Lisa Linden Osterheld (21 April 1960 – 15 August 2021) of Vienna, Virginia left a legacy of trailblazing courage and strength. Born in San Francisco and raised in Mt. Shasta, California, Lisa attended the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy shortly after they began accepting women and graduated Class of 1983 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Lisa went on to serve in the USAF from 1983-1991, during which time she met her great love and husband, Curt. Lisa’s sense of adventure and thirst for travel dovetailed well with the life of a pilot, and she joined American Airlines in 1991 and flew Boeing 727s, 737s, and rose to be an International First Officer on the beautiful Boeing 777. Beyond her professional life, Lisa was completely devoted to raising her children, Miranda and Clark, and reveled in sharing her passion for travel and exposing them to enriching experiences. Lisa spent many happy hours at the second home she discovered on Lake Anna, Virginia, as a half-built property. When not piloting 777s, it was Lisa’s favorite spot to relax, pilot her jet ski or boat, and entertain family and friends. Lisa is survived by her husband, Curt, her daughter, Miranda, and her son, Clark.
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