Elisabeth A. Hartman Resident of Lawrenceville, GA Lisa Hartman was born in 1967 to Daniel and Jacqueline Foley in Grand Island, NE. She was the youngest of five children. She lived with her family in Iowa and California, and attended Holy Name of Mary Grade School and Mary Star of the Sea High School in the Los Angeles area. She went to college at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, earning Bachelor’s (’91) and Master’s degrees in Experimental Physiopsychology. Her friends found her to have “a kind heart and a brilliant mind.” In 1998 Lisa married Alan F. Hartman, who works in software engineering, and joined him in Lawrenceville, GA, near Atlanta. She worked several years as a pharmacy technician, trying to help people understand their medications and improve their quality of life. In the past decade her love of animals grew into a passion for animal rescue and dog/cat adoptions, helping lost or unloved animals find new, loving homes. She has facilitated over 40 rescues and adoptions for beautiful pets who would otherwise have had no chance. She was also always trying to help the people around her. She had an active social life on-line, and kept in touch with cousins, nephews and nieces, school friends and rescue colleagues. Lisa had suffered from Type 1 diabetes since the age of 3, and her health declined over the past few years. It was still a surprise when she experienced sudden heart failure a week ago. She and her doctors fought for a whole week, but in the end was not able to recover. She passed from us on August 30, 2015. Lisa is survived by Alan, her husband of 17 years; her mother, Jacqueline, and brothers Matt and Tom Foley, of Santa Clara, California; her brother Dan Foley of Northridge, California; and her sister Lorraine Spindler of Loveland, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews. She joins her father, Daniel R. Foley, in the arms of God. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a little time or money to a local animal rescue group in your home area, so that a few more animals can find a loving home; or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org). Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, Sep. 8, from 6-8pm, with Rosary at 7:30, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel; and a Funeral Mass on Wed., Sep. 9, at 11:00am, at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church. The interment ceremony will be private.

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  1. Alan, thinking of you! Lisa will be met by all her wonderful rescue cats and dogs and she WILL be in Heaven!

  2. From Mc Donald’s family at Sugarloaf, she will be missed everyday… We are pleased to met such a lovely lady.
    God bless her, she always be in our thoughts…
    Mr. Alan, you will be in our prayers to help you in this difficult time.

  3. Thinking of you, your parents and the relatives in California every day! I wish I could be with you. God’s blessings to you all!

  4. Alan,
    Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss.


  5. Alan,
    You have my deepest sympathy and I can’t imagine how incredibly difficult this must be for you and the rest of the family with everything happening so suddenly. May god give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  6. Alan,
    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are here for you during this difficult time.

  8. Alan,
    My condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers……your Morningside family!

  9. Alan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that Lisa rescued my two dogs. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Alan,
    I am so sorry to hear your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Lisa’s sudden passing. I know all of the animals she has loved will be there to greet her. I am so grateful for Lisa’s rescue of my sweet cat, Honey, almost 9 years ago, and thankful that I continue to be able to enjoy her to this day.

  12. Alan,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours through this difficult time.
    God Bless

  13. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Elisabeth. May you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that your pain and loss does not go unnoticed by God. May he prove to be for all of you a stronghold in this your day of distress. Because He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him. Nahum 1:7

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