Lisa Kay Aniballi

Nov. 21, 1958 - April 3, 2022


Lisa came to this beautiful earth on Nov. 21, 1958, in Moline, Illinois. She fell in love with all of nature’s wonders.

Lying on the floor of a forest, on the sand at the beach or in her own backyard, was sacred to her. Stopping the car and running into a brook, river, lake, or ocean for a wade or a swim brings fond memories to all those who knew and loved her. Her horses (Sweet and Ben), her Bernese Mountain dogs (Murren and Haniel) and the many cats and critters she lovingly cared for were another part of nature’s bounty that she adored.

On April 3, 2022, Lisa’s beautiful loving spirit moved on to another part of her journey.

She had experienced life on life’s terms.

Lisa lived a full and eventful life as a Wilderness Team Builder (A Power Program) in Illinois.

She worked diligently at Gray Wolf Ranch, Port Townsend, Washington, as a drug and alcohol counselor.

All this led to her most cherished calling. She trained and worked for Empowerment through Equus-Better Living through Equine Therapy. She was born for this amazing therapeutic work and brought this to so many grateful people in her community.

She leaves behind her beloved family including her mother, Sheila Leskinen, and stepfather Mel; two brothers, Ken Monson (Terri) and Todd (Rose); daughter, Kristin Roberts (Aaron); two grandsons, Lincoln and Riggins; and a host of dear friends who loved her.

A Memorial “Celebration of Lisa’s Life” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at Unity Church of Port Townsend (across from Blue Heron School) on San Juan Avenue.

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” - Mother Teresa

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

- Mahatma Gandhi