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Obituary for Lisa Ann Vipperman

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Lisa Ann Vipperman

November 29, 1960 - August 16, 2017

Lisa Ann Vipperman, 56, passed away at home on August 16, 2017.  She was born on November 29, 1960.   She was the second of six children born to Robert and Joyce Vipperman.

Lisa graduated from South High School in 1979.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in 1987 becoming a first generation college graduate igniting her passion for education and reading.  She married Kirk Wangsgard on May 23, 1998 in Ogden.  She received her  Master’s Degree from Weber State University in 2015.

Lisa taught English at Highland Junior High for eleven years.  She loved helping students improve their reading skills.  Lisa also enjoyed traveling with her husband and visiting family at reunions.  She was a huge animal lover her whole life.  Lisa  was a proud member of the American Federation of Teachers and enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors for Midtown Clinic.

She is survived by her husband, Kirk Wangsgard; sisters Linda, Janet (Ben), Joyce (Gary); brothers Robert (Denise) and Craig.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm and Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2 pm.  Both will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT.

Interment at:  Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

We know Lisa would appreciate donations being made in her name to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 12:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 29, 1960
March 19, 2017
Dinner at the Webster’s
Dinner at the Webster’s
Died: August 16, 2017

Condolences for Lisa Ann Vipperman

Amar Malhi (freshman at Centennial Junior High School) posted on 9/16/17

Ms. Vipperman, You were the best teacher at Centennial Junior High. I am what I am because of you. You are the reason that I have been so successful at Centennial! You are the reason that I made it in the Yearbook crew and it was because of your mother-like attitude towards me that I have flourished at school. I am now a 9th grader at Centennial in Ms. Packers Spanish class and knowing that you two were friends will help me to do well in her class. You were like a mother to me and I am sincerely grateful to you for that. I hope that I will be able to do great things and everything that I do in life from now on will be dedicated to you. I will always remember you. Thank you so much for being my 7th grade teacher at Centennial Junior High School.


Barbara Packer posted on 8/28/17

Lisa/Ms. Vipperman. I am so glad I got to meet your sweet husband at your viewing. I can see how much he loves and adores you and how his heart breaks to think of the heart break you have endured. You truly are an amazing woman, in many ways underappreciated. I hope you know you were loved by many. I will remember you as an advocate. I love your love for animals, especially dogs. If I ever dare get a dog, I will probably adopt from a shelter. Maybe I will name it Vipper to remember your gift. ♥ Love you my dear friend.


gabe franklin posted on 8/28/17

she was honestly the worlds most best teacher ever! :)


Judy Young posted on 8/25/17

Dear Craig, Janet, Robert and Denise, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Hoping the fond memories of your dear sister will comfort you all at this difficult and sad time. May God keep you in His warm and comforting embrace. With Love, Judy


K posted on 8/23/17

Lisa was one of the greatest teachers I ever had, and while I only had her one year, she inspired my love of language, and I will always remember her for that, and for shaping my career path.


Jenny Sykes posted on 8/22/17

As a fellow board member for Midtown, I will miss Lisa's insights and genuine kindness. She truly loved her community and had a positive impact on everyone around her. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and students.


Tracy Townsend posted on 8/21/17 friend and union sister, I will miss you dearly. I learned so much from you. Please know when I go singing and dancing down the halls at school...I am remembering you.


Melanie & Vince Pippin posted on 8/21/17

You were a blessing to so many, dear cousin. Rest well. I will miss you.


Rebecca (Wangsgard) Criddle posted on 8/21/17

I'm so sorry for your loss Kirk. While I didn't know Lisa well, I'll always remember your wedding and what a great first impression she made on me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Julieann Benyo Cherry posted on 8/20/17

Lisa loved her students. She worked endlessly to help them to be successful. She also was a true advocate for her fellow teachers. I know she made a difference in many people's life.


Lori Cooper posted on 8/20/17

I'm so saddened by this news. RIH, Lisa, and thanks, always, for all of the support you gave to me.


Joyce Satterfield posted on 8/20/17

My big sister. She taught me many things. One was to never stop learning new things. I will carry my memories with me until we meet again sweet sister.