Sometimes a soul passes to the next world making us sure the good folks on the other side simply needed another smile. We are certain they are smiling now. Lisa Lynn Martin, 51, of Clear Lake passed peacefully on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at her home at Opportunity Village.
A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Kinney-Lindstrom Center Gym at Opportunity Village, 1200 North 9th Street West, Clear Lake, IA, 50428, with Pastor Rich Murray, Spiritual Resources Coordinator of Opportunity Village, officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior the service. Inurnment will take place in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.
Lisa, the youngest of five children, was born to Clement and Helen (Arganbright) Martin in Mason City on June 28, 1964. She attended school in Mason City, Charles City and St Colletta School in Jefferson, Wisconsin. She was a resident of Opportunity Village for more than 25 years.
Lisa loved to sing and performed in the Opportunity Village choir, Bell Ringers and Sing it with Sign. Lisa spent hours listening to her vast collection of country music and oldies, singing along with every song. She once served as the Mayor of Opportunity Village and competed several times as a swimmer in state Special Olympics. Lisa made every person she knew feel genuinely loved and was known for her wonderful sense of humor and love of a laugh!
Those left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Kim (Rick) Bendickson of Ames, Deb Dunn of Waterloo, Jeri (Steve) Skram of Waukee and brother Tom (Sandy) of Montrose, Co; as well as many special nieces, nephews, other extended family members along with her Village family.
Lisa was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.