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Lindsay Elizabeth Erickson

Born: 
Sunday, October 31, 1976
Died: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Birthplace: 
Bellingham, Washington
Service Information: 
The family will celebrate Lindsay's life on Saturday April 21, 2012, between 2 pm and 4 pm, at the family home, 2119 Lummi Shore Rd Bellingham 98226.

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Lindsay Elizabeth Erickson chose to leave this life. Lindsay was born on October 31, 1976, to Lori A. Erickson & Stanley W. Erickson. She was an only child for 7 years when her sister, Jillian, was born and 10 years older than her brother, Timothy. Lindsay is also survived by her maternal Grandfather & Grandmother, Don & Margaret Lind, her paternal Nana, Joyce Pfeiffer, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In her late teens she began working with her father on the Miss Lindsay, commercial fishing in Prince William Sound out of Valdez, Alaska. Although she quit before the end of the season, she was the only one willing to help her dad bring back the Miss Lindsay from the Aleutian chain. It was during that time she and her father shared some very special moments. Her loyalty to her family and friends was genuine & true.

Lindsay grew up with creativity around her. She worked with her Grandmother, Margaret Lind helping cutting and creating windsocks and spent many hours with her Nana knitting and crafting. Her Grandpa Warner taught her to roller skate and they spent hours together as she skated down Iron St. with her hair blowing in the wind. Recently Lindsay started skating again with her Aunt Sharon and two cousins. She loved to skate!

In the fall of 1997 the Erickson Family lost Stan in a commercial fishing accident in Bellingham Bay. After the loss of her father she went back to school. Lindsay first attended Whatcom Community College to receive her GED and work on her AA. While attending WWC her passion for art became the forefront of her mind.

Local artist, Rebecca Meloy, worked with Lindsay to compile the portfolio that would gain her entrance to Cornish College of the Fine Arts in Seattle. While attending college, Lindsay received numerous merit awards and scholarships for her unique art. She received a Bachelors of Fine Art from Cornish in 2004, and will be remembered for her block prints, sculptures and videography.

Lindsay returned to Bellingham and began her business on eBay where she bought/sold silver jewelry becoming a top seller. Her goal was to attend Cal Arts and become a director.

Sadly, Lindsay took her own life on March 31, 2012. She will be missed by many friends & family members. Those who knew Lindsay will always remember her artistic ability, loyalty & her love for animals. She was a beautiful girl who will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

The family will celebrate Lindsay's life on Saturday April 21, 2012, between 2 pm and 4 pm, at the family home, 2119 Lummi Shore Rd Bellingham 98226.

Guestbook Entries

Submitted by Jeffery Clyde P... on

Love ya Lindsay! You will be greatly missed! Your smile and laughter is forever.

Submitted by Jill on

Remembrance
Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,
but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were all together.
~ Author Unknown

There are many things you taught me,
Many memories we have
The memories will never be forgotten
You will be missed
In times of sorrow
The memories will help.
Your smile and laugh will not be forgotten
Your sisterly love and advice will be remembered and never forgotten
Lindsay I love you! A smile is brought upon my face when I know you are now with Dad.
Love Always and Forever,
Your Sister Jill

Submitted by Bryce on

Lindsay was a special person that made an impression on everyone that knew her. Lindsay had many different sides. I will remember the happy times. I hope her family can find peace in the many good memories they share.

Submitted by Karly on

I have great memories of Lindsay. She could warm a room with her smile ,laughter and kindness. I always thought of her fondly and hope she has found peace. I know she will be greatly missed.

Submitted by Nancy Kennell on

I have countless fond memories of Lindsay. My heart is filled with deep sorrow. Love to you all.

Submitted by Teresa Cunningham on

Lori,

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope in time , you find peace in the good memories you have of Lindsay.
You are my dear friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you.

with much love and sympathy,
Teresa

Submitted by Ginger Kennell on

Lindsay was a longtime childhood friend. We grew up together and I always new her as a smart, creative, and playful soul. My prayers for her family and for her safe journey home.

With love and gratitude,
Ginger

Submitted by Liz Wilkie on

Talking with you today meant a lot. I pray you heal swiflty and the family does as well. We send our love to all of your. Tim, Liz, Jonathan, Adam (Jennifer and Raymond) Love you all.

Submitted by Melissa Oostra on

Lori, Jill, Timmy, I am so deeply sorry. I have so many memories of Lindsay I don't even know where to begin. She was at one time in my life my closest and dearest friend. She was family and a sister to me for many years, we went through a lot together, from making windsocks at Margaret's for what felt like hours on end, to all the fun times at the "trailer in a house". I have been going through old photos and I have found SO many pictures of her, and in every picture she is smiling and I can almost hear her laughing,, she had the greatest laugh!!!! It was contagious! We hadn't spent a lot of time together the past few years, our lives went in different directions, but every time I would see her we would hug and it was like no time had past. She will be truly missed. 'What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning'

Submitted by Stu & Bobbi Heaton on

Words cannot express how we feel. We are deeply sorry for your loss Lori. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Stu & Bobbi Heaton

Submitted by Hilary Hager on

Lindsay was my first friend at Alderwood Elementary when my family moved out to the county. She got me riding horses at the Moreau Equestrian farm across the street from her house. I can still smell the stench of our cowgirl boots! We rode the school bus home together everday - I was the second to last stop, and Lindsay's house was the last. She shocked me when she slipped the headphones on me and let me hear Guns N Roses for the very first time, and shocked me even more with her beautiful soul. Everyone has commented on that laughter of hers - I CAN STILL HEAR IT, AND WILL NEVER FORGET IT! LINDSAY, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I loved you.

