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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring photos to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Elmer Chaffee
Hi ..thanks for letting me know Elmer's grave is unmarked. He is a distant cousin and I found out I'm not closely related enough to request a stone. Maybe I"ll post a message in the Chaffee forum and see if I can't dig up a closer relative. Thanks again
Added by KBrownst on Apr 15, 2014 8:37 AM
Ms Martie Martin
Connie Guerrero; 127156460
THANK YOU so much for the LOVELY headstone photo for Connie.
Added by Ms Martie Martin on Apr 11, 2014 8:51 AM
John Suchorski photo
Go for it.
Added by GravesScribe on Apr 08, 2014 3:06 PM
Brott #94878439
Hi Valerie - Sent you an update on Peter Brott, Jr. Help me find his father, Peter, Sr., somewhere in Colorado. Died in 1938 in Denver. How ya been ?? Bill.
Added by bcmlnkne on Apr 03, 2014 3:51 PM
Judy Froehlich
THANK YOU so very much for honoring this memorial with your beautiful photograph.

With my sincere appreciation,
Judy Froehlich
Added by Judy Froehlich on Apr 03, 2014 3:35 PM
Don Wasley
Martha Dolan Memorial pictures
Thank you for taking the time and posting those pictures and providing the grave location information for my Mama, Martha Dolan.

Anna Maria
Added by Don Wasley on Apr 02, 2014 8:22 AM
Carolyn Arntson
RE: Arnold Family @ Portland Memorial
I was SO pleased to be able to help you. Please let me know if there is any other thing I can do to assist at Wilhelms Portland Memorial Mausoleum


Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Mar 31, 2014 9:13 PM
Susan Petersen
Fitzgeralds at Mt Olivet
Thank you for adding the photos of the Fitzgerald graves at Mt. Olivet. I appreciate the work you do as a FindAGrave volunteer!
Added by Susan Petersen on Mar 31, 2014 1:33 PM
Bill Plies
Glenn Photo
Greetings! Not sure I properly thanked you for getting the photo of the Glenn's for me. This is a tad late, but know that I appreciate you and your contribution to the findagrave community! With sincere thanks, Bill
Added by Bill Plies on Mar 27, 2014 9:53 AM
Nancy Ford
Grave Sites
You are listed as finding my mother's baby brother's and her uncle's sites at Mt Olivet Cemetery. I am looking for my great grandfathers and great grandmothers grave site. She died 9/5/1894 and he died 8/21/1905. Can you help me find their gravesites please. I am desperate to find them. Thank you so much.
Added by Nancy Ford on Mar 26, 2014 9:40 PM
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