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Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)
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Bio Photo I've lived all of my life in Reno, Nevada, but my family includes the Becksteads, Dodys, Channings and Reeds of Utah, and the Montgomerys of Maryland/North Carolina.

My two big projects right at the moment are Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, Nevada, and the Masonic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Reno.

I will transfer to anyone and everyone. Whether it's out of guidelines or in bulk; if you can make the memorial(s) better, you are welcome to manage.

There are only six memorials I won't transfer (my grandparents and great-grandparents):

Grandma: Lola June Beckstead
Great-Grandma: Lizzie Channing
Great-Grandpa: David Channing

Grandpa: Francis Wallace Beckstead
Great-Grandma: Myrtle Lorina Beckstead
Great-Grandpa: Ivies LeCompte Beckstead

Please note I am not related to 95% of the memorials I make or leave flowers on. Also feel free to use my photos, there is no need to ask permission or credit me.

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I've always been interested in genealogy and local history. I love reading old newspapers and driving around town with my mom while she tells me what shops used to be what back in the 70's.

It was a combination of this fascination and the events that transpired after my grandma passed away in 2009 that led to me discovering Find A Grave.

There was some animosity within the family after Nan passed away, and as a result she never had an obituary, her ashes haven't been interred with Grandpa, and her name isn't even on their gravestone. I think this is terribly unfair. My Nanny was a wonderful person, and October 22, 2009 marked the end of a rich and fulfilled life that deserved much, much more than what we gave her.

I made her memorial on Find A Grave to make up for what I was too young to do when she passed, and now I have a permanent place to go to reminisce. I figure if she doesn't have a physical grave I can put flowers on, a virtual one is the next best thing.

This sentiment of not letting her be forgotten is what led to my additional contributions to Find A Grave. I've done what I can for Nan, but what about the thousands of other people whose gravestones are now the only sign someone once cared about them? The people who haven't been thought about in 30, 50, or even 100 years?

I feel that everyone deserves to be remembered, and I try to do the best I can on each and every memorial I make. I add obituaries if I can find them, and pack in as much information as possible. I'm on a quest for equal remembrance, and Find A Grave is an excellent tool to get the job done.
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Daisies and Dalmations
Maniford Boggs
Hi Alexandra, Are you a relative of Maniford? I was working on this line for my cousin, but he has passed. I would like to have someone with a blood connection or more info take off the maintenance for Maniford. Would you like to do that?
Added by Daisies and Dalmations on Jun 24, 2014 6:08 PM
EM
Jean Margaret Pettit Pratt
Jean Pratt 127783310

Alexandra,

You have linked Jean Pratt as a child of Jessie Gallarno Pettit 47528243.

Jessie Gallarno is not her mother. Jessie married her 3rd husband Clyde Pettit after 1932. They did not have children. Jessie was the mother of one child.

In 1930 Jessie Gallarno was living in Okanogan, Okanogan, Washington with her 13 year old son, George Plews. Jessie's second husband's surname was Overmeyer. I do not have his first name. Jessie was a widow at this time.

I found Jean Margaret Pettit Pratt on the 1930 census living in Everett, Snohomish, Washington.

Here is the household.
John W Pettit 44
Jessie M Pettit 35
James A Pettit 18
Jean M Pettit 14
John D Pettit 12
Emma R Pettit 6
Alexander M Pettit 2

Clearly, Jean Margaret Pettit is not Jessie Gallarno's child. Please remove the relationship link.

Thank you so much,
EM


Added by EM on Jun 22, 2014 8:48 PM
EM
Jean Margaret Pettit Pratt
Alexandra,

Are you related to Jean Pratt?

EM
Added by EM on Jun 19, 2014 10:53 PM
Simmons Family
Chenoweth
Thank you so much for the headstone photo's of Betty and Jim Chenoweth. I am happy to have them on their memorials. Thanks for all the help.
Simmons Family
Added by Simmons Family on Jun 11, 2014 5:56 PM
Linda
Vigdis Valgardson updates
Hi Alexandra,
thank you for the updates for their record which are now updated!

Appreciate all that you are continuing to do!

- Linda
Added by Linda on Jun 08, 2014 7:55 AM
Rebecca Evans
Guinan
Any chance you are related to your Guinan memorial 111604113? If so, I am your cousin and have family history and a DNA test. :) Please feel free to reply here or at rebeccanoelleevans@gmail.com
Added by Rebecca Evans on May 16, 2014 2:30 AM
Robert Engkvist
My parents, Hugo and Millie Engkvist
Thank you so much for adding my parents to your website. My mom will have been gone 8 years this Saturday. I did a google search for my mom today like I've done so many times in the past. But today, I found this site with photos of both my parent's markers. It means a lot to me since I live far away and can't visit them very often.
Added by Robert Engkvist on May 15, 2014 2:16 PM
florida boy 64
Thank You
I want to say thank you for leaving a flower for my friend Cynthia Gillig Stone 75864427 her stage name was Echo Valley to know her was to love her. Only months before she died she fought off cancer only to die in a car accident. When you can please visit my friend Gina 111590436 she was killed in an accident Terri 118328640 I saw only days before she died Connie 101854215 race driver Dan Wheldon 78554652 in the same row a few graves over Dr. Elizabeth Koscho 43197968 and Rita Bane 70670785 thank you :)
Added by florida boy 64 on Apr 28, 2014 12:44 PM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
Additions to Kate Rue Isenhour Johnson Family
Thank you for all of the additions to the Kate Rue Isenhour Johnson family, with photos, bios, etc.

Much appreciated.

Charles
Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Apr 27, 2014 8:28 PM
Nathan Haines
Jacob E. Gooding
Thanks Alexandra,
You are too wonderful for words! :-]
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Apr 22, 2014 7:28 PM
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