Elizabeth Lunde, born September 19, 1984 in Grand Forks, ND to Lynette and Meryl Lunde, passed away Friday June 20, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with a rare form of cancer. Her trying fight lasted five years. Liz, like her father and grandmother, was an artist above all else; a fierce and fearless ball of electric creativity.
Liz lived for her art everyday. She expressed it in how she dressed, how she carried herself, how she dreamed, and what she accomplished.
Liz was a cofounder of the Blue Door Gallery and taught art to children through Hughes Fine Arts programs, as well as the MASH program (through the YMCA). An extensive traveler, Liz has been across the country attending the Rainbow Gathering in the Southwest, visiting friends all over the country, and living in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis. In 2011 she embarked on a spiritual journey to India with her life partner, Blayze. This trip was life altering and magical.
Liz was a rebellious and resourceful environmentalist and activist. She was an avid bike rider (Viscious Cycles Bike Gang) and trekked from Grand Forks to Milwaukee on a vintage steel road bike.
Liz enjoyed dumpster diving and thrift shopping which facilitated her "found object" artwork. She could always make something unique and beautiful out of things most people would discard. She enjoyed socializing with friends at her local coffee shop about astrology, philosophy, and everything in between. Elizabeth was a surreal and magical, yet grounded and logical soul who touched the lives of the many, many friends she has met on her honest journey through this world.
Liz is survived her beloved soul mate, Blayze Zier; her mother, Lynette Lunde; stepfather, Steve Burke; sisters, Kelly (Mike)Kimball and Rachel Lunde; nieces and nephews, Dylan Burke, Kemper, Isabelle, and Lola Kimball.
She was preceded in death by her father, Meryl Lunde; a brother, Brandon Burke; grandfather, Howard Olson and grandmother, Emily Lunde.
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 in University Lutheran Church, 2122 University Avenue,Grand Forks, ND.
Family Greeting: One hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)