Lady Lora Ann Ros of Dragon Rose passed beyond the veil the evening of April 21st. She is survived by her husband Friedrich von Blumenkamp and son Liam Drake.
The SCA found Lora Ann and Friedrich while they were vending at a Ren Faire. She was an honored member of the Barony of Lonely Tower until the family moved to Barony of Forgotten Sea a few years ago.
She enjoyed archery and bardic immensely, receiving a Golden Calon Swan for bardic and a Boga Fyrd in archery. She also enjoyed cooking and costuming, and was fiercely loyal to those she loved (and vocal!).
What she is probably most widely known for was her work with falcons. She once told the story that Friedrich woke her up one night and asked her if she realized that falconry was legal. She went back to sleep, knowing that there were birds in her future. She also worked with raptor recovery and nursed several birds back to health.
A memorial service is being planned by Lady Glenna Geis Garten, in Council Bluffs, IA, but date and other details are not available at this time. Lora Ann is being cremated in garb since she felt most of her happiest times were in the SCA.
UPDATE: The memorial for Donna Brooks (Lora Ann Ros) will be on May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Cutler-Oneill Funeral Home located at 545 Willow Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that you can make a donation to any cancer research fund or to Raptor Recovery Nebraska (http://raptor-dev.umn.edu/about/meet-our-birds/omaha).
Editors note: Thanks to Lady Glenna Geis Garten