OBITUARY

Lisa T. Myers

November 20, 1959May 8, 2010

Lisa Tan Myers (San Mei Tan)

Lisa Tan Myers (San Mei Tan), passed away peacefully at home on Saturday May 8th, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Lisa was born on November 20, 1959 in Jakarta Indonesia. She spent her early years in Jakarta with her parents and many siblings. Her father was a businessman, with a local button factory and thread factory. Her mother had a dress factory in their home. Lisa and her siblings spent long hours after school and on weekends helping mom in the dress business. After junior high Lisa attended dress design school, graduating in November 1975. Not satisfied in dress design she decided to go back to high school. She paid her own school tuition by making school uniforms for her classmates. In 1979 she gave birth to her son Hendra. Jakarta was soon left behind for a life in Australia. After a couple years worth of adventure she returned to Jakarta. In June of 1984 Lisa took her young son Hendra to the United States of America. She lived in San Angelo Texas where she met and married Rick Myers. While in Texas she started a successful interior design business. In October of 1989 Lisa became a U.S. citizen. Soon the family moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. There she continued her interior design business. Lisa’s work ethic soon had her working in the Real Estate business and Fashion Modeling, in addition to her interior design business. She also had a talent for, and enjoyed creating fine artwork in the form of oil painting. Lisa and Rick divorced while in Pittsburgh. Lisa aggressively continued with her education, receiving associate degrees in Mathematics, Science and Physics in 2002. She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Lisa was offered a full scholarship to attend University of Pittsburgh Medical School, deciding instead to pursue her engineering career. Wanting to be closer to her son, who was now working in Oregon, Lisa accepted a job offer from The Boeing Company. She was very proud to be part of the Structural Test team, especially working on the 787 composite wing. Lisa thoroughly enjoyed her new life in Renton. She met many friends, including her companion Ron Billings. Together Lisa and Ron enjoyed golfing, dancing, traveling and gatherings with friends and family. Lisa leaves behind her son Hendra Tan, brothers and sisters Shan Qin Tan, Qiu Jun Tan, Pit Jun Tan, Kwi Joen Tan, Merry Tan, Nyuk Joen Tan, Elan Tan Smith, Siauw Tjin Tan, Michael Tan, Siauw Lin Tan, numerous nieces and nephews, her companion Ron Billings and many close friends. Lisa lived a life rich in adventure, accomplishment and courage. Her life story is an inspiration to those who knew her.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 17, 2010
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Art Rusche

September 13, 2013

We are walking again on September 21st, 2013 for our fourth year in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk benefiting brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest in remembrance of our friend and colleague Lisa Tan Myers who passed in 2010.

Join our team! Participate with us for the Walk Saturday morning in memory of Lisa.

http://community.swedish.org/teamlisatanmyers13

dennis gwin

September 12, 2013

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Art Rusche

September 14, 2012

We are walking again on September 22, 2012 for our third year in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk benefiting brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest in remembrance of our friend and colleague Lisa Tan Myers who passed in 2010.

Join our team! Participate with us for the Walk Saturday morning in memory of Lisa.

http://community.swedish.org/teamlisatanmyers

David Mureithi

July 5, 2012

My son loves the legends of flight video. We watch it about 15 times a week. He loves it. It's good for boeing to have done it in memory of Lisa. She seemed hard working and sad that she never saw the complete 787. I hope to fly it soon and always remember Lisa T Myers. RIP

Art Rusche

September 22, 2011

We are walking this weekend for the second year in the 2011 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk benefiting brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest in remembrance of our friend and colleague Lisa Tan Myers who passed in 2010.

Lisa left behind a life story of inspiration and now we want to continue that inspiration by helping find a cure for this disease.

http://community.swedish.org/lisamyers

Jennifer Sequeira

March 22, 2011

I only know Lisa from watching the IMAX movie "Legends of Flight" here in Ontario, Canada. I was curious to know more about her, she seemed like such a dedicated engineer in the film. Having read her obituary and the these condolence messages, I feel that I know her a little bit. The words here struck me as being so inspirational, about a woman who had seen and done so much, and was constantly striving to improve herself, to discover new things and to continually be open to new people and experiences. I can only imagine how much she is missed by those her knew her. My condolences to you all. -Jen

Widia Lukito

August 19, 2010

Although I did not have a chance to know Lisa for a long time, I do treasure my friendship with Lisa and Hendra (her only son). Her love for Hendra is so faithful, so providing, a mother's love that never dies.

