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“I worked with Lisa for a few years at BPLW. She was a lovely person--always upbeat and creative, fun to be around. It's hard to believe she has left...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Yvonne Hayden - Mesa, AZ

“I will always love you Lisa and will miss your wonderful laughter. Your life was too short. May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jan Moore - Osakis, MN - Aunt

“Will miss your hearty chuckle and comments . I will always remember the fun days on the farm when you were a preschooler and the even greater fun at...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: larry - rockwell city, IA - uncle

“No words can ease your pain. Our hope is that happy memories and the love of your friends and family will carry you at this time. Bless you, David...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Teri and David Neff - FL

“We will miss you so much....your laughter, your love of family, your love of the Iowa farm and the love you had for your sons. RIP, dear Lisa. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Marla - Dayton, IA - Aunt


Lisa Swensen Reagan, 50, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on April 5, 2014.

Lisa's wishes were to be buried by her grandparents, Stan and Mary Kalkwarf, Dayton, Iowa. A dinner remembering Lisa was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 10. Her burial will be May 25 in the Dayton, Iowa Cemetery.

Lisa was born March 12, 1964, in Quantico, Virginia, the daughter of Arne and Sharon Swensen. She lived in Schaumburg, Illinois until 1979, when the family moved to Arizona. Lisa graduated from Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, Arizona and attended Arizona State University. She earned an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Lisa worked for the state of Arizona in the 1990's and was later involved in planning for educational facilities. She was on the board of Council of Educational Facility Planners International and co-founder of National Center for Learning Environments.

Survivors include her parents of The Villages, Florida; brothers, Erik Swensen, Los Alamos, NM and Aaron Swensen, Jerome, AZ; sons, Aaron of Mesa, AZ, Nicholas of San Jose, CA, Daniel of Mesa, AZ and Taylor of San Jose, CA; one grandson, Daniel Jr.; three uncles, Larry Kalkwarf of Rockwell City, IA, Kevin Kalkwarf of Stratford, IA, and Carl Swensen of Chicago, IL; two aunts, Marla Swanson, Dayton, IA and Janice Moore of Osakis, MN; as well as many cousins.

Memorials may be sent to Sunshine Acres Children's Home, 3405 N. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215 or Treasures 4 Teachers, 1230 W Southern Ave, Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85282.