Lisa was born in Forest Park Illinois, to Walther S Marvin and Agnes C (Berles) Marvin. She grew up in the Chicago area until WW2, where she began her love for ice skating and doll houses. She delighted in seeing the traveling doll house exhibit of Colleen Moore whenever it came to town. In the summer of 1942, her family moved to Attica Indiana and then Lafayette In, where she attended grade school. In November of 1945 they moved back to Illinois and lived in Mundelein and Chicago. Before moving the family West, they spent several months at her Uncle Hank & Aunt Katie’s Farm in Bensenville, Ill. On Memorial Day of 1948 the Marvin family took the train to begin their life in Vancouver Washington.
Lisa was a self-educated woman, she returned to Chicago to attend and receive a diploma from the American Institute of Practical Nursing School in March of 1964. After completing her degree, she moved to Portland Oregon, where she began her nursing career and continued her love for ice skating. She skated at the Portland Ice Rink and the Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Later in life she enjoyed watching ice skating competitions on television and followed the careers of many skating champions. She was a member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Portland. She made many good friends while living in Portland.
She followed her parents to Boise Idaho in the early 1970’s, when her father became ill and wanted to be closer to her brother, Donald, and his family.
Lisa loved animals, and she especially had a soft spot for felines. Many of them were fortunate to find themselves taken in, fed, and loved by her. She loved to volunteer for the Red Cross and attended Church whenever she could. Lisa grew up with music in her life, she loved classical music and playing records with her brother when they were young. She had a talent for playing the recorder and accordion. She also loved sewing, making paper dolls, and doll clothes for her nieces and great nieces. Lisa developed her love for astronomy in her later years and purchased a telescope to bring her closer to the stars.
Lisa resided at the Bannock Arms Apartments in Boise for 17 years and gained many dear friends over those years. She commented on the wonderful community they were, all looking out for one another and helping whenever needed. She will be sorely missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Red Cross or the Idaho Humane Society.