In Memoriam: Giuliana Catarina della Luna

The SCA has lost a vibrant young woman from Ansteorra. Guiliana Catarina della Luna (mka Meghan Siobhan Baxter), age 18, became ill on site at Gulf Wars on Sunday evening and died at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg later in the week.

According to her mother, Branwen le Baxtere (mka Melissa Baxter-Kosub), Seneschal of the Barony of Bjornsborg, Guiliana was born with spina bifida and had undergone 17 surgeries in her young life. But Branwen does not believe her cause of death was related to her medical conditions and reports that her daughter had some form of pneumonia. The family is still awaiting reports from State of Mississippi coroner's office.

At Gulf Wars, those that knew Giuliana said that she lived a full and fulfilling life, and that she was happy to have attended an event, where she was surrounded by family and friends at the end.

"She was becoming a beautiful young woman," Branwen said.

A photo of Giuliana can be found at the Barony of Bjornsborg (Ansteorra) Website.

Anyone who would like to help the family with medical, transport and burial costs can send a check made out to "Melissa Baxter-Kosub" to:

Melissa Baxter-Kosub
c/o The Barony of Bjornsborg
P.O. Box 460838
San Antonio, TX 78246-0838

Requiem in pace, Giuliana. You will be missed by all who knew you, and by those of us who wish we had known you.

Meghan Siobhan Baxter
Guiliana Catarina della Luna
3 July 1987 - 17 March 2006