Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Family Finder (#47815677)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 19 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Update, December 14, 2014:
My life forever changed October 30, 2014 when my Mimi passed away. She was my world. She often times asked me, "What would I do without you?" and I always turned the question around and asked what I would ever do without her. I knew she wouldn't live forever, obviously... but she never prepared me for the reality of a day when she wouldn't be here.
Cypress View conducted her services and she is buried at Greenwood. Visiting both Cypress View and Greenwood just isn't the same as before. Maybe it will get back to the way it was, but for now I'm still around, and still happy to help with photos and research -- just not as eager as before.


Hello =)

My name is Shayna, I am 28 years old, and I am a San Diego native. I work for the County full time, but spend spare time with my grandpa, husband and pets (6 dogs & 2 cats). Some hobbies and things I like include: podcasts, perfectly-groomed eyebrows, tattoos, and 50s-era fashion.

My heritage is mostly German, but I also have a little bit of English and Welsh. Direct names include Oxley, Croft, Love, Shaneyfelt/Shanyfelt, and Mehlkop/Mehlkopf. There are many many names beyond that.

I am fascinated by many aspects of death -- not in a weird morbid way, but in improving the death experience (not surrounded by beeping machines in a hospital), seeing alternatives in the local funeral industry (can we get a green burial space in San Diego?), empowering individuals to know what is and isn't law (you don't HAVE to embalm grandma), and encouraging discussion about all of the above. We're all going to die -- why not educate and empower ourselves to be extra specific in our advanced directives? While we're alive and well, let's get it done. And for the sake of future findagrave volunteers, can we all promise to arrange for the engraving of our death date on our marker/plaque/headstone? The number of times I've come across a marker with no death date because the person had no next-of-kin to make sure it was taken care of...

Photos & Photo Requests
Yes, you may use the photo(s) I took.

I have added many many memorials at Cypress View Mausoleum and already have photos for most of those memorials. I am slowly adding photos to the memorials I manage (4,000+ photos on my computer) so hang in there with me. If you plan on requesting a photo on a memorial, it is likely that I already have the photo if I manage the memorial and I will upload it ASAP.

Transferring Management
Yes, I understand findagrave has set rules about whether or not one is "worthy" of requesting management, but as far as the memorials I manage, I'm typically more than happy to transfer management even if they're a distant relative, next door neighbor, 12th cousin once removed.. whatever. I'm not the "keeper of memorials" -- that's not my purpose for having added them in the first place.

Contacting Me
If you have additional information or would like to edit information on a memorial I manage, please use the "Suggest a Correction" function. Otherwise, you're welcome to leave a message on my contributor page or e-mail me --

I am happy to take photos or do additional research -- just send an email and let me know what you need!
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 5,553 Memorials Added
 • 5,507 Memorials Managed
 • 38 Memorials/Week
 • 2,604 Photos
 • 9 Photo Requests
 • 805 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 14 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 4 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Chris & Candy L..., David Roth, Gennaphyr, Linda Claxton
Messages left for Family Finder (538)[Leave Message]
Jerry Huffman
Hi Shayna,
Your photos are much appreciated.
Thank you for your time and effort.
Regards, Jerry
Added by Jerry Huffman on Mar 03, 2015 8:14 AM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Fielding at Cypress Lawn Mausoleum
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Feb 27, 2015 7:49 AM
photo for Theodore Dewitz grave
Thank you for the photo! I really appreciate your effort!
Added by aks on Feb 18, 2015 8:51 PM
Jeff Peebles
RE: Lambert
You are very welcome. I'm glad I could help.
Added by Jeff Peebles on Feb 17, 2015 10:44 AM
Kathy Burr
Jacobsen pics
thanks SO much!!!!! :) k
Added by Kathy Burr on Feb 08, 2015 10:03 AM
Jerry Huffman
Vera & Lowell Nurse
Thank you for the photos.
I appreciate your time & effort.

Regards, Jerry
Added by Jerry Huffman on Jan 26, 2015 5:22 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Thanks so much for the photo of Sarah M Collier's marker, I appreciate your time and kindness.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jan 25, 2015 8:48 PM
Clara Woodring Hood
Beautiful work on the Mausoleum marker photo for Clara. Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave!
Added by eanders on Jan 18, 2015 9:29 PM
Richard Van Wagenen
Mrs Mary Ford
Mrs MARY Ford who you have as being buried in Cypreess in San Diego, was born May 1884 in New York City. This come from 1900 census. Mary was younger sister to my paternal grandmother.
Added by Richard Van Wagenen on Jan 18, 2015 8:43 PM
# 65600064 Valencia Biggs
I would like to copy grave marker to my Biggs Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source. Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Jan 18, 2015 6:31 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service