Lisa Renee Cobb

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Lisa Renee Cobb, 45, of China Spring, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021.

Service Information: Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wortham Bend Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 30, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Lisa was born October 25, 1975 in Denver, Colorado to Roger and Nellie Jean Wurtele. She was reared in Colorado and later in Shreveport, Louisiana where she graduated from high school.

She attended Baylor University, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science. She furthered her education achieving a Masters Degree in Education from Tarleton State University, having elected to pursue a career in education. She taught middle and high school classes as well as holding administrative positions in the Bellmead District, Waco High School and in Covington, Texas.

She joined Harmony Public Schools in 2013 where she has served as a teacher of the Biomedical Pathway and AP Biology, Science Department Head, System Leader for Biology and Curriculum Development, and Mentor of the Texas Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). She was a beloved leader and originated and conducted Science Fairs, Science Olympiads and other special programs and activities to advance the interests of her students. Lisa has been honored as Teacher of the Year and nominated for several other honorary acknowledgements of her contributions to her students and advancements of education in general.

In 1999, she married, Michael (Cy) Cobb, residing in China Spring and had two children, Waylan and Genevieve, now ages 20 and 15.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Michael; her children; her daughter-in-law, Alissa; her granddaughter, Suzie; her sister, Amy Solland; her parents, Roger and Nellie Jean Wurtele; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been created at for the “Lisa Cobb Science Pathway Scholarship Fund” to which memorials may be directed to preserve and advance the interests of students pursuing a medical career and graduating through Harmony Public Schools.

Pallbearers will be Michael Scott, Orhan Avci, Bulent Sadman,Brandon McFarland, Wesley Hughes, and Hunter McBroom.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Dee Dee (Hunter's Mom)

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I pray for your family for strength and faith during this time. Waylan you have always been like another son to me. If you ever need anything, please let me know. Love you!!

  2. Stewart Family (student 10th)

    Condolences to your family! You will be in our prayers.

  3. Chloe Argetsinger

    I am so sorry to hear about y’all’s loss. She was a wonderful woman and teacher all the way around. I was in her class for a short time but she was always someone I talked to. She will always have a place in my heart.

  4. Mrs. Karen D. Brown

    I had the privilege and honor to teach and work with Lisa at Waco High School as fellow teachers and as Instructional Specialists for many years. Lisa was the best of the best of the BEST teachers! She was strong, knowledgeable, loved teaching, loved her students and gave everything she had to her campus, her teachers, and her students. We stayed friends even after I retired and she moved over to Harmony. She was always happily sharing (on Facebook) her students successes and her family events. She so loved her parents, Mike (Ty), Waylan, Genevieve and especially Miss Sue Ellen’s arrival! She was a true friend and I will miss her.

  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss, she was beautiful inside and out. She loved her family before anything. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Mr. Roger and Jeanie and family you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. janie edwards

    I worked with Lisa during the WISD years, I was so impressed with her and her caring attitude towards her students. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many people. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Tom and Drinda Nigbur

    The Nigbur family, Tom, Drinda and Matthew send our condolences, prayers and love to the Wurtele and Cobb families. We have know Lisa since she was born and have watched her grow into a beautiful soul. Her talents were God given and she now rests in the heavenly places He has brought her to.
    Psalm :23 ” Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

  9. Gus and Lupe Rodriguez

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Heaven has gained a precious angel.

  10. Patricia Harlin

    Lisa was an awesome teacher and administrator! Condolences to the family. RIP Lisa. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🌷✝️

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