Mercedes Hisis Lanz

May 13, 2014

By Contributor

Mercedes Hisis, beloved mother, sister and daughter, died unexpectedly on April 29, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Mary, her mother, sisters and brother.

Mercedes was born July 3, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, and was the middle child in a family of six. She immigrated with her parents and family to the United States in 1960.

Mercedes Hisis Lanz

Mercedes Hisis Lanz

While she was challenged all her life with medical issues, she led a full life.

Mercedes joined the Navy right out of high school and was always proud of having served. Her first love was her daughter Mary, followed closely by her family and her faith.

Mercedes enjoyed many hobbies, but art was her avocation and she referred to herself as an artist. She spent many years perfecting her craft and she has left us many pieces to remember her by.

Mercedes loved to help others and spent a lot of time at the Issaquah Senior Center. She was very spiritual and had a personal relationship with God that she exhibited openly. Mercedes was a member of Pine Lake Covenant Church for many years and most recently became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1100 Sixth Ave. S.E., Issaquah, followed by Committal Service at Tahoma National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family online guest book at

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