Lisa Ann Geist
Lisa Ann Geist, 60, of Sandy, Utah died Saturday
January 19, 2019 at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah
following a short illness.
Born in Ipswich on August 12, 1958, she was the
daughter of Frank W. and the late Rita (Troccoli) Geist, who died earlier
Lisa was raised in Ipswich and graduated from
Ipswich High School, a member of the class of 1976.
She attended the nursing program at North
Shore Community College, became an RN, then earned a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Massachusetts.
graduation, Lisa worked for Beverly Hospital as a Registered Nurse.
With a passion for skiing Lisa moved to
the Salt Lake City area to pursue a career in nursing.
In Utah, Lisa worked as an RN at Alta and Snowbird ski resorts, then as
Snowbird Clinic Manager,
while working in the emergency department at Cottonwood Hospital then
Intermountain Medical Center during summers. Most recently, Lisa
worked at the PACU at Alta View Surgical Center. Lisa was employed
with Intermountain Healthcare for almost thirty years.
Lisa was an avid downhill skier, cross country
skier, and all-around outdoors person.
She loved taking her beloved dog Max for
walks among the trails of Round Valley near Park City.
She also enjoyed knitting, and gardening.
Indeed, gardening was Lisa’s summertime
passion, having had an amazing green thumb for all manner of fruits and
Overall, Lisa loved entertaining her
friends throughout the year while often trekking to Massachusetts to visit
her beloved parents.
Lisa is survived by her father, Frank W. Geist of
Ipswich and her brother, Mark W. Geist and his wife Darla of Santa
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Thursday,
January 31 in Our Lady of Hope Church, I Pineswamp Road, Ipswich
followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be held 5 PM
to 8 PM on Wednesday January 30 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6
High Street, Ipswich.
Flowers are welcomed and or memorial contributions in
her name may be made to American Cancer Society,
125 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.
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