ALISA A. BURROUGHS
1958 - 2021
BORN
1958
DIED
2021
Alisa A. Burroughs, age 63, left this earth on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was born on July 2, 1958 in San Pedro, California.
Alisa moved to Bullhead City with her family in 1969 and attended Bullhead City Elementary School, graduated from Bullhead City Junior High and graduated in the top ten in her graduating class from Mohave High School in 1976. Alisa attended one year at Mohave Community College before transferring to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Alisa graduated with honors in 1981 with a dual major in elementary and special education. Alisa later received her Master's in Special Education from NAU and attended Gallaudet University for the Deaf, where she became a certified teacher for the Deaf and Blind. Alisa was continually updating her education and was a leader in her field of education.
Alisa worked for Bullhead City Elementary District as a teacher and later as a director of Special services until her retirement in 2020. Alisa was instrumental in developing the preschool program at Desert Valley Elementary School and later at other Bullhead schools and aided with the Head Start program in the Bullhead City area. There are so many children's and families' lives that she touched, she was always their advocate and dedicated her life to the children of Bullhead City.
Alisa was preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Burroughs; and her mother, Elsie "Terry" L. Burroughs (Ricca).
Alisa is survived by her sister, Colleen Snow (Burroughs); brother-in-law, Dennis Snow; nephew, Jaz Johnson, his wife, Jordan Johnson (Ford); niece, Shelby Johnson; grand-nephews, Jayson, Jaxon and Jacob Johnson; aunt and uncle, Dennis and Barbara Smith (Ricca); five cousins, Joanne Mack (Schmid) and her husband Bill, Walter Schmid III., Jimmy Silva, Karen Silva, Matthew Smith and his wife Chelsea (Norman); and best friend of over 30 years, Stacey Bride Kelly.
There will be a private celebration of life. If you would like to honor the memory of Alisa A. Burroughs, please make donations in her name to either of the two causes for which she was passionate: Early Childhood Education: Bullhead City Elementary School District #15, 1004 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, Arizona 86442. or Animal Rescue: Best friends Animal Sanctuary, Bestfriends.org.
Published by Mohave Daily News Online from Sep. 12 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Pat and I were saddened to hear of Alisa passing. She gave so much to the special education program in the Elementary District. She always fought for the students needs and supported the best for each student. She was a support to the teachers and wanted us to do the best for the student that were entrusted to our care. We wish prayers for Colleen and all Alisa's family members. Her commitment for all she knew especially the special needs children of our area was a blessing!
Diane Young
September 26, 2021
Sending prayers and hugs Stacey, Colleen and family. Alisa was a huge part of my life in Bullhead. She was always up for an adventure - if she wasn't working on school stuff! Dedicated is her description word, to work, family, and friends. She loved you all so much. Her livingroom was the center for many movie nights, meals, planning sessions and wedding/baby showers. Great times, great friend, great memories.
Carolyn Locker
September 25, 2021
Glad we got to hang out with you last year for awhile.
Karen & Amanda
Family
September 18, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Comforting thoughts and prayers to your family and friends
Tracey Stump
School
September 14, 2021
Remembering Alisa in our school days. She always had the sweetest attitude, kind to everyone. It´s no wonder she choose to teach the children in need. What a beautiful soul. RIP Alisa
Tammy (Camou)Dean
School
September 14, 2021
Alisa was a very special person and she did a lot for our community. I learned a lot working with her. Alisa will be greatly missed but she will never be forgotten. Condolences to the family.
Kathy Cherry
September 13, 2021
You will be missed, Alisa! Thank you for all that you did for the Preschool programs in Bullhead City. You were a great mentor to me for many, many years! My thoughts and condolences to Alisa's family. She loved all of you very much!
Tammy Alvarez
September 13, 2021
I miss you every day, you were my dear friend, my scrapbook buddy and I loved you like a sister. You were a huge part of our lives and my photo albums are full of pictures of us, at musicals, fishing, at Disneyland. I can't believe you are gone. May you be at peace.
Stacey Kelly
Friend
September 12, 2021
I will miss you forever.
Colleen Snow
Family
September 12, 2021
Thank you Ms. Alisa for all you've done to the Filipino teachers. You'll be missed. Condolence to the family.
Rex B.
September 12, 2021
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