In Memoriam – Craig Budge

Craig “TheSniper” Budge 

Craig was a highly valued and respected member of Tatooine since joining 2009, in his heart, he was a Rebel and enjoyed crafting and building Star Wars costumes and props and always willing to help anyone out even if he had never built it.  Craig enjoyed traveling, well before joining RL, having travelled the east coast of Australia and working for many years on the Ski fields of Australia. He was a Baker and at all the major convention, he always brought a cake with some type of Star Wars decoration. Your friends and members of the Star Wars costuming community will miss you buddy!

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In Memorial – Sean Connaughton

May 25, 1973 – January 13, 2013

On January 13, Sean lost his battle with Cancer. He loved the Rebel Legion and will be missed by so many.

Donations in Sean’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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In Memorial – Mike Bailey

It is with a heavy heart that we need to add one more to our Fallen Rebel page.
Mike “ukchewbacca” Bailey of Elstree Base, passed away this past weekend.

Michael joined Elstree in 2010 with his Chewbacca costume and I had the pleasure of meeting him at Legoland 2011. He was a lovely, friendly man with no airs and graces and a pleasure to troop with. He was certainly a hit with the crowds who flocked to see him in his Chewie.  He was a well-liked and respected member of the costuming community in the UK and he will be sorely missed.
– Suzi Stelling (suzijedi), Base Commanding Officer

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In Memorial – Dana Marshall

Dana “DanaWheels” Marshall  – Alpha Base
July 13, 1964 – October 28, 2012
Dana was a long-term member of Alpha Base and of the Rebel Legion.

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In Memorial – Ryan Jones

Ryan “JediAgent” Jones passed away October 19, 2011 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Ryan was an active member in both the Rebel and 501st Legions. His heart always focused on charity, even when tough times affected his own life. He was a brilliantly talented fiddler, as well as Doctor Who costumer. Ryan not only physically resembled the Tenth Doctor, but his heart and soul mimicked the time traveler’s own. Like the Doctor, Ryan touched the lives of hundreds, if only even for a second. He leaves behind a community who will always feel the absence of the bright spark with which he lived his life.

Donations can be made in Ryan’s honor to several charities, including the ASPCA and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“He will always be remembered as someone who could spontaneously make a room fill with happiness.” – RL member George Starkey

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In Memorial – Devin Leyden

Devin “Vladric_Yavin” Leyden – Endor Base

November 11, 1965 – August 8, 2011

Devin was an active member, founder, and former leader of the Sacramento Fan Force. He also served as the first Sacramento Regional Captain for Endor Base. He was very helpful in getting Endor Base involved in events up in Sacramento and his help and enthusiasm  was always greatly appreciated.

We will all miss Devin’s cheerful, friendly and outgoing spirit.

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