Lisa Kristine (Sowton) Daman

Lansing, MI

Saturday, May 30, we lost an extra special family member.  Lisa Kristine Daman (52) was taken from us way too soon.  Lisa is survived by her devoted, loving husband of 27 years, Tim Daman, and her two very caring children, Jason and Abby Daman.  Lisa is also survived by her parents, Richard “Dick” and Maryon Sowton, and her brothers, Tim Sowton (Stephanie) and Todd Sowton (Nicole).  In addition, Lisa is survived by three special nieces:  Camille, Olivia and Nylah.  Also surviving Lisa are her in-laws, Maurice and Sue Daman, her sister-in-law, Kimberly Sheehan (Scot), and nephew, Caleb.  Lisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roland and Opal Jacobson, and her paternal grandparents, Raymond and Virginia Sowton.  In addition to her family members, Lisa’s beloved Golden Retriever (Champ) was so special to her and very much a part of her family.

Lisa was born in Lansing on December 11, 1967.  She attended Sexton High School where she participated in cheerleading and tennis.  After her 1986 Sexton graduation, she went on to college and graduated from Michigan State University in 1991.  Lisa has been employed by APCO for 30+ years, currently as Accounts Payable Manager.

Lisa’s life changed drastically in February when she was diagnosed with cancer.  With her loving family by her side, Lisa bravely fought the disease but sadly lost the battle.

Family always came first for Lisa.  She dedicated her life to her family, never missing any event or activity.  She and her family loved spending time together cooking, playing games, watching movies, and taking trips, especially very special trips to Disney World with extended family.  Lisa also had many close friends with whom she enjoyed spending time.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time a private family funeral service was held.  Interment took place at Deepdale Memorial Gardens.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Guests are invited to bring a memory or photo of Lisa to share with the family.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society or Ele’s Place in Lisa’s name.

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Brian Kayser
June 1, 2020 at 11:12 am

Oh my gosh Tim, what a shock! Kylie told us about this over the weekend. We are so very sad for your loss! I can’t even imagine what you and the kids are going through…

Kirk and Blythe
June 1, 2020 at 11:14 am

Praying for you all as you go through this hard journey of grief. May Gods strength and comfort fill your days, His peace fill your nights. May your hearts be encouraged knowing how very much Lisa was loved and by so many. Hugs to your hearts!

Sharon and Dave Slack
June 1, 2020 at 2:10 pm

How deeply saddened were are for your loss Tim, Jason, Abby and all of your family. Lisa was not only a coworker but a dear friend for so many years. She touched many lives with her caring and love. She was special! Our thought and prayers are with you.

June 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

Tim…thinking of you and the kids at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers coming to your family from ours. Bob and Barb Hammond (cousins in Midland, MI)

Yvonne Smith
June 1, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Tim,Jason,Abby and family, Scot told us of your loss . We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time ..Gene and Yvonne Smith

Janet Lillie
June 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Dear Tim and Family — I am so sorry for your loss. Though I only met Lisa a few times and I could tell she was such a beautiful gem of a person. God truly must have wanted someone very special in heaven. My thoughts are with all of you at this time.

Tina Harma
June 2, 2020 at 2:54 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I lived on the same dorm floor as Lisa and had a fantastic time doing things with her and the other girls on the floor. While we have lost touch since attending MSU together, I am saddened that that radiant lady isn’t with all of you. My prayers are with all of you. God bless you.

Mike Zamiara
June 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Tim, I struggle with the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Know that you have many friends in the community that are here for you, given how you have always been there for so many of us.
Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rachel Michaud
June 2, 2020 at 8:32 pm

Tim, sending our love and prayers to you, your beautiful children and entire family. Lisa was a genuinely kind and loving woman. She leaves the world behind her a better place just for being a part of it during her time. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you will cherish for a lifetime. God bless, Rachel

