Beloved wife, mother, and friend, Lisa Louise Willson Pilling, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah.

Lisa was born in Moab, and after a few moves as a child, her family settled in Wellington, where she would spend the rest of her life. She graduated from Carbon High in 1981 and attended college briefly until her first daughter was born two years later. In 2012, Lisa suffered an illness that left her blind and radically changed her life. She was inspired to go back to school, and after years of hard work, she received her Master’s Degree in Psychology in 2022.

She married the love of her life, Lane Pilling, on August 3, 1991. They were later sealed in the Provo City Center Temple on August 3, 2016. Lisa and Lane would spend the next 32 years together, raising four children and caring for countless pets. While her kids were growing up, she worked various jobs in the area, volunteering in her free time at Wellington Elementary, where her children attended. After they had moved on, she took a position as a teacher’s aide at the school for many years prior to her illness. She loved her time working there and spoke often of how much she enjoyed working with the kids.

After completing her Master’s degree, she did an internship with Four Corners Mental Health. Early 2024, she was called to be a temple worker at the Manti Temple. She was extremely passionate about this calling and successfully completed one training before her health declined.

In her spare time, Lisa loved to read and later loved listening to audio books. Despite saying she wasn’t very creative; she did many crafts and sewed several costumes for her kids over the years. She was involved with scouting and enjoyed leading young people through the steps to earning their badges. She loved spending time with family more than anything and often got together with her parents and siblings to play card games. When her mother became ill, she spent several hours a day taking care of her.

Lisa was always excited to try new things and have new experiences. Anytime she was somewhere new, she would try local foods and explore what fun things the city had to offer. She loved music. She played the flute in high school and often sang or hummed along to the radio while she worked.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Lane Pilling; her children, Crystal Pilling (Robert Baumgardner) Sacramento, CA, Anna Pilling (Stephan Tomek), West Jordan, William Pilling, Lamar, CO, and Dustin Parry, Wellington; her grandson, Rory Pilling, Sacramento, CA; and by her granddaughter, Evelyn Tomek. She is also survived by her siblings, Kirk Willson (Dana Willson), Tina Larsen (Dwayne Larsen), Toni Trolin, and Matt Willson (Jeanie Willson); as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. All will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Louise Willson; and father-in-law, Bill Pilling.

Funeral service, Thursday, June 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m., Wellington 3rd Ward Chapel (Wellington Stake Center), 935 East Main Street in Wellington. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price and on Thursday morning from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Wellington City Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price and Huntington where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Lisa online at