Lisa Marie Anastasi, a seven year resident of Aberdeen, died at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia on Monday, November 26, 2012. She was 45. Lisa was born December 28, 1966, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of William J. and Judith G. (Butler) Anastasi. She graduated from Central Valley HS, Spokane, in 1985, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 2000.
Those who knew Lisa, even briefly, would tell you that she was a force to be reckoned with. Warrior, healer, teacher, nurturer, advocate…Lisa touched many lives and had a profound effect on everyone she met. She was never afraid to tackle anything, especially if she believed that there was an injustice involved. Whether it was creating and building a sustainable farmstead, giving massages, righting wrongs, teaching kids, being a step-mom, or dancing, Lisa put all of her energy into everything she did.
Lisa devoted her life to serving and helping others. She has been a counselor, a social worker, a special education paraprofessional, a licensed massage therapist, and most recently developed a therapeutic school on her farm.
Lisa is survived by her companion of twelve years, George Solomon of Aberdeen, currently serving in Afghanistan, and his daughter, Leah Solomon of Tacoma; a brother, Paul J. Anastasi, Spokane; and her father, William J. “Bill” Anastasi, Spokane. Her mother, Judith, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on December 21, 2012, at the Fern Hill Funeral Home, with a reception to follow.
A card of condolence with a message may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com.
Donations on her behalf may be made to the Oncology Ward, Providence St. Peters Hospital; the Heifer Fund; The Cancer Research Institute; or The Children’s Defense Fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.
“In Beauty and Love I Walk.”