Remembering Tom Lindsey

Thomas Alexander Lindsey

Artist, architect, designer, musician and international sculptor died peacefully in the arms of loved ones Moday, March 13th, 2017 in his home in Anacortes, Washington.  He is survived by his wife, Patty Klamser, son Laird Lindsey, and brother John Lindsey and his wife Katheryn.

Tom always had a very unique and spiritual presence and a Zen approach to living. As Tom neared the end with his loved ones, he never veered away from his spiritual beliefs and practices. He was at peace, harmony and in tranquility with himself, which was felt by all those surrounding him.  This was a gift, among many, that Tom gave us.

When he learned that his cancer treatments were no longer effective, his thoughts and concerns were of Patty, his wife of 25 years. During treatment, Tom never complained as he entered a quiet, spiritual, and focused place where he was truly at peace.  Tom’s grace and compassion was a true inspiration, felt by numerous friends and family who visited him daily. 

Tom’s love of nature, a simpler life, and ability to focus on his music and art made Guemes Island a very special place for him.  In 1972 Tom acquired land on the Island, designed and built a modernist (work of Art) home and art studio.  Ever full of generosity, Tom shared his love of the Island with his family, friends and fellow artists.  He fostered many beautiful longstanding friendships there as well. Tom and Patty moved from Guemes Island to Anacortes in the fall of 2015.

Tom has left a legacy of his art, including: his life’s writings on art and its connections to nature and spirit, numerous drawings, music recordings, and his sculpture both public and private.  The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA will archive Tom’s body of work as a seminal NW regional artist. 

Tom was a ONE-OF-A-KIND unique man. Our world has been enriched by knowing him. Because of his positive attitudes on life and compassionate spirituality, we have all been enriched. Perhaps we will all meet up again, somehow somewhere someplace—playing guitar, singing and yodeling with open arms and radiant smiles.

If you wish to make a donation in Tom’s honor, he requested that gifts be directed toward Lung Cancer Research as well as the Hospice Center in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

There will be a celebration of life to be announced in the spring.

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