James Henry "Jim" Lind
1946 - 2020
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James "Jim" Henry Lind

Salem - Jim Lind, age 73, of Salem, Oregon, passed away on August 4, 2020 of natural causes in the presence of his beloved wife Lisa.

Born in Oakland, California on December 5, 1946, Jim was raised in Walnut Creek. Jim graduated from the University of California at Davis with a bachelor of arts in fine art. He was married to Lisa Carol Pattison on August 21, 1999.

Born out of a deep love for ethnic crafts and art cultivated during his service in the Peace Corps, Jim returned home from Ethiopia steeped with a desire to share the rich artisanal traditions he learned during his African odyssey. The skilled watercolorist began painting colorful mandalas - the spiritual and ritual symbol which represents the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. A highlight on his spiritual journey was sitting with the Dalai Lama on many occasions with Lisa.

The Linds owned and operated the beads, jewelry, crystals, rocks, and art shop, Crystal Power and Light, in downtown Salem, Oregon since 1987. Jim was also a lapidary instructor at the Salem Senior Center for several years.

His passion for preserving the natural beauty of Oregon led him to serve on the Breitenbush board of directors for a number of years, as well as being active in a watershed group that ultimately helped to preserve Opal Creek.

Jim was an eternal prankster, big personality, spiritual man, animal lover, and icon in Salem. He loved spending time with his extended family. Jim will be deeply missed by his surviving relatives: wife, Lisa Lind and their cats Brother and Sissy, sister Susan Chastain and nephew Dane Kobrehel-Chastain, brother Tom Lind (Karen) and niece Briana Lind VanDenBroeck and family, nephew Raymond Lind, father and mother-in-laws, Bob and Sandie Pattison, sister-in-law Julie Farrell (Mason), nephews Cooper and Henry Farrell, sister-in-law Kimberly Morrison (Michael) and nephews Spencer, Reid and niece Dea Morrison.

The family will be celebrating Jim's life in a private memorial due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hed-fh.com for the Lind family. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the World Wildlife Foundation at https://bit.ly/DontateToWorldWildlifeFund or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at https://www.aspca.org/ways-to-give.

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Published in The Statesman Journal from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 28, 2020
It's taken me a little time to process Jim's Passing. He was a big man in my world, in many ways. Although I haven't seen him or Lisa in a few years, his spirit and character have always kept a space in my heart large enough to accommodate that rolling laugh, his giant smile, gentle energy and worldly inspiration.

I feel truly blessed to have known Jim, he was a solid male role model for me throughout a tumultuous childhood. His art and his love for the wilderness, his positive energy and appreciation of world culture was a much needed baseline for me growing up. As a kid, going to Jim and Lisa’s shop to do some beading or drawing or just hanging out to peruse through the myriad crystals, trade beads, ceremonial accoutrements, sages and Jim’s mandalas was always a calm place of reflection, of inspiration and a place of being held.

I am still benefiting today from Jim and Lisa’s friendship with our family, my knowledge of the most epic crystal clear swimming holes, basalt cathedrals in the side of high altitude mountains, where the lushest mosses and most vibrant mushrooms bloom, where the tenderest fiddleheads sprout and when those green jewel pacific tree frogs start hanging out under the juiciest wild huckleberries.

My mother ultimately gave me the gift of feeling and at times seeing energies surrounding earth, plant and animal dynamic but in many ways, it was Jim’s art that gave me some of my first inspirations on how to express that onto paper and canvas.

Not being able to gather, to see all of you, to be around each other to talk, catch up, meet and forge new friendships and family is really tough for me. This time we’re in of having to take physical space from one another to flatten the curve is completely throwing me out of the loop given this situation. So many of my experiences being with Jim and Lisa have been about gathering, and in doing so having that opportunity to intentionally share that positive energy through personal connection and presence. I hope that some time soon, we have the ability to gather in Jim’s honor, and in Lisa’s too. To know Jim is to know Lisa as they were ever so much each others yin and yang. I’ve always, since I was a little kid looked up to those two as “who I wanna be like when I grow up”, I still do.

From the Catalani’s, Stringham’s, Dugas’ and Bakers To Lisa and the Pattersons and Jim’s family and to all of us friends and community: I love you, I’m thinking of you, and I’m so grateful for having this connection with you. May Jim rest in the Mt. Jefferson wind’s that blow through Boca cave, the cascades of our beloved opal creek and in the earth energy that heats Breitenbush.
Aden Catalani
August 18, 2020
One of the all time good guys. RIP buddy.
August 17, 2020
Will always treasure our wonderful quarry club memories! Mikki, Bob and family
Mikki and Bob Krohn
August 17, 2020
Jim’s laugh was warm and contagious. I can still hear it now. Sending love to Salem.
Pam Constantino
August 16, 2020
My husband and I went into the shop about a year ago. My husband was so impressed with Jim’s knowledge and friendliness. I already knew this as I had been to the shop before and I knew his wife Lisa from Nordstrom. My mom Patty knew them as well.

We just passed the shop a few weeks ago in our car and he saw us and waved. We didn’t know him well but he saw us looking at him and he waved. We were looking to see if the shop was still open. We just passed by again today and saw the flowers.

We are so sorry for the family’s loss as well as the loss to the community.
Christa duToit Brown
August 13, 2020
Jim was a really nice guy. He always remembered my name and always knew exactly what I was trying to tell him about chakras and healing and why I needed certain Crystal's. A 5 min shopping trip would easily turn into over a hour because he was so fascinating to talk to. I will miss visiting with you Jim, I hope you have a wonderful journey. See you on the flip side.
Brenda Watrs
August 12, 2020
"All things are impermanent. They rise and they pass away. Those who are at one with this find true happiness." -- Pali Buddhist saying
Jim was the embodiment of happiness. A bright, shining light, he always made us laugh and smile. He once wrote on a beautiful holiday card he and Lisa sent us: "Always dance in the light." That captures his spirit and the memory that will live on in our hearts. May all his beloved friends and family find comfort in these loving memories. Rest in Peace brother.
~Arlene & Dave
Arlene McKenna
August 11, 2020
You will be sorely missed, Godspeed my friend!
Kerry Elwood
August 10, 2020
A gentle giant with a heart as big as the sea. He and Lisa have been shining lights in our world and their warm smiles and loving kindness always touched my heart with delight.
Namaste dear friend.
Annie and Michael
Annie Thorp
August 10, 2020
My deepest condolences to Jim's family. I am an acquaintance of Jim as the lapidary instructor at the Senior Center and earlier this year when I was looking for a gift in the Crystal Power and Light store. Each time I met him, he was wonderfully helpful, kind, smiled easily, he was interesting and interested! I'm very sorry to hear of his passing.
Julie Steiner
August 10, 2020
So sorry about your loss, Jim was such a treasure for the lapidary club at Center 50+. He will be missed.
Barbara Hopkins
August 10, 2020
I will always remember Jim's open heart, bright smile and loving nature. He was a beautiful person.
Lisa Arana
August 9, 2020
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Lori Beamer
August 8, 2020
His sense of humor was always a pleasure. He will be missed.
Beth taylor
August 8, 2020
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August 6, 2020
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