Cynthia de Wickersham

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Resides: Gyldenholt
Status: Deceased
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
Erminois, on a gore sinister gules, a lion rampant Or.
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Baroness Cynthia de Wickersham

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Baroness Cynthia passed away on the morning of June 3rd, 2018.

Cynthia had a rough childhood and escaped into arts and crafts and the joys of medieval recreation. She retired after 20 years working for the County of San Diego as a Supervisor for Health and Human Services. Helping people was always a strong suit. She mentored many people over the years in a variety of settings. She started a lace making guild called Arachne’s Web and enjoyed making glass Viking beads. She enjoyed camping medieval style with friends in the Society for Creative Anachronism and had won many awards and titles for arts and service, including the title “Baroness.” At one camping event in particular she suddenly became very popular when people realized she could make beads in the shape of a woman’s bust or a man’s member. She cackled with joy as she churned those beads out at that event and the waitlist was long to get one. Never married, she had one long term relationship of 12 years and no children but she loved cats and dogs. She immensely enjoyed travel and had been thrilled when she went to England and to Hawaii. There will be an abbreviated Viking style memorial held in Great Western War 2018. (Full obituary [1])


This is hard for me to write since Cynthia was a good friend now passed on. She was one of the most intelligent, talented and skilled persons I have ever met. Watching her do bobbin lace was like watching magic happen in front of your eyes. She entered many non-SCA real world guilds to expand and upgrade her knowledge and bring that back to the SCA. Her passion for teaching her skills to others was demonstrated at nearly every event she attended and at SCA workshops over many, many years. She was stubborn, willful, and full of personality. Socially, she seemed to look at the SCA as being a comedic soap opera of personalities. And she seemed strangely proud that she had never been made a Peer. ~ Eadwynne