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Joan Wright Romero (#47525669)
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Bio Photo This is my engagement photo taken in November of 2004 and in 2006 I married (for the first time) my husband Steve Romero. We live in Moreno Valley, CA and share our home with our 2 dogs, Max and Maddie and our 2 cats, Roxie and Sadie.

I have been researching my ancestors for over 40 years now. Started out with pen and pencil and wrote letters and more letters to funeral homes, city and county and state clerk's offices, libraries, cemeteries, and more.....did research the old fashioned way using an excel spread sheet. Finally found Family Tree Maker and Find A Grave.

Any photos posted by me of my family belong to me. If you are related and wish to use the photos with your relatives I DO INSIST THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU NOTE THAT I AM THE OWNER OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. Do not claim them as belonging to you. I do the same for any photos on find a grave that may link to my ancestors.

I think Find a Grave is a great resource when doing research, however I believe that if you are related to someone, no matter how far, and the creator of the memorial has no connection to the individual, the memorial should be transferred to the individual who is related. I totally disagree with Find a Grave's policy on this matter. I also really get peeved at individuals who post memorial's and refuse to transfer to a relative. This is not a contest and you don't get a blue ribbon for posting the most memorials. Get a clue people and stop being so selfish!
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Jerilyn Taylor
RE: Photo of Elwin McLeod's Marker
You are very welcome. I just added a photo for a Mae McLeod Barns that was located near the other Mcleods not sure the connection but would be great to get the family links if there is any.
Added by Jerilyn Taylor on Apr 17, 2015 11:42 PM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Gronda's
Good morning Joan,

Regarding your recent request for transfers. Looks like we have made a Family Connection. By way of the Gronda's, in the Roselawn Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

Note: Libbie Caroline Norman mother was {Sarah Catherine (McKimmy) Norman} & she was a Sister to my Gt. Gt. Grandfather Rev. Perry McKimmy.

If your a Gronda relative? Please email me... I'm willing to Transfer some of them... Though, tough to let them all go! :) lol

Now wondering if (we) are 4th cousins etc. ???

Added by Thomas Ladner on Apr 11, 2015 4:38 AM
s schmidt
Wright transfer
Hope I got them all. If not just let me know and they will be gladly transferred. Enjoy
Added by s schmidt on Apr 08, 2015 2:28 PM
s schmidt
Miller transfer
Have transferred him to you. Nice picture. Keep up the great work.
Added by s schmidt on Mar 30, 2015 3:14 AM
RoxAnna Foudray
You are very welcome glad you could use he info.
Added by RoxAnna Foudray on Mar 07, 2015 4:22 PM
Willa Mette
Grice obit and other info.
Social Security Death Index
Name: Olinda Grice
SSN: 385-20-6246
Last Residence: 49684 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Born: 19 Aug 1914
Died: Jan 1985
State/Year issued: Michigan before 1951

Michigan Death, 1971-1996
Name: Olinda Grice
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1914
Death Date: 10 Jan 1985
Gender: Female
Residence: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Place of Death: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan

Public Libraries of Saginaw, Michigan online obituary index
Name: Grice, Olinda
Maiden name: Miller
Birth date: 08/19/1914
Death Date: 1/11/1085
Death Place: Traverse City, MI
Cemetery: Oakwood
Public Libraries of Saginaw, Michigan online City of Saginaw Cemeteries Search
Cemetery -Section-Lot: Oakwood Cemetery; Section 116; Lot 1381; Space N 1/2;
Name: Olinda Grice
Gender: F(emale)
Burial Date: Jan 14, 1985
Date of Death: Jan 11, 1985

Race: W(hite)
Veteran: No
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Marker: Yes
Traverse City Record Eagle
Thursday, January 10, 1985
Section 1, Page 3

Olinda M. Grice
Died January 11, 1985
She was born in Kansas on Aug 19, 1914, and was a member of the Lutheran faith.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs TN (Shirley) Steffer of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Donna Albrandt of Traverse City and Mrs. Gerald (Nancy) Pruess of Hemlock; a son, Ed of Manistee two sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Helen) Snook of Walnut Grove, Calif.m and Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Zientek of Martinez, Calif, four brothers, Dave, Ben and Jake, all of Saginaw and Henry of Sarasota, Fla; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son and four sister.
Funeral services were held this morning at 11 at the W.L Case and Co. Funeral Home of Saginaw, with the Rev. Edward Pankow officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Saginaw.
Sent to me from the Public Computing Center at the Traverse Area District Library
Woman dies of exposure
Traverse City Record Eagle
Thursday, January 14, 1985
Section 1, Page 8

Traverse City - City police today are investigating the death of a woman just outside the Hillview Terrace senior citizen apartment complex.
The woman, identified as Olinda Grice, a resident of the complex, apparently wandered away from her apartment and died of exposure, according to police. Her body was spotted this morning by a passerby on a two-track road between Hillview and Rennie St.
A preliminary invesgiation (investigation) bu Tom Evon of the Traverse City Police Department turned up so signs of foul play.
Grice, clad only in slippers, slacks, a knit shirt and sweater, apparently fell down on the steep hill leading to Rennie Street and could not get up. She apparently had been carrying several other items of clothing. A boxfull of shoes apparently belonging to the woman was found at the top of the hill.
Authorities at Hillview did not release Grice's age, but a police officer on the scene estimated it at 70 to 75.
During their investigation, officers said Grice apparently was not out overnight, She apparently had been dead only a few hours when spotted by a motorist on Boughey Street east of Rennie.
Temperatures this morning were in the single digits.
Sent to me from the Public Computing Center at the Traverse Area District Library

Added by Willa Mette on Mar 03, 2015 5:33 PM
R Hare
Sadie Conklin
Thank you for the info for Sadie. Sorry, I do not have any luck in finding obits, I do not have any. Some of my research comes from actually going to the Hall of Records (in the dungy dark room) and looking at death certificates. I see that a memorial for Rosanna Bow was created by the photographer that took Sadie's photo. Good luck in your search.

Added by R Hare on Feb 24, 2015 7:54 AM
Thomas Ladner
RE: Transfer's
Dear Joan,

I'm more than happy! to have transferred you some Find A Grave memorials.

Wish more would ask... Since, most of my Memorials i'm not related & Attempting to find someone who fit's within the 4 Generation's Rule is nearly impossible.

Experience shows most have busy lives & they don't have the time for this. Seems, most just don't care who Creates or Maintains ones Memorial as long as it's Useful and Complete/Accurate to the Best information as possible.

So! if you have Obituaries for any of my Roselawn 'Find A Grave' memorials? you'd like to enter. Please, let's make each of these the Best they can be.

Thank You! & GOD BLESS.
Ready for Winter to be over... :)
Added by Thomas Ladner on Feb 23, 2015 2:04 AM
R Hare
Frank Conklin
Sorry, no transfer, Frank Conklin father was Charles Conklin, son of Mariah Anderson Conklin. Click on Frank's memorial , then on Charles' memorial. You will see Alice Estella Conklin Ballinger, my husband's great grandmother. If you are related, who are you related to?

Rose Hare
Added by R Hare on Feb 20, 2015 11:04 PM
angela nissen
RE: Nissen Family
The Paul Nissen in our family came from Germany and married to Margaret Rassmussen . Our first generation of Nissen in the United States . This family line is very difficult to find. Been trying to search the Nissen line even thru DNA, I am having a hard time connecting . Sorry I didn't respond sooner .
Added by angela nissen on Dec 14, 2014 10:24 AM
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