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Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)
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Bio Photo Howdy hi! While you're here, I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a flower for my grandma, Lola June "Nan" Beckstead. She passed away in 2009, and things just haven't been quite the same since then.

June 25, 2016: It may not look like I'm too active, but I am! I check Find A Grave at least once a day for edits, and right now I'm researching the folks in White Tanks Cemetery, also known as the Maricopa County Indigent Cemetery.

I got into Find A Grave after Nan passed away. There was some animosity within my family, and as a result, she never had an obituary in the paper and she was never interred with Grandpa like she wanted. I felt like everyone was trying to forget my Nanny. A couple years after her passing I made her a memorial on Find A Grave so I could have somewhere to go to remember her, and let everyone know what a great person she was.

After I made her memorial I made one for my grandpa, and my great-grandparents, and eventually I started taking pictures at local cemeteries and making memorials for people I didn't even know. I enjoy the research aspect, but most importantly I don't want anyone to be forgotten, just like I made sure Nan wasn't.

When I'm not out graving I'm an avid crocheter and crazy cat lady, and I'm rather fond of sitting around playing video games instead of getting a haircut and/or a real job. I've also recently taken up fishkeeping.

I spent the first 19 years of my life in Reno, Nevada, but on July 21, 2015 I packed up my 35 pets and moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue a degree in Mortuary Science at Mesa Community College. Unfortunately, we had one casualty during the trip, one of our beloved fancy mice. Minnie Mae will be forever missed!

Most of my ancestors hail from Utah. My family tree includes the following surnames: Beckstead, Butterfield, Channing, Childs, Cowdell, Dody, Haddenham, Jacobsen, Jenkins, Johnson, Reed and Thompson.

I will transfer any of my memorials to anyone that requests them (except of course my grandparents, Francis & Lola Beckstead, and my great-grandparents, Lizzie & David Channing and Ivies & Myrtle Beckstead). Whether it's out of guidelines or in bulk; if you can make the memorial(s) better, you are welcome to manage. Also feel free to use my photos, there is no need to ask permission or credit me.

If you're not a member of Find A Grave but would like me to make corrections to a memorial, feel free to send me an email! Make sure to include either a link to the memorial(s) you want corrected, or the memorial number.

If I haven't responded to your correction/email in 3-4 days, send me a message here or send me another email! Sometimes old-style corrections get lost in the mass of "Edit Processed" emails, or I just flat-out forget (I have a bad habit of reading emails at 3 am, marking them as read, then going to sleep and accidentally forgetting about them, lol).
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Desert Angel
Jacob Ader
Hi Alexandra
You have requested I change the DOD on Jacob. White Tanks Cem. has a history of documenting the burial date instead of the DOD. I have not found any of those problems until around 2013 and beyond. the years prior were always correct. Can you tell me where you got the DOD. I will put this on hold until your reply. Thank you for keeping these memorials correct.
Added by Desert Angel on Jun 29, 2016 12:33 PM
RE: Thank you!
Thank you, Alexandra. Her full name is Jean M. Henderson (1919-1978). Warm regards, Fiona.
Added by Khunfah on Jun 28, 2016 5:43 PM
RE: Thank you!
Dear Alexandra, thank you very much for your nice message. Please do transfer management of the memorial to me; I have asked my husband and he would like this. We are very grateful to you for creating the memorial; without it we might never have found Jean. God bless you!
Added by Khunfah on Jun 27, 2016 11:23 AM
131623235 Ethelyn Nance
I added her obituary and attached son, Clarence Nance
Added by LyndaB on Jun 23, 2016 8:53 AM
Bertha Hollins Dunham
HI, I was wondering if you were related to Bertha or Frank Dunham? I am always trying to hook up with the Dunham family from Pasadena CA. Do let me know. Thanks, Sean
Added by Bunnystheone on Jun 14, 2016 9:43 AM
Rod Meneley
RE: Charles Coval Meneley #107132334
Thank you Alexandra!

Rod Meneley
Added by Rod Meneley on Apr 01, 2016 6:01 PM
G Myers
Merle Duffy
Thank you for,the transfer. Greg
Added by G Myers on Mar 29, 2016 5:48 AM
Nadine Kirby
RE: David Elmer Jones #147262474
You have the correct parents for David Elmer Jones b: 8 Jun 1876, d: 28 Jan 1949.

Nadine Kirby
Added by Nadine Kirby on Mar 27, 2016 9:40 AM
Phyllis (Menna) Berker
RE: Billy & Daniel Berker (110742727 and 110742696)
Thanks Alexandra. You can transfer Billy Sue and Dan's memorials to me - at your convenience. Thanks for your help and for the photos! Phyllis
Added by Phyllis (Menna) Berker on Mar 25, 2016 10:58 PM
kitty henson
A Thank you
Just want to thank you for the work you do on Find A Grave One of them was mine. Thank you.
Added by kitty henson on Mar 24, 2016 9:32 PM
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