Submitted by Hilary Hager on

Lindsay was my first friend at Alderwood Elementary when my family moved out to the county. She got me riding horses at the Moreau Equestrian farm across the street from her house. I can still smell the stench of our cowgirl boots! We rode the school bus home together everday - I was the second to last stop, and Lindsay's house was the last. She shocked me when she slipped the headphones on me and let me hear Guns N Roses for the very first time, and shocked me even more with her beautiful soul. Everyone has commented on that laughter of hers - I CAN STILL HEAR IT, AND WILL NEVER FORGET IT! LINDSAY, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I loved you.

I will remember you Always my Friend,
LIndsay was a beautiful person inside and out. I admired her in so many ways, she was so creative and overflowing with artistic abilities. She had a gift of taking nothing and turning it into something great. Enthusiasm that was contagious, when she was excited about something.
Lindsay and I have been friends for most of my life, since the second grade at Alderwood Elementary School, Mrs. Battens class. I came in the middle of the year, Mrs. Batten introduced me to the class and pronounced my name incorrectly. Lindsay often reminded of that 1st day, by still calling me by that name.
I have dozens of memories with LIndsay. It's funny that Hilary mentioned Guns N Roses, because that stuck out for me too, on our way home on the bus listened to her walk-man, about 5th grade or so. From than on she kept introducing more great music to me.
We had some great road trips ( that girl loved to drive and Loved her cars), we shared a couple of vacations and also just some plain ol' good times that will never be forgotten.
I love you Linze, you will never be forgotten. I will miss you always, but I do hope that you have found your peace. Tam
"Til we meet again my friend"

Submitted by sharin lewis on

Lori.. I am so sorry you have lost your beautiful daughter. Every time I saw her she was so friendly and non- judgemental. I will always treasure the Christmas tree wind sox she made for my whole family. You and your family are in my thoughts. Sharin

Submitted by Renea P. on

I will never forget you Lindsay! You are an amazing person, and will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with your family during this horrible time.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Dear Lori & family,
I was very saddened to hear of Lindsay's passing. I still remember meeting her at my house when the two of you came to look at our camper. She was a beautiful young lady. I am picturing her up in Heaven, with her Daddy, creating wonderful pieces of art! My thought and prayers are with you.

Carolyn Carmichael Kimbrough

Submitted by P.J.G. on

To the family of Lindsay Elizabeth Erickson I am truly sorry for the passing of your loved one, as you grieve may the God who gives comfort to all comfort you and your family in your time of need as spoken of at 2 Corinthians 1:3

Submitted by Leann on

Lori, Jill, Timmy & Family-
I am so sorry to hear about Lindsay. She had such an amazing smile and was so beautiful inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Leann

Submitted by Splendora Papet... on

Oh I am so saddened to hear about Lindsay. I remember when she was in horses as a young girl. We bought her nice Quarter Horse gelding. It always makes me sad to have such a young person leave this earth so early. Such a nice family. Lori, try to be strong...........

Submitted by Bryce on

Thank you!
Our Family, really appreciates all the kindness and love you have shared for Lindsay. Her Celebration of Life was wonderful.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
~Jill~

Submitted by Briar Davis on

Lindsay was my first best friend. This is heartbreaking to hear. I wish I had been able to reconnect with her more recently. I am so sad for your family's loss. She was a very fun person and I have many childhood memories that she is in. I have a lot of great pictures of us from our childhood as well. I hope she rests in peace.

Love, Briar Davis

Submitted by Briar Davis on

So sad, Tammi. I have so many memories from those times. Rest in Peace, Lindsay.

Submitted by francesca f. on

I remember times feeling so excited with Lindsay and amazed by her when she laughed. She made it feel like anything was possible. Along with being one of the best artists, Lindsay was the best print studio tech Cornish ever had. I never noticed Lindsay do anything halfhearted, every act, every emotion was like a force of nature. Lindsay's art is awesome, she could take an idea and turn it around and make something entirely new, something thought-provoking and beautiful. Her craftsmanship was always amazing. Her art and her strong work ethic drew me to her but I found myself loving her when I started hearing her laugh. We made plans, Lindsay was an idea machine and planning was fun. I missed her so much and always knew I was dumb for not trying harder to find her after we lost touch. I missed her so much but I always thought I'd see her again.
She was beautiful, talented, open-minded, fiercely compassionate, wise, hilarious. I was always struck by her immense love for her family, the way she spoke of her care for everyone and when I met Jill and Tim visiting Bellingham from Seattle, I could see their love for her. Our time together was short really but it was so full and I am full of memories of Lindsay that I will always cherish.

Submitted by Lori Erickson on

Francesca,

Your thoughts, feelings and words are so wonderful to hear. I knew I had a special daughter, it is nice to know that others believed in her as well.

Lori Erickson

Submitted by Rebecca Meloy on

Sweet, sweet friend.  Five years later I learn of your passing.  Today I weep.  You were a bright light.  Hugs and peace.

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