. A light reception will follow.

Friends wishing to express their condolences may contact Charlotte Siverly @ 780-4107.

Published in The Juneau Empire from June 9 to June 16, 2011