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GRANOIEN, Lisa Dawn 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. 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. Lisa was born February 22, 1961 in Minneapolis, MN of John and Sue. 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. Along with their son Jake and daughter Halley, they moved 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. 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. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 3 p.m., in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt Campus. Reception will follow at 4:15-6 p.m., at the Owen Graduate School of Management, right next door.

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Published in The Tennessean on Jun. 4, 2013.
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December 22, 2013
Me and my family are enjoying a nic and fire at a beautiful pavilion dedicated to Lisa. I looked up Lisa's name and read Lisa's story to my family. What a great lady. The world needs more people like Lise. I am so sorry for the loss.
Robert Patrick
November 22, 2013
Luke - Wanted to express to you how sorry we all are.
Janis, Bill, Dave & Mike Spivey
Janis Spivey
August 16, 2013
Jodi and Missy - it has been years since I talked to either of you, but I still remember being your next door neighbor in Bloomington. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. Lisa's picture looks just like I remember her. Reading about her life was wonderful to see the things she was interested in. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, including Lisa's husband, children and dogs who I have never met. Take care.
Jeanne Kenny
July 6, 2013
A beautiful person, inside and out. Libboo greets her friend with a smile and a hug.
Bob, Rachel, Lizzy, & Robert Lichenstein
July 2, 2013
Luke,
I am terribly saddened by this news. She seemed like a wonderful human being.
Andy van Ark
June 19, 2013
Luke
Bill and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bill and Jill Obremskey
June 10, 2013
Luke,
I am so sorry to hear this news; May you celebrate Lisa's life and legacy during this time. Our thoughts are with the Froeb family.
Darcy Lincoln
June 10, 2013
Luke, so incredibly sorry for your loss! Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Buffy Key
June 7, 2013
I'm convinced that God want next to him only the best person...Lisa was one of them, I always will remember her smile and her kind ospitality.
Luke, she will be always with you and your kids.
Giuseppe Sala
June 6, 2013
We remembered Lisa's kind spirit today in Benton Chapel, she touched so many people's lives, it was a beautiful ceremony. She will be missed enormously, and our thoughts are with Luke, Jake, and Halley and other members of her family, as they move forward in her memory of love and light.
eileen tomson
June 6, 2013
Luke,

My thoughts are with you and your family during this terrible tragedy! Hold all the wonder memories close.
Jenny Slaughter
June 6, 2013
Prof. Froeb,
Very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jared Turner
June 6, 2013
My Condolences to the Froeb and Granoien families. Your dear Lisa made a difference in so many lives. . .
Alex Finlayson
June 6, 2013
Luke,

My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this extremely difficult time.
Melinda Allen
June 6, 2013
I am saddened by the news of Lisa's passing. I went to school with her in the Bloomington district. She will be deeply missed.
Scott Singer & family
Savage, MN
June 6, 2013
Dear Luke,
Very sorry to hear about Lisa's tragic accident. Our hearts and sympathies go out to you and your family.
With love, Janet and George Wildermuth
June 6, 2013
Luke,
Your family is in my thoughts. I'm very sorry for your loss.
June 6, 2013
Luke, so sorry to hear about Lisa. We are praying for you all
Let us know if there is anything we can do.
Cordy will have our address.
Pat and Chuck Scott
Pat & Chuck Scott
June 5, 2013
Luke,

I am sorry to hear about your loss and would like to express sincere condolences to you and your family.
Shashiraj Shanbhag
June 5, 2013
Luke,

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jake and Halley during this very sad and difficult time.

Barbara Sanders
Barbara Sanders
June 5, 2013
Luke,

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Todd Johnson
June 5, 2013
Luke, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your family.
June 5, 2013
I cannot express how shocking and saddening this news is. My deepest sympathies are yours, and I hope you and yours find peace again soon.
Drew Dunlop
June 5, 2013
Luke,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Lisa was such a wonderful person -- may you cherish your memory of her!
Burch Wood
June 5, 2013
Luke,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill Dunbar
June 5, 2013
Dear Luke,

I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Jay Sevigny
June 5, 2013
I am very sorry for the loss. My prayers are with Prof. Luke and his family.
Lalitha Bhojanapalli
June 5, 2013
Dear Luke,

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Fazulul Haque Sheik
June 5, 2013
I was so saddened to learn of Lisa's passing. I grew up with her in Bloomington, too. We spent many fun years swimming together. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to your family at this very difficult time.
Kay Humphrey-Hanson
June 5, 2013
" What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us" Helen Keller
Weren't we all blessed to have Lisa in our lives....
Mary B and Beau Hammet
June 5, 2013
Dear Luke, I am so sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Vai
Vai Anand
June 5, 2013
Dear Luke,
On behalf of the entire 2013 LMAP class and those that you taught in the years before us, our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. You are in our prayers.
TVA LMAP Family
June 4, 2013
Lisa,

I miss you and love you. You were taken too soon. The Froeb family will never be the same without you. You were a sister to Millie and an inspiration to all.

