Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 am
Bluemont United Methodist Church
Susan supported us at Sanctuary on the Trail and helped in various ways from her kind words, professional editing to helping us help veterans and children. Susan was the first person to introduce us to the Loudoun County community and first to immediately embrace our Native American Church and way of life.
Miss You Already Susan !!!
SUSAN FREIS FALKNOR - Editor, local historian, and activist -- died at her home in Bluemont, Virginia this Easter, April 16.
A professional editor and researcher, Susan specialized in putting complex matters into plain words through her business Plain Words Copywriter.
She drew on her substantial experience in nonprofit think tanks (such as the Urban Institute and theAmerican Enterprise Institute), as well as for-profit information companies.
Susan was president of Friends of Bluemont and had shepherded the restoration of that town’s Snickersville Academy, Bluemont’s first school and church.
In the policy arena, Susan was co-publisher of the conservative blog Blue Ridge Forum where she wrote most of the book reviews as well as editing all the posts. In the run-up to the last presidential election, she helped organize northwest Virginia working people.
Holding degrees in Humanities and English from the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland, Susan was a published poet. Susan’s father Edward D. Freis was a nationally recognized research physician.
Susan is survived by her husband of nearly twenty years, Richard Falknor; by her brother Richard Freis and Catherine Freis of Jackson, Mississippi; by her son David Ezell and Sarah Combs of Maryland; and by her daughter Ama Dunnington and Tim Dunnington of Nashville, and their children Chance and Petra.
Susan was a devout Christian: a member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Leesburg as well as the Bluemont United Methodist Church in whose musical activities she regularly participated.
See You Again Later Susan !!!