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Susan Strom, "Lightning Lady"
It is with a heavy heart I pass on the sad news of the passing of another one of our own. Susan Strom, longtime friend and fellow lightning photographer/storm observer from Arizona, lost her battle with cancer on Friday, August 9.
Susan's love for the southwestern Monsoon season, her talented work, her humble demeanor and willingness to help other expeditioners and photographers is well-known in the weather expeditioning community and around the world. She was one of the first lightning photographers I got to know via the Lightning List in the late 1990s.
Her unfading passion for storms and lightning photography was always evident. She was one of the few that not only remained actively observing through the years, but was always a positive presence in online observer communities. I considered her part of my own close family of observer friends, and her loss will leave a void.
Susan's website is located at lightninglady.com where you can still view her collection of work. Phoenix Magazine did a nice article on her in 2010.
|I am deeply saddened by the news of Susan's passing. We have been friends since the mid '80s, but I hadn't seen her in about 10 years. I was planning to visit her in AZ this October. I have such fond memories of her passion for everything - life, photography, kitties, etc. She will be deeply missed. RIP, my friend.|
- Posted by Michelle (Lipowski) Miller from Wilton, CA