10 September, 1959 – 13 June, 2021
Lisa Horvath, 61, passed away on June 13th at her home in Austin, TX after a brave, 15-year journey with cancer.
Lisa was born September 10th, 1959 in Shreveport, LA to the late Belva Jane and Gerald Poindexter. She graduated with a Bachelor in General Studies from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and moved to Austin in 1983 where she met her husband Ryne Horvath. She enriched the lives of children and families as an English Second Language teacher at Pond Springs Elementary for 22 years. She was an active member of St Thomas More Church as a hospitality minister and volunteering for many of the church ministries.
Lisa loved nature. She enjoyed camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and exploring national parks with her husband and family throughout her life. At home, her backyard was a sanctuary for humans and animals alike, welcoming birds and an assortment of critters. She delighted in spending time with her husband; one of their favorite activities was watching Astros games.
Lisa always greeted others with a beautiful smile, effortless joy, and innate empathy. She befriended those in need, lending a compassionate ear along with water and snacks to less fortunate neighbors. She kept everyone in her heart through prayer. She was accepting of God’s will with incredible grace even during life’s challenges.
She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Ryne Horvath, and their children: Lynn Horvath of Austin, TX and David and Irma Horvath of Brownsville, TX. She was a devoted “LiLi” to her granddaughter Siena and grandpup June. She will be dearly missed by a large extended family and an abundance of close friends.
A memorial Mass for Lisa will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2021 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10205 N FM 620, Austin, Texas. Reception to follow the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to one of Lisa’s favorite organizations: Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Central Texas Food Bank, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
In the words of her Granddaddy Tom Allen, “I never need the sun when you are around, for you brighten the way for me.”
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
16 July 2021
Dear Mrs. Horvath,
I will forever cherish the moments I spent with you as one of your students. To this day, you remain as one of my favorite teachers and without your help, I surely wouldn't have been able to learn to speak and write English as I did when I came to the US 18 years ago as a 3rd grader.
I foolishly wish now that I kept in touch with you but may your beautiful soul rest in peace and know that I will forever remember you and all you did for me.
Thank you so much and you will be missed.
13 July 2021
We have known Lisa for many years. I have never seen her with anything but a big smile on her face and her laughter was infectious!
She will always bring happy memories to our hearts.
Jo Ann Baylon
7 July 2021
Dear Sweet Lisa, You are one of the kindest, sweetest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing. You lit up a room with your beautiful smile! You are so loved and missed.
Mary Kay & Bob Rohde
26 June 2021
We just heard from Charlie. We are so heart-broken at your loss. We all have lost a wonderful person, but we are so thankful the chances we had to visit with Lisa and you. Please know that our thoughts and love go out to you, and we cherish our memories of Lisa.
17 June 2021
Ryne, David and Lynne, Dave and I think of you everyday. We are so sorry that Lisa lost her battle with such a dreadful disease. Our hearts go out to you. Our thoughts are with you. We pray for the wonderful memories that you hold will see you through. Our Sympathy, David and Cella Lancaster
Richard & Karen Williams
16 June 2021
We are so sad to hear about Lisa passing. Ryne, Our thoughts & prayers for you all durning this difficult time 🙏🙏
16 June 2021
I worked with Lisa for many years at pond Springs elementary. She was such a wonderful person and friend. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers and I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.