Alissa Marion Lofstrom
2002 - 2021
BORN
2002
DIED
2021
Alissa Marion Lofstrom, (Lissy) was born April 3rd, 2002 and raised in Sequim WA. She was 19.

Alissa was a child of nature. Her happiest times were out in the wild, in the water, on the sea, amidst the plants and in the trees. Alissa embarked on a sojourn that encompassed visiting Stanley Idaho, Zion National Park, Utah, sections of the Grand Canyon, Sedona and on to Tucson, Arizona. There she experienced Cochise's Stronghold, the Chiricahua National Park and finally Saguaro National Park. It was here that Alissa hiked into the back country and explored to her heart's desire. She spent contented warm starry nights alone, made friends with the Park Rangers, drew and played her ukulele. The last sighting of Alissa was her waving goodbye to the passing trail crew. Upon their return a few days later, Alissa was found at the bottom of a beautiful waterfall. She had lost her footing on the slippery rocks, fell, and died instantly. Our hearts are broken, she has left a hole that only her light could fill.

Missing her is her father Kenneth John, her mother Mary Elizabeth, her sister Kayley Elizabeth and twin sister, Eva Arletta. Alissa is survived by her grandmother Arletta Carol Lofstrom, Chicago IL, Aunts Debra (Dan) Watkins, McDonough GA, Karen Traxler, Santa Barbara CA, Linda Lofstrom, Evanston Il, Susan (Randy) Marzolf, Kenosha WI, Jane Dobson Kelowna BC, Anne (Mike) St Clair, Kelowna, BC, and Trish Dobson, of Gibsons, BC.

Alissa spent her first school years at Five Acre School where her love for nature, music and art were nurtured and where teacher relationships taught her openness and honesty towards adults. Sequim High School found her giving 4 years as an ASB Officer, was a founding member of "No Planet B", participated for 4 years as a member of Interact Club, she was a Habitat for Humanity Intern, a Sequim City Arts Liaison, was in the Honors Society for 4 years, played Varsity Volleyball, was a Knowledge Bowl Team Member, a STEM Club member, Dungeness River Audubon Center Student Board Member and provided 400 hours of community service.

With numerous scholarships under her belt, Alissa made her way to the University of Hawaii, Manoa Marine Biology Program. Alissa's college experience was spent inside, taking remote classes. Unable to explore the ocean, Alissa decided to return to Sequim where she worked happily with plants at Sunny Farms Nursery. She moved into a house with roommates, saved her money, bought a Subaru and headed to the Southwest for her lifetime adventure.