Bonnie Hemond
June 2, 2020 at 9:10 pm

Lisa was someone so very special to me. She was sunshine in the flesh and she radiated love. She had a great listening ear, always gave great advice and kept me thinking positively. She loved her family so much and spoke about Tim and Abby and Jason all the time. Boy did she love those baseball games! She lived her life with passion and was always looking forward to the next experience. I will miss her deeply especially her wonderful hugs. Love and blessing to you all, Bonnie Hemond (hairstylist)

Deena Adado
June 2, 2020 at 11:35 pm

Abby and family … we are all thinking of you. We are lifting you up into our prayers. May God rest his hand on your mother. Yes
Deena, Stephanie and Cassidy Adado

Keli Bashore
June 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

I’m so very sorry for your loss, Lisa was a very sweet person. Prayers and strength to the entire family.

Mark Stiles
June 3, 2020 at 12:47 pm

On behalf of all of her fellow Sexton Big Reds classmates of 1986, and personally, on behalf of my Stiles family, we wish our deepest sympathies to Tim, Abby and Jason in your time of grieving. Lisa was a very special lady, and we were all blessed to have her kind heart and beautiful smile touch our lives. May God Bless you all.

Victoria Key
June 3, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Our family sends our deepest sympathies to Tim and the rest of the family. Lisa is an amazing woman with a heart of gold. She will forever be in my heart. Willard, Kirk and I will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding.
Love, Victoria Key, Willard and Kirk Walker

Larry Figurski
June 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm

I am so sorry Tim. Lisa and I are keeping you, your wife and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless .

Bill Maier
June 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm

I’m so sorry you and your family have had to say goodbye to your wonderful wife and mother. I always looked forward to her radiant smile and kind words at the hockey rink: the lights were brighter when she was around. We offer our sincere condolences to all of you in this difficult time.

Timothy P. Jackson
June 3, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Sorry for your loss Prayers and Condolences from the Jackson Family
Timothy P Jackson
JW Sexton ’82

June 3, 2020 at 8:27 pm

Sending my heartfelt condolences dear ones. May your beautiful memories bring you solace. Blessings abound to your family.

Dave & Marilyn Nussdorfer
June 3, 2020 at 8:50 pm

Tim, Jason, Abby we are so sorry for you loss. Please know that your family has been in our thoughts and prayers ever since she became ill. Lisa was a special person who brought light to all or lives. She will be missed. May God’s blessings help you through this difficult time.

Dave & Marilyn Nussdorfer
June 3, 2020 at 9:01 pm

Tim, Jason, Abby,
We are sorry for your loss. Please know that your family has been our thoughts & prayers ever since she became ill. Lisa was a special person who brought light to all our lives. She will be missed. May God’s blessings help you through this difficult time.

David Bozzo
June 3, 2020 at 9:41 pm

As everyone I am in shock of Lisa’s passing. Lisa always took care of the baseball teams financial stuff when my Son played on the teams with Jason. Tim and the kids my heart goes out to all of you. You are in my prayers.

Ross Woodstock
June 4, 2020 at 3:44 am

Our prayer is that God’s peace and the sweet memories that you will always hold dear will provide your family comfort and strength.

Ross & Sharen Woodstock

AnnMarie Schneider
June 4, 2020 at 6:44 am

Dear Tim and family, your loss is truly our community’s loss. I am so very sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing. She will live on in many hearts. Prayers of love and support are sent your way.

Sue, Jessica and Chris
June 4, 2020 at 7:53 am

Daman/Sowton family we are heartbroken to learn of Lisa’s passing. We share so many memories of her, from childhood to adulthood. She was a sweet soul with a big heart! May you find peace and comfort in your memories of her. Sending love, prayers and comfort during this time!

~ The Lyons, Reilly’s and Galey Families

Vince Dragonetti
June 4, 2020 at 9:01 am

Tim, Abby, Jason – we are so sad to hear of your loss. A happy person with a great smile for all. We’ve missed seeing her at school events where we all met many years ago it seems. Words add so little but we will pray for her and all of you.

Troy Mariage
June 4, 2020 at 9:52 am

Tim, Jason, and Abby, We are heartbroken for you. We count ourselves as among the many who experienced the joy, passion, sense of belonging, and love that radiated from Lisa. She was our unsung community leader, organizer, motivator and cheerleader. We are thinking of each of you. You will never have to go far to be reminded of how much love was brought into your lives–and our lives.

