Lisa Larsen, 44, of Ray, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Lisa was born April 23, 1968, in Fargo. She was raised by her parents, Carl and LeAnn (Belisle) Larsen, in Ray where she was baptized and confirmed at Ray Lutheran Church. During her school years in Ray she played softball, was a member of the Ray Girls High School basketball team, and played piano. She graduated with the Class of 1986.
She went on to attend Minot State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in business. She moved back to Ray and commuted to UND-W in Williston where she taught computer classes. For many years she was with an IT company housed at Mercy Medical Center. She was currently doing IT work for CHW out of her home in Ray.
The joys of her life were her daughter, Julia, born in 1989, and her son, Cody, born in 1996. Her granddaughter, Ava Marie, was born in 2009.
She enjoyed being with family and friends. Lisa liked going to Kota Ray Dam or Lake Sakakawea to hang out with friends. She was a fantastic cook who liked to entertain. Lisa loved eating out, trying new dishes which she herself would later re-create. She was good to share her gift of cooking with those in need. Lisa also liked to shop and spoil her granddaughter.
Surviving Lisa are: her two children, daughter, Julia Larsen and her daughter, Ava Marie, of Minot; her son, Cody Larsen of Ray; father and mother, Carl and LeAnn Larsen of Ray; sister, DeMaris Gill and her husband, Terry, of Pewaukee, Wis.; her fiance, Chris Connors of Ray; her dog, Daisy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her niece, Emmalee.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Beatrice and Clarence Belisle and Olga and Carl Larsen Sr.
Her funeral will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Ray Lutheran Church. Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Ray.
Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home Monday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday for the hour preceding the funeral.
All are welcome to visit (www.eversonfh.com) to share memories of Lisa or leave condolences for her family.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.