"She was a dauntless, cross-bow-wielding combatant in the medieval battles staged by her Sierra Vista Barony as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. And she was ferocious in her war with cancer, the only fight she couldn't win," writes Matas.
"We dragged her off to war," said Carol Lewis, who introduced Christensen to the Society for Creative Anachronism. "She was a Viking at heart, so she took on a Viking persona. We put a crossbow in her hands and armor on her, and life has never been the same."