Troy, Tyler, and Brenden Mariage

Eldon Evans
June 4, 2020 at 10:30 am

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

The Evans Family

Lisa Crumley
June 4, 2020 at 11:16 am

Tim — I am so very sorry. Much love and wishes of comfort to you, your children and Lisa’s family.

Sara Majeske
June 4, 2020 at 1:09 pm

We are all thinking of you and your family. Lisa was such an incredible lady, I am so thankful for the friendship I was able to build with her in the locker room between workouts at the Club. She always had something kind to say, she will be missed. We are praying for you and your family.

Sara & Jacob Majeske

Eric and Lori Hartley
June 5, 2020 at 2:13 am


We are so very sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. May God give you, Abby and Jason comfort and peace at this very difficult time. He is holding you all close and will continue to keep you in his loving arms.

Yvonne Fleener
June 5, 2020 at 10:49 am

Dear Damen Family – I am so sorry to hear this. Lisa was a beautiful person inside and out. I enjoyed the time I spent with her and your family. The love and joy she felt for her family was undeniable. She was a fireball of energy, wit, and happiness. I will be praying for all of you for strength as you walk this journey.

Ronda Bunnell
June 5, 2020 at 11:48 am

Tim and family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Lisa. I know you will cherish all of the loving memories that you have created throughout your lives together. Blessings to your family on behalf of myself and the International Business Center staff at MSU.

Joe and Charlene Comperchio
June 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm

Tim, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. Our condolences to you, Jason and Abby. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa was one of the hockey moms that made me feel so welcomed when coming up to Lansing. I will cherish all those memories. May God’s blessings be with you during this difficult time.

Alexis Akers
June 6, 2020 at 8:38 am

Tim, I am so so incredibly sorry to hear the news about Lisa. Sending my condolences to you, Jason and Abby. I am thinking of you and keeping you all in my thoughts. I hope you are able to find joy in the good times and memories you shared.


David J Frayer
June 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Tim and family, we are so sorry to hear about Lisa’s passing. We hope you are able to find comfort in the thoughts of friends and colleagues who care so deeply about all of you at this difficult time. On behalf of the MSU Broad College of Business and Executive Development Programs, our deepest condolences.

Laura Nelson
June 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Tim and family…my heartfelt condolences to you and your family…may you find joy in your memories and praying God will provide you with peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless, Laura Nelson

Gina Bird and Jasmin Bird
June 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. She was such a caring and compassionate soul. She will be missed greatly. Sending our love.

Melissa Curi
June 8, 2020 at 12:24 pm

My sincere condolences to all of Lisa’s family. I am a dear friend of Maryon Sowton, and for so many years I heard Maryon talk with pride of Lisa’s accomplishments. They had a special bond that cannot be broken. Please take care of yourself, Maryon.

Joe Costello
June 8, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Dick, Maryon, and the boys, my heart goes out to you. Lisa was a beautiful person and I know you were all extremely proud of her. God bless you all.

Michele Jarvis
June 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Maryon and all of your family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Maryon and, although I never met Lisa, she had to be a very special person knowing how special her parents are. The love in your family will take you through this dark time and beyond. All my love and prayers.

Jim and Nickie
June 23, 2020 at 12:11 am

Maroon and Dick. We were in total shock when we heard about Lisa. I so remember the little 3 year old, wanting to play on our ‘savings’ (as she said it); and all the trips to Jacobsons!! Please know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers for always. The shining light has dimmed.

Ann-Marie Anderson
June 14, 2021 at 2:08 am

I was so sad to learn of Lisa’s way too soon passing, last May. Her dedication to family was wonderful. My memories of Lisa were from high school tennis and her bright, enthusiastic and always friendly demeanor – and, her father always taking lots of photos of all of us! She was also an excellent student. All my condolences to Lisa’s entire family, children, parents and extended family. Bless you always.


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