Lisa was incredibly family-oriented, her daughters said. With 10 grandchildren, she was surrounded by family nearly every waking hour she spent outside of her job at the Altus Air Force Base, they said.
Marissa Aguero is still livid she wasn’t allowed to visit her mother in the hospital. Most of the time, they were still able to communicate via texts and phone calls.
“I think that brought my mom down a lot,” she said. “For all that time, for those six weeks, she never got to see anybody. Sometimes, all you need is somebody to hold your hand and to physically be there to bring your spirits up while you’re sick.”
Maupin expressed similar frustrations, saying he had already cleared a mild case of COVID-19 and wasn’t worried about contracting the virus again.
One day, he drove to Oklahoma City and sat in the parking lot of the Integris hospital, desperately trying to think of any way he could get inside to see his wife.
To this day, Maupin can’t quite put into words his family’s struggle with COVID-19.
“When it hits someone you love, you’ll understand,” he said.
‘His legacy will be his family’