The W4 SOTA Community is heartbroken today with the news that Elizabeth (Liz) Burns, K1LIZ became a silent key early today, 2/26/22. There is no news beyond that. When arrangements are announced, they will be posted. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Ron and Liz’s entire family. Dean ~ K2JB
Thunderstruck. No one in SOTA has a life story like hers. RIP, Liz
Sorry to hear that Liz K1LIZ is now silent key, my condolences to her family.
What a shock! Thanks for the post, Dean.
What a story, indeed; RIP Liz; you’ve been an inspiration.
Condolences to Ron.
Ken K6HPX and Kay KE7BGM
Liz was everyone’s favorite. She went through so much and always with a smile. Ron NR3E has been the husband we should all try to be.
Rotten news. Condolences to her family and friends.
I am stunned at this news, and so saddened. Liz was an inspiration to all of us.
Condolences and prayers to Ron.
Heartfelt condolences to Ron in his extreme loss. Liz was a trooper and a heroine to us in SOTA.
This is so heartbreaking. I only did SSB on my activations to get her in my log.
Ron is in my thoughts and prayers.
Devastating news this morning. It was always a GREAT radio day when I could work Liz. Remembering good times and thinking positive thoughts for Ron.
K1LIZ from KB9JMU 73 and GL
Definitely heartbreaking, will miss Liz immensely. We had such a good
time with her down in Huntsville this past Aug. My condolences to Ronnie
and family. She’ll be on the holiest summit of all, in heaven. Karen
So sad to hear this. Always brought a smile to my face when her and Ronnie showed up on SOTAwatch.
Condolences to the family.
CarL (WB7ULD) Marie (WB7ULF)
Thanks for posting Dean! Such a SAD event for SOTA. She was the sweetest lady to talk with, walk with, and work on the SOTA’s. She was an inspiration to anyone who wanted to do a summit. With all of life’s adversities she did not give in and kept going! Prayers and Condolences to Ron and the family. She will truly be missed! // AB4PP// John Paul
An incredible life story and an inspiration to us all. Glad to see Liz went 3X MG recently: a fitting end. RIP
Fearless woman. She will be missed.
Very sad news, my condolences to her family and friends.
Absolutely devastating news. My sincere condolences to all her family and friends.
I can’t believe this. It was just a few days ago when she activated SOTA for her 3xMG…
Just chased her a few times but I knew of her admirable strength and determination to overcome difficulties and adversity and I truly admired her too.
My condolences to Ron NR3E, family and friends.
There is never an ideal time to receive news like this, but today I received this news while at an ideal location: sitting on summit W4K/EC-074 Stephens Knob listening to another S2S QSO which included the news.
Only Ron, Liz, and I have activated that summit.
Prayers for Ron and their family in the time ahead. I’m sorry I didn’t know her longer and grateful for what she taught me.