I met Lisa for the first time when she came to my Bible Study group back in the middle of 2009. Although I do not remember exactly what month it was, I knew that Lisa was looking for an alternative doctor named Jesus Christ who could heal her cancer. Besides her illness, I heard that Lisa is a very smart woman. She was an Electrical Engineer and worked for Boeing as part of the design group for Boeing 787. She also researched biomedical engineering. She received a scholarship for the medical school and she used to work as interior designer. She was funny and bright, etc. My conclusion was that Lisa was a very intelligent and successful woman. The question that came into my mind was, Why did Lisa want to come to the Bible Study and learn about a Man named Jesus Christ, whose identity can not be proven by human mind except if He reveals himself to that person?

My question was answered on one afternoon when I visited Lisa. While we were talking about Jesus Christ, Lisa told me that she believes in Jesus Christ. However, she was not ready to be baptized. I told her it was ok if she was not ready. I then asked her to sing I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back. After we sang this together she continued singing with another Indonesian Sunday school kids song “Lima roti dan dua ikan. It was a song about how Jesus fed 5000 men with 2 fish and 5 pieces of small bread. I was surprised that Lisa knew about that Sunday school song so I asked Lisa how she knew that song. Amazingly Lisa said it was from when Elan (her younger sister) use to go to Sunday school and taught her about the life of a man called Jesus Christ. In a critical time Lisa was able to recall the talk she had with her sister Elan when they were little kids.

Therefore, I knew the reason why she wanted to know about the great Man named Jesus Christ. She knew about a Man who died on the cross for her and never left her soul even at the end of her life. Because Lisa refused to be baptized, many people including her son Hendra questioned whether Lisa truly believed in Jesus Christ. To me the matter is not what I see in Lisa but to what Jesus said in Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask and it will given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." In John 6:37 Jesus said "However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them."

My faith is on God words not on the things that happened in this world. My friend Lisa seeks and she has found, she knocks and the door opens and she comes to Jesus and she will never be rejected. She is with the Lord now in a heavenly place near God's heart where there is no more pain and tears. I encourage everybody to tell the story about Jesus Christ because the Holy Spirit in working and every body needs Jesus Christ. I want to thank Lisa for leading me to a deeper meaning in the Love of God, a love that is powerful, faithful, and never fails. This is the true love that gives eternal life.

Mike Anderson

May 18, 2010

The service was very touching. Lisa was just so much fun to be around. She called me out of the blue about 3 or 4 months ago and asked me what a funeral service was for. Being nervous and not really wanting to discuss the whole issue of dying I told her it was for everyone to gather and say goodbye and send you off on a journey we don't get to go on. Lisa said she didn't think it was fair that everyone gets to talk and she couldn't participate. She had acceptance with gracefulness and a touch of humor as well! You will be dearly, sorely, and greatly missed Lisa.

Winda Muliadi

May 18, 2010

I have lost a sister, and my husband, they both who I love so much had cancers. I have witnessed how they were incapable to be out of their situation no matter how brave they were. They had to go, left me and the families unspeakable. I met Lisa in The Bible Study Gathering at Widia and Slamet's house. I got to know her there, she was very pretty and brave, and she always will be. She didn't say anything but I knew she would have to leave the world. I can't imagine, how she would appear so brave if it wasn't because of God was besides her. I can't imagine how his families take it without her, but God strengthen them, me, and other friends. The sadness that I'll keep for the rest of my life to not see her anymore is the same as I am living without my husband and my sister, and my other brother who unexpectedly passed away recently. God please help the weakness and the sadness, please help me, friends and Lisa's families.
My condolence,
Winda Muliadi

Jeri Martin

May 18, 2010

We couldn't have asked for a better neighbor. Lisa was always so friendly and will be deeply missed. With our love to the family,
Shawn, Jeri, Riley, Nate and Lance Martin