Lisa Bernice Gregory Duncan, 58, returned to her heavenly home on December 30, 2019 after four decades of battling Multiple Sclerosis. She passed peacefully a little after midnight at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.
She was born to the late Earl and Mae Belle Gregory in Olympia, Washington on June 12, 1961. She was the youngest of ten children and was a delight to her family. She graduated from Brighton High School and continued her education at Brigham Young University becoming an early childhood educator. Lisa found great joy serving the people of West Virginia on a mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She continued to find opportunities to expand her learning and serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, throughout her life.
Lisa's mother arranged a blind date for her, where she met a handsome Marine who honorably served our country, Donald Wayne Duncan. She married him, the love of her life and her eternal companion on March 27, 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with two daughters to whom she was a devoted mother, teacher, example, and friend. Lisa was "Nana" to nine adoring grandchildren at the time of her passing.
She was kind and soft-spoken, and always had a smile for everyone she met. She possessed a seemingly limitless capacity to love those around her and was known for her unwavering optimism. Even in the midst of her hardest struggles, Lisa never complained and focused only on the welfare of others. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that her struggles are over and that she is at the side of our loving Savior, now ready to do more of His work.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Don; her daughters, Rachel (Joshua) Fowles and Rebekah (Thomas) Whisenant; her nine grandchildren; her brothers, Ray (Sharon) Messegee, James (Patsy) Messegee, Stephen Gregory; and her sisters, Angelea (Patrick) Panos, and Sandy (Randy) Whicker. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Robert (Susan) Messegee, Jacob (Gayla) Gregory; her sisters, Betty (Don) Kleinsorge and Carol (Tom) Achy, and her sister-in-law Cathy Rogers.
A celebration of Lisa's earthly life will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 S. 300 E. Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. prior to the services. A graveside gathering and burial will immediately follow at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 E. 7800 So. Cottonwood Heights followed by a dinner reception at 6:00 pm at the church located at 3950 W. Cedar Hills Dr. in Cedar Hills.
Remembering Lisa's passion for life, we would like to invite all to wear Lisa's favorite color, baby blue, in her honor.
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