Lisa M. Moore - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 10, 1968 - December 6, 2022

Moore, Lisa M.

Age 54 of Mt. Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis, MN. Lisa was born Nov. 10, 1968 and died Dec. 6, 2022. Preceded in death by father, Thomas F. Moore, grandparents Robert and Dorothy Moore, step-grandmother Virginia Moore, uncle Donald Moore, uncle Ken Dreier, and cousin James Friedrich. Survived by mother Marlene Moore, brothers David Moore (Becca Nash) and Daniel Moore (Laura Raymond), aunt and uncle Leona and Vern Friedrich, aunt Vivian Moore, aunt Karen Dreier, niece Emily Moore, nephew Henry Moore, Amy Treon, cousins Sheryl, Judy, Shawn, Sue and Joyce.

Lisa graduated from Minneapolis Washburn High School and St. Catherine University and then went on to get a Master’s in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Inspired by her father, a union president, and her deep rooted principles, she worked for the AFL-CIO and as a union negotiator for MNSCU.

She admired people who demonstrated integrity and service to their communities like Hubert Humphrey, Paul Wellstone, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She modeled them with her own commitment to service, volunteering throughout her life starting at Children’s Hospital in her youth, to tutoring students at Field School. She was a passionate animal lover, volunteering with a dog rescue service and caring for family animals: Sylvester, Pixie, Lucky, and Lena.

Lisa was welcomed by her church, Living Spirit, and was engaged with the social justice committee and served meals to the community every Wednesday night. It is here she met friends who would support her through some of her hardest days.

Lisa adored and looked up to her two brothers, Dave and Danny, and loved family over all else. The prospect of Dan and Laura coming to town could lift her spirits for months in advance. Her favorite thing in the world was having burgers and Dr. Pepper on Dave’s deck or at the 5-8 Club with her mom. She cherished movies at the Riverview with her mom and dear friend, Sandy. Her mom was her best friend and travel companion. They were both grateful for their trips together to Hawaii and Alaska - a close encounter with a moose included. She loved to play games, read, and she could finish the Sunday crossword puzzle and the most difficult sudokus even after having brain surgery, radiation and chemo. Likewise, even when she could no longer read, she could still recite by memory James Herriot character names and animal stories from All Creatures Great and Small.

Thank you to the amazing doctors and nurses at M Health Fairview. And thank you to Lisa’s friends and extended family for the cards, flowers, and visits with Lisa, especially over the last 2 years of her life. Lisa had many challenges in her life but never once showed the slightest bitterness. Instead, she was kind, generous, appreciative, and saw the good in all people. She was especially grateful for the wonderful care she received at Mount Olivet and Walker Methodist, calling the care workers there “godsends.”

I’m sure you’ll agree that Lisa is now, and has always been, an angel.

Memorials preferred to - Living Spirit United Methodist Church, 4501 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407; Turner Syndrome Foundation, ; Mount Olivet Nursing Home, 5517 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or Walker Methodist Nursing Home, 3737 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409.


  1. Dick and Joan says:

    Dave, we are so sorry for your loss of Lisa. She had a difficult life yet worked hard to help others. To lose a sibling is tough, but the memory of her selflessness will be helpful. We are thinking of you. Love, Dick and Joan

  2. Mary Hause says:

    Lisa will always glow in my thoughts, my heart and in the night stars. It was a privilege to know her. My love and condolences to her family and friends. ❣️
    Mary Hause
    Tacoma, Washington

  3. Nancy, Frank and John says:

    Marlene, Dave and Dan, we are very sorry for your loss. Lisa will be in our memory forever. In the ten years that we have known her she showed us patience, and perseverance through the challenges before her. She was always nice and friendly, cheerful even, through it all. Lisa was an admirable lady.

  4. Becky Mobarry says:

    Lisa was a good friend, always kind and cheerful. She will be missed!

  5. Dan Quirk says:

    I attend high school with Lisa. I have fond memories of her and recall she was very smart! I am sorry for the suffering she must have endured in the final years of her life and sorry for your family’s loss. It seems, as always she kept her amazing spirit.

  6. Matt Bappe says:

    I met Lisa when she was about 15. I remember Lisa as a sweet and fun girl. Truly a loss.

  7. Donna Dempewolf says:

    I met Lisa the first time she walked through the doors of Living Spirit United Methodist Church. She added a warm, heart-felt presence to our church and community. I’m glad she was there for us — and we, for her.

  8. Sandra Allenson says:

    I loved Lisa from the first day I ever met her. She would come up to me with her clip board and ask” Mrs Allenson, I am taking a survey and do you have a few moments to answer a few questions”? And of course I did. She did this many times.
    She was like my own family. I will miss her forever. She was my dearest pal. We were buddies.

  9. Chris says:

    I met Lisa when she was a temp where I worked. She was so very kind and also fun to be with. We kept in touch afterwards and would out for lunch to celebrate our Nov Bdays and would also meet for lunch at other times during the year. Covid ended that for a while. When she did not return my Emails or phone calls I stopped by her home and discovered she had gone to a nursing home but no one knew which one. I wish I could have spent some more time with her. Yesterday, I was thinking about her and ran across her obit. I was saddened, but yet happy that she was no longer having to suffer. She was a special lady with a great sense of humor. She will be mussed.

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