Lisa was born on April 12, 1965, in Logan, Utah, to Chester and Leatrice Buttars. She was the fourth of five children. Her younger brother Charlie passed away at five days old due to a heart problem, and with her older siblings being 10+ years older than her, Lisa always joked she was an "only child with siblings". She spent her childhood on a farm in Cornish, Utah, where she attended Lewiston Elementary, North Cache Middle School, and Sky View High School. After graduation, she moved to Philadelphia to be a nanny and made memories she cherished forever. Upon returning to Utah, she began attending Utah State University and started a "summer job" at Schreiber Foods. Her summer job led to marriage, lifelong friendships, and a career she enjoyed for 38 years.
Lisa met Larin Lind at the request of her brother Brent, when Brent learned that Larin was from "the Burley Idaho area". Brent insisted that Larin take her on "just one date", because he always teased Lisa that she would marry a "spud-chucker from Burley Idaho". They went on that date in 1985 and were married June 26, 1986, in the Logan Temple. As they say, "the rest is history".
In the fall of 1986, Larin and Lisa bought the first of many 1949-1953 Chevy Pickups to make Larin's dream come true: an extended cab pickup. Although this started as Larin's dream and it took 22 years to get the truck on the road, Lisa supported Larin every step of the way. They joined the Cache Valley Cruising Association in 1994 and Lisa held many positions on the Board of Directors over the years as well as supported Larin.
Lisa is the proud mother of two daughters, Larisa and Chantel, who were the light of her life and the embodiment of her love. She dedicated all of her free time to make elaborate birthday cakes, sitting through piano lessons and orchestra concerts, and teaching them about the beauty of the world and the joys of making and creating things. She was a talented seamstress who sewed her own wedding dress and later used those talents to make blessing dresses, Easter dresses as instructed, prom dresses, and later things for her grandkids. She had many hobbies and talents and tried many new things taking classes for watercolor, oil painting, stained glass, cake decorating, and more. Many of her early co-workers may remember she spent her breaks during the night with a paintbrush in hand painting a nativity. She enjoyed gardening, time with friends, and trips with the family. She had a great love for Family History and had great relationships with cousins and relatives on both sides of the family. She loved serving in the temple and would take days off of work to go to the temple. She served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including serving as a counselor and president in Young Women's, Primary, and Relief Society Presidencies, activity day leader, as well as supporting her husband in his callings as he was often gone Sundays and Tuesday evenings. We know her love of the Savior and understanding of His role in her life is what carried her through the challenges of life.
Lisa was a great example to us of loving and serving your family. She would wait for us on the couch to come home and listen to the 100 things we had to tell her before bed. She was our rock. She took great care of her parents in the final days of their lives going over to help daily after work and on the weekends including making Sunday dinners. She was an incredibly involved Grandma and would get on the floor to play Little People, read them Sandra Boynton books, make Easy Bake Oven cakes, babysit, go to parades, and more. As Larin's health began to change and he became weaker Lisa took on more responsibilities at home as well. In October 2021 they moved from their home of 33 years at the end of Westhaven Drive and built a home that would suit Larin's needs for a home that could be used with a walker and later a wheelchair.
Lisa found out three days before Larisa's wedding in March 2012 that she was diagnosed with cancer. Determined to "live her life" she celebrated that day and many other joyous days to come, including graduations, a trip to Disneyland, vacations, the arrival of 3 grandchildren, and many 'ordinary' days that we will cherish. She continued to work while going through treatments often just taking a long weekend to recover. She was rather private in her struggles and challenges and many people didn't realize that the cancer returned in 2016, 2019, and early 2022. That last diagnosis came quickly and left challenges that would impact the next 22 months of her life. She never complained of the challenges and side effects of chemo, radiation, and the many many other treatments she endured including months at a time in the hospital in Salt Lake, incredible amounts of blood transfusions, bone marrow draws, lung drains and surgeries, kidney drains, and more. She never wanted it to take over her life and she continued to live even her last week celebrating her last Harry Potter party with the grandkids, a birthday party for everyone in the family, and an early Thanksgiving.
Lisa was preceded in death by Baby Lind who they lost in 2001, her loving parents, her brother Charlie, and two nieces. Left to mourn her loss is her devoted husband, Larin, who stood by her side through every joy and challenge. Their bond was one of unbreakable love and companionship. Their love was truly the greatest love story as we watched them use their walkers and oxygen tanks together plodding along the halls of the hospital. Lisa also leaves behind her beloved daughters, Larisa (Jordan) Mendenhall and Chantel, as well as her three grandchildren Will, Emma and Blake. Lisa is also survived by her siblings Brent (Sonja) Buttars, Kim (Mary) Buttars, Jane Pitcher, and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws who she loved dearly.
Lisa Buttars Lind will be remembered for her warm heart, fun spirit, and dedication to her family. Her nurturing presence brought comfort and joy to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love and kindness will serve as a guiding light for generations to come. Lisa's life was a testament to love, kindness, and unwavering devotion. While our hearts our filled with sorrow we know that because of our Savior Jesus Christ we will someday be reunited forever with our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
Family, friends, and all who knew Lisa are invited to gather together to celebrate her life, share cherished memories, and mourn the loss of a woman who brought so much color and happiness into our lives. If you have any memories of Lisa you would like to share please do, we would love to have them to reflect on and share with her grandkids who will need stories of their grandma.
A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, November 17, 2023, at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 S 100 E, Logan, Utah. Lisa's funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Yorkshire Ward meeting house, 1580 N 400 W, Logan, Utah. An additional viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the church. The interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org/), Huntsman Cancer Foundation (https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/foundation), or donate blood if you are able (https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive), as we would not have had the last two years with Lisa without the research and support provided by these organizations.
We would also like to thank the many wonderful doctors, staff, and caregivers especially those at Huntsman Cancer Institute, and those of you that have prayed for her and for us that made the challenges Lisa faced a little brighter and filled with love.
Lisa's funeral service can be viewed via Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87933623874