Alissa shared with one of her best friends that she envisioned a service with colorful-only attire, good food, music, stories and art making. Her Celebration of Life will be held at Oct 16th, at 687 Woodcock Road, Sequim. The ceremony will start at 2pm, the gate opens at 1:00pm. A celebratory feast will be provided, with opportunity to share memories and stories and create art in her honor of her spirit. Masks are required inside the tent. Further, the Alissa Lofstrom Scholarship will be created in her name.
Published by Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 10, 2021.
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Devotion to team, positive energy, strong effort flowed in her veins, and Alissa impacted people with these attributes. It was an honor to get to know Alissa during the middle school sports seasons. Although we moved for high school, we kept up on her many achievements and have no doubt that there was a fully rewarding and blessed life ahead for Alissa. She will be missed by many! Our family extends our open and soft hearts to the Lofstrom family, as we cannot possibly comprehend the totality of your loss of Alissa. We have prayed for you all. Please accept our warm sympathies.
MacMurchie family
Friend
November 26, 2021
I am so very sorry for the lost of this beautiful soul and the deep heartache of her passing that will be in all your hearts evermore. From what I read in this loving obituary, she was following her bliss. So few people do. I can not imagine what you must feel. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Shawnra Cash
November 18, 2021
May the memory of your beloved daughter greet you in the morning and send you off at night May love never be a burden to weigh your soul for it is only our imperfections by which we know the treasure we have lost. Bless her memory.
Brian and Marie Grad
October 26, 2021
Vince, rita & Alena Adragna
October 20, 2021
We are greatly shocked and saddened by the lost of Alissa. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Ken, Megg and Fiona Feighner
October 18, 2021
Love and warm hugs to all of you.
Patty Carlin
Friend
October 16, 2021
The New Moon Craft Tavern
October 16, 2021
Jim & Cathi Nye
October 15, 2021
To her spirit of adventure and wonder of the natural world
Jim & Cathi Nye
October 15, 2021
I am sending you all the love I can. No words can express it but I am sending you lots of love at this time. This is truly a celebration of a beautiful life. Take care.
Lara Starcevich
October 13, 2021
Michelle Leker & Family
October 12, 2021
Barbara Rodriguez
October 12, 2021
What an amazing and wonderful young woman. She always had a smile and a zest for life! I would say Rest in Peace but I know that she will always be active in my memory, doing all kinds of fun things and I can't imagine her just resting....
Jim Heintz
School
October 12, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear this news and for your loss. Alissa was a positive, kind and respectful student every day she was in my class. She never failed to make my day better. The world is now missing a brilliant star.
Jeff Stroh
School
October 12, 2021
Linda Lofstrom
October 12, 2021
We are so sorry to hear this news. Alissa was a true nature lover and our community benefited from her passion and commitment. We were so hoping her college experience would be able to match her dreams. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.
Feiro Marine Life Center
School
October 10, 2021
Every encounter I had with Alissa was nothing short of delightful. She truly brightened any space she occupied. The world has lost a shining star. Even in her short life, Alissa made such a positive impact that her light will surely remain and she will never be forgotten. I´m holding you all close to my heart. I have also lost a child - if there´s ANYTHING I can do to help - day or night - 24/7 - please call on me. I am here for you. Lots of love ~ Mitzi
Mitzi Sanders
October 9, 2021
We are thinking about Alissa-a beautiful girl who would light up a room! I have a memory of chatting with her in our living room about creative endeavors! My girls send their condolences. Comfort to all of you.
The Dietzman Family
School
October 9, 2021
I remember Alissa and Eva as young girls at 5 Acres with my own daughters. I have good memories of this charming young lady and she proved to be most capable in her adolescent years as you can see from the obituary. Mary and Ken are community members of great value to the Sequim and Clallam County. I was deeply saddened to learn of Alissas accidental death and it is terrible for a parent to lose a child at any age but certainly so early. I believe Alissa had a very successful future and we have lost one of the best young ladies Sequim has sent forth to the world. Is a loss for all of us but especially the family. Eva sorry for you loss especially as she was a twin. You are also an amazing young lady and I wish you and your family brighter days in future. Take the time you need to recover and stay strong.
Jeffery Chen
Family
October 9, 2021
Our hearts are breaking for your loss. Lifting you all in prayer and wrapping our arms around you.
Dr. D. and husband
School
October 9, 2021
Linda De Ivernois
October 9, 2021
Love, the Lorentzen family
October 9, 2021
My heart is heavy for you as you mourn the tragic loss of your Alissa. Please know that you and the family are in my fervent thoughts and prayers as you try to navigate through the stages of grief.
Maureen Boyd
Friend
October 9, 2021
Ken, Mary, Kayley, and Eva, I am so sorry. Alissa would, of course, want colorful clothing, music , art making and a feast at her Celebration of Life. She would want everyone to sing, "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold...". She would want you to know - that in the deepest grief - her beloved family - is surrounded by friends who care and can hold space for you - I - and so many others - are holding space for you. The grieving candle in our home will be lit. Sacred winds. Love and light.
Karla Richardson
Friend
October 9, 2021
Sending you love and peace.
Laurel Herrera
Family
October 9, 2021
My goes out to you and your family.
Craig Robinson
October 9, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Alissa. We have sweet memories of her as a young and lively girl. Our hearts ache for your family .
Sharon and Mike Garner
Friend
October 9, 2021
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