Lisa Rees loved had a knack for style and design, and expressed herself through photography and interior decorating, said her husband, Dave Rees.
“She had a way of seeing things and of picking colors,” he said. “She had a real flair for it.”
Lisa Rees, 47, of Crown Point and formerly of Hammond, died Oct. 5.
She was a devoted family woman, and helped her husband raise his son as her own. She was involved in all her sons’ activities, supporting them during their Lake Central High School band performances and helping them with their academic pursuits, he said.
“Her life was oriented around her children,” he said. “She made sure she was always there for them.”
Rees said he had always been a “nose to the grindstone” kind of guy, but his wife helped him realize the importance of relaxing and spending time with family.
They took frequent vacations, including numerous trips to California. Other trips included Arizona, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.
She was an avid photographer, often taking pictures for family and friends. She had thousands and thousands of photos, he said. She would turn her work into scrapbooks, or go online and make printed books to commemorate family trips or milestones.
“She chronicled our lives,” he said. “She had a fantastic way of capturing moments.”
She always wanted to make people feel at ease, and loved hosting holiday dinners.
She was an intelligent woman with a sharp wit, he said.
“She was tenacious, and she had a way of making sure things got done,” he said. “She is going to be missed by a lot of people.”