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Lisa Ann Halfman

July 27, 1979 — May 13, 2024

Palmdale, CA

Our beloved Lisa Ann Pharis Halfman, age 44, of Palmdale, California passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024. A service will be held on June 1 2024 at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church, 1860 Wisconsin Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with pastor Connie Weiss. Service from 11:00-11:20 and fellowship from 11:20-1:30. Lisa will be cremated and buried at the Quincy Cemetery in Friendship, Wisconsin where her parents were laid to rest. 

Lisa was born July 27, 1979, in Pearblossom, California to Terry and Susan (Van Mater) Pharis. Our beautiful Lisa was crowned 1st Princess, in the Little Miss Pearblossom beauty pageant in 1986 and later in 1994 she won Junior Miss Pearblossom.This was also the year the family moved to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin where she graduated Lowell P Goodrich High School in 1997 and later met her future husband Aaron Halfman. They married on June 30 2007 in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Moving back to California, Lisa worked for Antelope Valley Volkswagen in Palmdale for many years with her brother David and husband Aaron. On July 18, 2011 she was blessed with a son, Mannix, who brought her so much joy. 

Lisa was a colorful and loving soul. We would describe her as a hippy-ish, natural-ish, positive person and down to earth. Her heart was so big and she loved sharing it with others, giving so much of herself every chance she could. She surrounded herself with positive quotes and inspirational words, always looking for the best in everything. This quote from Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” fits with the way she lived life. We may cry because we miss her, but we smile when we think about how she enriched our lives. It makes us smile when we think about how Lisa would end her conversations with “Loves” and with “Squeezes” which we called Lisa-isms. She had all kinds of phases that were cute. Playing with kids made her happy and they had lots of fun with her too. She was known as “the fun aunt or mother”. Her hobbies were writing poetry which she had done all of her life, coloring in books with up beat pictures or sayings, taking lots of photos and putting them into albums capturing all her experiences, and cooking which she taught her son and nephews to do when they were little. There were also many strange creations with candy and baking, they looked forward to it. A “Lil Peace of Lisa” is a business she created, making jewelry and resin with

a flare of love and peace. We never knew what hair style or color she would surprise us with but they always looked great on her. Lisa had a passion for owls and collected them. An owl symbolizes wisdom, protection, a helping spirit, transformation, and a light that shines through the darkest of times because they are the epitome of vision and hope. Some cultures believe the owls were the souls of people. I will be looking for her when I see an owl. 

Lisa my love, thank you for the treasure chest of memories that we will hold in our hearts and the great stories we will continue to share. Thank you God for taking care of our Lisa. She now has the wings of angels and will be looking over us with love and compassion. Thank you for your time with us Lisa, we are blessed. 

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer's Association. She did a charity walk every year called The Longest Day. This was important to her to help support those with Alzheimer’s which she had experienced within her own family. 

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents Terry and Susan (Van Mater) Pharis. Survivors include her husband Aaron and son Mannix Halfman, of Palmdale, CA.; brother: David and his wife Andrea (Dow) Pharis of Valencia, CA.; sister: Melissa Pharis of Kiel, WI.; nephews: Taylor Roughen/Budde and wife Kalyn (Brown) Budde of Fond Du Lac, WI., Kyle and Dylan Pharis of Valencia, CA.; nieces: Summer Pharis-Langer and Trinity Dailey; In-laws: Chuck and Janet (Neumann) Halfman of Fond Du Lac, WI., Alyssa Halfman of Fountain Inn, S.C. 

Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals & Cremations in Lancaster, CA. is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and more about Lisa’s life.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lisa Ann Halfman, please visit our flower store.


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