AUBURN – Lisa I. Giguere, 52, of 59 Oakland St., Auburn, wife of Ralph Tuttle and a well-known editor for Lewiston Sun-Journal newspapers, died Tuesday morning after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Active in community arts groups, she was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Lewiston, the daughter of Romeo and Carmen Beaulieu Giguere, who survive her.

Ms. Giguere graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Maine, where she majored in liberal arts. She also earned her Masters Degree in New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine.

Following college, she joined the staff of The Lewiston Journal as a general assignment reporter, a job that gave her a lively economic, political and cultural understanding of the Twin Cities.

In the decades since those early years, she held a number of editorial positions at the newspapers. She served as co-editor of The Lewiston Journal, an editor of the new Sunday paper and business editor of Sunday for several years. Most recently, she had been copy editor and page designer for the daily Sun Journal.

Ms. Giguere married Tuttle in June of 1982, and together they traveled widely and shared a deep knowledge and affection for films. Among their travels were journeys to England, the South of France, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Southern California. The couple also attended the annual Montreal World Film Festival for many years.

In addition to watching films, Ms. Giguere also wrote them, providing scripts for a number of industrial and trade films. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Androscoggin Land Trust, for which she created a newsletter, and was a member of the Film Committee for LPL Plus APL, now L/A Arts.

Survivors include her husband of Auburn; her parents of Lewiston; one brother, Paul Giguere and his wife Brenda of San Diego, Calif.; one step son, Jonathan Tuttle and his wife Emily of Minot; two step grandchildren, Jon and Darby Tuttle of Minot; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Another stepson, Stephen Tuttle of Pittsburgh, Pa., predeceased her.

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