Lindsay Elizabeth Erickson
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.