Lisa Kay (Gardner) Archer

It is with great sadness that the Gardner family announces the passing of Lisa Kay Archer, who
died on July 6, 2022 after a long battle of health complications related to her Crohn’s disease.
Lisa was born March 17, 1962 in Fairfield, Iowa to the parents of Mary and Gary Gardner.
Lisa attended Mt. Pleasant High School in Mt. Pleasant Iowa through her Junior year and was
active as a Varsity Cheerleader, and Choir singer. Prior to her Senior year, Lisa moved with her
parents to St. Joseph, MO and she graduated from Central High School in 1980.
Following High School, Lisa was employed by the St. Joseph Credit Bureau as a Customer
Service Representative. In 1982, she was united in marriage to Daniel Archer and resided in St.
Joseph, MO.
Over the years, Lisa lived and worked in several areas around the U.S. with her husband and
pet dogs including, Kansas City, Hawaii, Fairfax, VA, Tucson, and Phoenix areas. Lisa spent
the last 16 years of her working career as a Customer Service Representative with Aetna
Insurance Claims Division in Phoenix, AZ. Over the past 5 years, Lisa spent time as a caregiver
to many elderly in need of daily care within the Leisure World retirement community of Mesa,
When she wasn’t working, Lisa loved to spend time with her pet dogs, watch her favorite movies
and reality shows, and always looked forward to Friday night Bingo games with her Leisure
World friends.
Lisa is survived by her mother Mary Gardner of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Guy Gardner (Tess) of
Duluth, GA and Michael Gardner (Millie) of Dunlap, IL; three nieces and four nephews on the
Gardner side of the family. Lisa is also survived by her Miniature Yorkie, Sophie.
Lisa was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Archer of St. Joseph, MO and her father,
Gary Michael Gardner of Mesa, AZ.
A private family memorial will be held in Mesa, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be directed to the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 West
Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041, or another charitable organization of
your choice in memory of Lisa Kay Archer.