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Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I've lived all of my life in Reno, Nevada, and my family tree includes the following surnames:
In Utah: Beckstead, Dody, Channing, Reed, Jenkins, Butterfield, Haddenham, Cowdell and Childs

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

I will transfer to anyone and everyone, unless the memorial in question is one of my relatives (which is unlikely, as I'm not related to 99% of the memorials I make). 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.


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 (although sometimes there just isn't much to go on). I'm on a quest for equal remembrance, and Find A Grave is an excellent tool to get the job done.


If you'd like to leave a flower for my grandma, I'd surely appreciate it :-).
Lola June Beckstead
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Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕

~♡~ A note to say thank you for remembering my daughter's birthday. It means so much to me that Valencia was thought of on her special day, and continue to show your remembrance and support ~♡~

{{{Hugs}}} Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Oct 21, 2014 4:15 PM
Steve Trudgeon
RE: Frank & Audrey Silva #137396489
That's great. Thanks for the photos and here's Frank Silva's memorial. #137556049.

Not sure if the link will work in this message but here it is.

Thanks again

Added by Steve Trudgeon on Oct 21, 2014 9:55 AM
Mark's Mom
Many heart filled thanks !

Thank you so much for filling in the blanks and all the wonderful pictures you take and post, I am so grateful to you. I don't move as quickly as I once did, and have been spending more time researching instead of taking pictures. I love the picture of you and "Paul". I remember watching him on some t.v. dance show years ago he seemed like lots of fun.

With kindest and best regards,
Added by Mark's Mom on Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM
Michele Hild
Thank you
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
I'm so glad I discovered her here.
Best wishes,
Added by Michele Hild on Oct 07, 2014 6:05 PM
Michele Goff
Good morning. Thank you for visiting my mom's memorial page and leaving the lovely token. Blessings to you and yours always, Michele.
Added by Michele Goff on Oct 06, 2014 8:34 AM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
Your visits for my loved ones deeply touch my heart, merely saying thanks couldn't possibly say just how much

Take care,

Valencia's mom

Added by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Sep 26, 2014 5:24 PM
Hestel Hayes
You put a photo on memorial 105355072, it belongs on his sons memorial, would you fix this.
Thanks, Eileen
Added by Eileen on Aug 30, 2014 6:04 AM
Marilynn Smith
RE: Erma Amelia (Hoskins) Sullivan #119101832
Hi, Alexandra,

Yes, that would be wonderful if you could transfer Erma and Leonard to me. I knew them as Aunt Erma and Uncle Sully! Such wonderful people!

I need to go back and see if I can get Alma and her husband Tim (Cornelius Timmons Smith, Jr) and Tim's parents transferred to me, too. Alma and Tim were my paternal grandparents.

Added by Marilynn Smith on Aug 17, 2014 5:36 AM
Glenda Rowland
Alexandra, thank you so much for your help and for all the work you have done. It was quite a shock to see that all of the Liner memorials had been deleted and you had so caringly re-created them. Thank you for transferring them to me as I was not expecting it.
Added by Glenda Rowland on Jul 29, 2014 5:40 PM
george allison
location of grave marker in cemetery
Alexandra.My name is George Allison. I am married to a grand niece of Angelo DeAngeli. WE live in Carson. We have tried twice to locate his grave marker in the Our Mother of Sorrows cemetery without success. With the gracious help of the lady at the cemetery we have located his brother's,in the St. Mark section, and his wife's, in the St. Peter section, but not his. I was hoping you could direct us to the right section where your photo of his headstone was taken. Than you for any assistance.
Added by george allison on Jul 27, 2014 3:01 PM
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