Elisa Lynn Hissong passed away on June 22, 2008. Elisa made Tucson her home for over 25 years and leaves behind a loving family and many friends. She was born in Burns, Oregon on November 27, 1959 and attended Burns High School. After graduation she moved to Tucson and worked for the Blake Foundation where she loved working with disabled adults and brought joy to the lives of all she came into contact with. She had a loving spirit and brought happiness to every situation with her sense of humor and positive attitude. Elisa had many talents and she used them to enhance the lives of her friends and family through music, cooking, crafts, organizing events and participating in sports. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Linda and Buck Taylor of Diamond, Oregon; brother, Kevin Hissong of Burns Oregon; sister, Sheila Hissong of Pendleton Oregon and she will be greatly missed by her Tucson family, Evelyn Harker, Rick and Rosanna Harker, Marco and Stephanie Guzman; goddaughter, April Henning, Adalaide Henning, Karen Henning, Janice Ryan and all the grandchildren who called her "grandma Lisa". A memorial service will be held at Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, 6809 S. Cardinal Ave on June 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 25, 2008