Lisa was born in Seattle, WA, to Michelle Opel and Lawrence Bolson. She was a gardener, activist, lover of nature and a musician. In the 90’s, she was introduced as “Patty Melt” in the retro-rock band “Clambake”. Lisa loved, supported and was a patron of all genres of music, theater and the arts. She loved to go to concerts and festivals, was giving and had a passion for life. She helped others through their struggles and then needed help herself. A big thanks to all that supported her.
Lisa loved all things vintage, studied Native American culture and helped her mother and sister create “Prudent Penny” and later “With Wild Abandon.” She also worked at “Aladdin’s Antiques” and had a vast knowledge of antiques and music. Lisa moved to Seattle for a while and surrounded herself with loving like-minded friends to work and play with. We were lucky enough to have her move back to Bellingham where she thrived for many years. She has left behind a great deal of friends, both in Seattle and Bellingham.
Lisa was a hard worker and most recently worked for Habitat for Humanity, which was in line with her beliefs of helping others. She also worked with her sister at Aladdin’s Antiques and Records, where her knowledge of antiques, collectibles and music helped immensely. Lisa enjoyed cooking, gardening and being in nature. She liked to be fit and active and commuted to work by bicycle. Lisa was a beautiful free spirit: may her spirit soar free. The life she lived is an inspiration to those who got to know and love her.
She was preceded in death by her uncle Bruce Opel. She is survived by her mother Michelle Opel, sister Lainie Bolson, father figure Dan Crawford, father Larry and stepmom Barb, two stepbrothers: Ian (Sarah), Nigel (Brynne), and nieces Shay, Morgan and Haley. A Memorial Service will take place in February; the date is to be determined.