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Subject: Lisa Hamblen Jaserie dies at 79, singer and CEO of Hamblen Music Company

Daughter of singer/songwriter Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989)
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Date Posted: Friday, August 11, 03:57:19pm



Lisa Hamblen Jaserie, CEO of Hamblen Music Company, singer/songwriter, Peruvian Paso horse owner, Friends of Hart Park board member, and a former Top 10 recording artist, died at her home in Santa Clarita, CA on Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017, surrounded by members of her family. She was 79. A lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, and well-known throughout the Santa Clarita Valley community, Lisa lost a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, according to her son, Bill Lindsay.

Born Obee Jane Hamblen, January 1, 1938 in Los Angeles to Stuart and Suzy Hamblen, from the early age of six, she was a featured singer on her father's radio shows, "Stuart Hamblen and His Lucky Stars," and "The Cowboy Church of the Air," which aired over the years on most major stations on the west coast, including KFWB, KNX, and KCLA.

Obee, her sister Veeva, and mother Suzy Hamblen, have the distinction of being the first artists to sing and record the world renowned hit song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)", a song written by her father Stuart Hamblen. This song has been recorded by greats such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Mahalia Jackson, and the Cathedrals, with the latest being recorded by The Booth Brothers, https://itun.es/i6dP6KN. Also, Obee and Veeva's recording of "Open Up Your Heart (And Let the Sun Shine In)" reached No. 7 on the Billboard top 100 singles chart in 1955, when both girls were in their late teens. Stuart produced the track and wanted children's voices, so he recorded his daughters singing slowly at 33 rpm, then sped up the playback to 45 rpm for the single release. It was the first time sped-up voices were used in a pop recording, and that in turn was an inspiration for The Chipmunks' sound and run of hits.

Obee graduated from Hollywood High in 1955, and attended UCLA. In 1959 she met and married her first husband, William Walter Lindsay, and adopted the first name of "Lisa". She worked with her parents at the Hamblen Music Company, initially based in Hollywood. The company relocated its headquarters to Santa Clarita in 1974, and in 2008 she became the music company's CEO. Back in May of 1966, Lisa remarried, to Joseph Jaserie. She also raised champion Peruvian Paso horses on her parents' ranch in Santa Clarita, and rode in the Rose Parade for more than 25 years.

As a board member of the nonprofit Friends of Hart Park from 2002-2017, she worked on countless events in support of the Newhall park. "We have lost a Great American lady," said Laurene Weste, Santa Clarita Mayor Pro-Tem and president of Friends of Hart Park. "As we are all saddened by this loss we will remember her as a lady of inspiration and one with a great positive attitude."

She is survived by her sons Bill Lindsay, Tampa, FL and Bob Lindsay, Edmonton, AB, Canada; daughter Kim Jaserie, Santa Clarita, CA; daughters-in-law Michelle Lindsay, Tampa, FL; and Rhea Lynn Jaserie, Las Vegas, NV; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her second husband Joe Jaserie, August 2012 and son Chris Jaserie, October 2016.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in the "Church of the Hills", 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. A reception will follow at approximately 4:00pm at Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in memory of Lisa Hamblen Jaserie to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (https://billygraham.org/checkout/give-honor-memorial.php) or by phone (877) 247-2426 or mail to 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. Contact: Bill Lindsay (813) 545-8133, bill@hamblenmusic.com, Hamblen Music Company, est. 1954 http://www.HamblenMusic.com.

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