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Cemeteries are such unique places. I enjoy the beauty of sculptures, mausoleums and various items around the interred. The statuary, the iconic images, representative symbols, old rod iron fencing; it is all fascinating. From the most elaborate statue to the simply inscribed piece of wood.|
There is so much mystery in a cemetery. Stories that are told and stories to wonder about.
I have been to cemeteries in at least 30 states including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada, New Zealand, Costa Rica, South Georgia Islands, Falkland Islands and Argentina.
I am a 4th generation San Franciscan and lived in Marin County for over 30 years.
I enjoy taking photographs of the surroundings and capturing the beauty of the burial plot. I do my best to capture the entire tombstone in as pretty a shot as I can manage.
I spend a great deal of time in cemeteries (physically and virtually.) I photograph and document a select number of cemeteries in the counties of Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino.
For the most part, I only create memorials from obituaries that I have photographed or intend to photograph. This allows me to concentrate my time with cemeteries I am familiar with. I continually watch for seasonal changes or offerings to capture a better representation of the marker and view.
I have finished photographing the following cemeteries in rural West Marin, Olema, Bolinas, Tomales Presbyterian and Tomales Catholic. Have photographed most of Fernwood, Little Lake and Willits. I am continually working on the histories.
Have documented the local Miwok burial ground, Marshall Cemetery in it's entirety.
I traveled to Antarctica in 2009 and visited Grytviken Island, where Ernest Shackleton is interred. Stop by and leave a virtual flower for one of the mariners.
I welcome and appreciate edit requests and usually fulfill them within a couple days.
I don't have my email listed, so please chose a random memorial "edit request" for a more personal note.
Photographers own copyright
Ask permission to use my photos
Please advise me that you are posting my photos to your Ancestry family tree. I am very happy to share (or provide full sized original) but let me know.
Credit my photographs as follows
Colletta member #47089656 at Find-a-grave
Thank you very much!
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|joyce harris||Dorothy Taft Rupe|
Colleta, I have been researching Dorothy's marriage to a relative, Thayer Yokum, she is the mother of Glen and Donald Yokum, I am happy to have found her on findagrave, thank you very much for the memorial. I believe from census records that by 1930 she and Thayer were divorced as she had married Ernest Rupe and had her two sons with her. I do have a little info on her sons or if you would rather transfer to me I can do biography. Thank you, Joyce Harris
How incredibly thoughtful of you to place a photo on my memorial for Ruby Kershaw. All I can say is you exemplify what this site is all about; discovery, notations and sharing.
With sincerest appreciation,
|Connie Saculla||James Frost|
Thank-you for the wonderful photo, you did great in showing the area he is in!
Appreciate it very much,
Mary Bradbury Porter Goodwin Mock. I transcribed her obit along with the one below it for her husband, William who died the same day. there was a much longer obit. for them both 2 days later in the same newspaper but I haven't transcribed that one.I have also tweeked the inf. some for Mary, William, John T. & Eddie to make it more complete & accurate.
|Cathy Gowdy||edit request|
please email me at email@example.com regarding the Joseph Holmes burial in Fernwood cemetery
|Janet de la Peña||cemetery help|
Thank you so much for offering to help find grave markers and plots! Even if you don't find them, what you do for the rest of us, is very appreciated!!
|sandra a freeman||elmer french #97946550|
Hello Colletta. thank every so much for the
gravestone of Elmer F. French. that is something
i thought i would never see in my life time. your
|Susan Bowman||photo permission|
As you requested in your profile, I'm writing to let you know that with your permission I would like to use your photographs from memorials 88962297, 88961380, 88961760,104232999, 88961854 in my Ancestry family tree which is a private tree. I will add credit to you as the photographer. Thank you very much for the photos of my cousin's tombstones, it is appreciated.
|Tim Wilkinson||Nancy Bahn|
Thank you very much for the gravestone photo. Nice job.
|M. Braun||Shimmin Family|
Thanks so much for the Robert L. Shimmin tombstone photo plus all of the extra information on the family members buried there. Such a great photo! Large enough to be able to read everything on it. That's not always the case.
Added by M. Braun on Oct 14, 2013 6:43 AM
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