Lisa Adair, 80, of Fort Smith, ended her celebration life on January 14, 2011 in Fort Smith. Her story began on May 5, 1930 in Bremerhaven, Germany. Here she began her love of things that grew as she was raised in traditional German fashion. The year was 1946 and the war had taken its toll on Europe, at that time in Lisa's life she would meet that American soldier of her dreams. She married Noyal Gene Adair on February 27, 1950 and the two would live happily together for 60 years. She saw a great many things in her life but by far her greatest love and source of happiness were her five daughters. She always loved her family and traveled the country to visit them. She cherished her many trips to Texas, for which she would pack her bags at least three weeks in advance. She spent her greatest moments at home, and she would always manage to turn just "buying a few flowers" into a bustling garden of life and beauty. As she aged her love of cleaning her house and pruning her garden would never cease. After 55 she would begin to see her favorite benefit of all, a senior discount at every local place that had one and even some that gave her one just to make her happy. She and Gene would always have weekly visits to their favorite restaurants in town where they had their regular table and a server whom they knew as well as family. Lisa always had a love for her many grandchildren; Cindy, Kelly, Amy, Matt and Andrew, and they would never be able to leave her sight without a hug and everything that she could possibly fit in their hands. Her grandchildren would also give her the gift of great-grandchildren Chelsea, Zane, Claudia, Brazen, Christian and Evan who she spoiled just as much. Lisa treasured making people happy and giving gifts; cookies for a neighbor, potato salad for a grandchild who couldn't make it to Christmas Dinner, even a Christmas gift for a sanitation worker or two. Her memory will be forever cherished by the ones who knew her and heaven is a better place now that she is there. She was a former employee of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband Gene Adair of the home; five daughters, Jenny Cupples of Orlando, FL., Ann Johnson of Fort Worth, TX., Sonya Todd of Fort Smith, Pam Davis of Paris, AR., and Janet Silvia of Bentonville, AR; three sisters, Margret Bach and Helga Brewer of Chapin, S.C., and Karen Rhault of Boston, Mass; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Rob Davis, Buddy Johnson, Ken Cupples, Erich Fletcher, Dan Kaczmarski, and Matt Johnson.
The Family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5-7 PM.
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