Lisa Kay Munoz (nee Anderson) (58) of Elk Grove, CA, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, from complications with diabetes.
Lisa was born in Madison, WI, on February 26, 1960, to parents Professor John R. Anderson and Shereen V. Anderson (nee Erickson).
Lisa attended schools in Berkeley, CA, and Lethbridge, AB, Canada, and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1978. She attended and graduated from California State University, Chico, in 1982, with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. She moved to Sacramento after college and worked with youth in correctional and rehabilitative facilities before employed as a dispatcher for the California State University, Sacramento Police Department. After subsequently receiving her teaching credential Lisa taught kindergarten and first grade classes at Robert J. Fite Elementary School in Elk Grove, CA. She retired in 2017.
During childhood Lisa enjoyed spending summers with her family at her grandparents' lakeside cottage in Minnesota, where she developed a lifelong fondness for lakes and the outdoors. Throughout life she enjoyed camping trips and visits to national and state parks and to ocean beaches. As a nature and animal lover, she had a particular fondness for cats and always had at least one wherever she lived. Lisa was a sociable person who enjoyed talking, entertaining and cooking. For many years her primary hobby was crafting and she enjoyed attending and participating in many craft fairs. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing card games with friends and volunteering with various organizations, including the Elk Grove High School Marching Band and Project Ride.
Lisa is survived by her parents of Bend, OR; her brothers Scott of Brentwood, CA, and Steven of Danville, CA; her three children Andrea (m. Tommy Scott) of Reno, NV, Anthony (m. Gabby) of Bell Gardens, CA, and Matthew of Sacramento, CA; her grandchildren Tommy IV, Alondra, Anthony Jr., James, Elijah, and Sarah; as well as several cousins, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lisa's life will be celebrated at her home on Saturday, March 2, 2019, before she is taken to her beloved lake in Minnesota where she will rest in peace listening to the loons calling at night and waves lapping the shore.