Love,

-Chas-
Charles Froeb
June 4, 2013
Luke, Jake and Halley - This evening I have a heavy heart as I think about a world without Lisa. We have all been influenced by her boundless energy and her enthusiasm for life. Her presence has benefitted greatly the humanity of our times and her soul shall continue to live within those of us who have had the good fortune to known her.
Kirby and Susie Newburger
June 4, 2013
Dear Luke and family,
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Sherry Raber
June 4, 2013
Luke,

We were shocked and saddened to learn of your beloved wife's passing. May her memory always be the blessing that her life so clearly was to you, your family and so many others who were fortunate enough to know her.
Roberta and Lenn Goodman
June 4, 2013
Luke - I am so sorry for your loss. I loved hearing your stories of Lisa in class; it was quite evident how much you loved her. My prayers are with you and your family.
Greer Allison
June 4, 2013
Dear Luke, I am really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mumin Kurtulus
June 4, 2013
I have a feeling Lisa continues to be very proud of her family, regardless.
Cindy Crenshaw
June 4, 2013
Lisa's Facebook Tribute Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/660396807311000/
Luke Froeb
June 4, 2013
I did not know Lisa but I know that she meant so much to her husband, my Econ professor. My wife and I are so sorry for your loss, Luke. You are definitely in our prayers.
Matt Martindale
June 4, 2013
Lincoln 30th reunion Lisa, Lisa, Liegh Anne & Julie
I was so saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. I grew up with Lisa in Bloomington and have many fond memories of her. The "road trip" with her mom was a weekend filled with laughter, Lisa and her mom had a gift for spontinaety. Lisa was always kind, gracious and had an infectious smile. My deepest sympathy and blessings to Lisa's family.
Lisa (Patton) Ostendorf
June 4, 2013
Luke and family I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.
Kathy Ramsay-MMHC Class of 2011
June 4, 2013
This is heartbreaking news. Lisa's joy of life was infectious and her compassion for others was inspiring. I have many fond memories of our time together in the Peace Corps in Thailand. I send my deepest condolences to her family, and hope that they can take comfort from knowing that she left a very positive mark on the world, as all who knew her can attest.
Doug Herring
June 4, 2013
As a classmate it is always sad to hear the passing of one of our friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa's family and friends at this very difficult time. We will all miss this caring a giving person Lisa was and all the lives she touched.
Steve & Beth Maxson
June 4, 2013
Lisa was an energetic, generous and loving person who brightened everyone's day with her enthusiasm, her smile, and her commitment to the people and causes she loved. Her volunteer spirit was and is inspirational. The Magdalene Board will sorely miss her. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and friends.
Sandy Stahl, Chair
Magdalene Board
June 4, 2013
I was so saddened and heartbroken to hear the news of Lisa's passing. I also grew up with Lisa in Bloomington, MN. Boy did we have some fun times together. I remember us talking her Mom into driving us girls to Rochester and staying in a hotel so we could watch our "Bantam Boys" play hockey. Also rehearsing, endlessly in her living room, for our big "50's" debut for the talent show and our "Roaring 20's Flapper" outfits for another talent show. What a sweet lovely person she is. My prayers will be with her family, God Bless.
Nancy Oppegard
June 4, 2013
I never met Lisa, but feel as thought I got to know her while I was a student in Luke's class this past year. He spoke of her so fondly - particularly of her commitment to helping others. My heart is broken for the entire Froeb family to hear this news and I am praying for peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time.
Audra Bares Watt
June 4, 2013
Lisa helped me survive the first years of motherhood in a new city. I will always remember her smile and her great attitude toward life- KISS (keep it simple stupid)! My heart aches for her family and for the loss of a dear friend.
Mary Ayers
June 4, 2013
I am heartbroken to hear of Lisa's passing. Lisa was one of seven Peace Corps malaria control volunteers who spent two years together in Thailand from 1983-85. I think I speak for the other five guys in our little group when I say that she was like our sister. I remember her proudly reporting to all of us one day after her language class that she had learned how to say “whatever!” in Thai (arai godai). I remember too a great party that she threw at her house up in Chiang Rai one weekend. Things got a tad crazy and at one point I found myself clad in her tiny bikini, dancing for all her guests. Although we lost touch years ago, I have thought of Lisa with great fondness on numerous occasions. Her smile, her genuine kindness and her sense of adventure will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences go out to Lisa's family and friends.
Pablo Brislance
June 4, 2013
Lisa's legacy of love will forever stay with me. When I first moved to Nashville, Lisa was my tour guide. Every time I walk Percy Warner, I think of Lisa showing me the trails. I am forever changed knowing Lisa. I will always remember her pure heart.
Diane Brand
June 4, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of this kind and gracious soul. It has been years since I have been in touch with the family, but I have very fond memories of Lisa from Halley's 2nd grade class at USN. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beckie (Loftis) Stokes
June 4, 2013
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I knew Lisa as the "Mom" of Jake and Halley at University School and I remember how well she did that job too! My heart aches for all of you!
June 4, 2013
you will be so very missed mrs froeb. i remember our last conversation so vividly, and i will hold on dearly to it for the rest of my life. i know you're looking down on all of us with your sweet smile, and i look forward to the day i see you again!
June 4, 2013
Lisa, always said that "Love is a verb"
Her love for God, Family, friends, community and the earth was manifested every day.
June 4, 2013
We are so sad you have departed this earth but you have left a wonderful selfless legacy that I know your family will cherish.
May Woods
June 4, 2013
To Lisa's family and friends, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa's death. We went to school together in Bloomington and graduated together. We spent many German classes frustrating our teacher ;). Also the birthday party when we decided to toboggan down her Mom's stairway and put a hole in the wall at the bottom) I have only fond memories of Lisa, remember her smile and warm personality. She will be missed by so many.
Julie (Nielsen) Jones
June 4, 2013
We are sorry to learn of the passing of Lisa, but grateful for her service to our nation as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.

Our Condolences,
The National Peace Corps Association
June 4, 2013
You said "Friends til the Berry End!"
Lisa you are still teaching me so much. You are my family and your family is mine! Love Karla
Karla Diehl
June 4, 2013
Jake, Halley, and Luke, I didn't know Lisa well; whenever we met, however, I was touched by her warmth, love, and gentle kindness. I am so very sorry about your loss. Please know also that, over the years of her friendship with your family, Oona told me how much she loved Lisa almost every time she had spent time with your family. All the Doyles send their most heartfelt condolences.
Alex von Hoffmann
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