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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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LyndaB
107366499 Ruth Roza
I connected her to first spouse, Andrew Faber
Added by LyndaB on Jul 13, 2016 9:54 AM
Paula Watkins
James Marshall
Our family has always believed that James Marshall (1828-1903) was buried in the Sunnyside Power Plant Cemetery, with no headstone.

You have listed him as being buried in the Sunnyside Valley View Cemetery.

Can you please write back and tell me where you found the record of his burial? Is there a headstone?

Thank you
paulabwatkins@gmail.com
Added by Paula Watkins on Jul 09, 2016 11:25 PM
Desert Angel
Wanda Albright
Thank you for letting me know I created a duplicate. I deleted the later date.
Added by Desert Angel on Jul 07, 2016 1:23 PM
Desert Angel
RE: Jacob Ader
Looked up his name in the National Memorial Cemetery. There is another memorial for him created in 2011. Mine is a duplicate so I will be deleting this. the original number is 72844449 Have Paws will travel maintains this memorial. You can contact this person to put the information in for you. Good luck. Thank you for keeping me straight.

Desert Angel
Added by Desert Angel on Jul 07, 2016 1:12 PM
Desert Angel
RE: Jacob Ader
Thank you will changed the cemetery. Glad she gave you the info. I do not get information on wheather they were veterans.
Added by Desert Angel on Jul 07, 2016 1:03 PM
Khunfah
RE: Thank you!
Hi Alexandra, thank you very much again, and for kindly sponsoring Jean's memorial. Sorry for the slow reply but it's been long hours at work! We don't want to take over Andrew's memorial as he was not my husband's father; we would prefer that Andrew's family have that privilege :-). With warm regards, Fiona
Added by Khunfah on Jul 03, 2016 9:47 AM
Desert Angel
RE: Jacob Ader
Wow Thank you for the info. and you may be right
about him being buried at the Nat. Cem.
Here is a person you can contact to see if he is bruied at Whit Tanks.

Valerie Martinez

Maricopa County Facilities Management

Contract Compliance Inspector

401 W. Jefferson St

Phoenix Az 85003

602-506-7762 (desk)

602-768-2848 (cell)


Added by Desert Angel on Jul 02, 2016 10:22 PM
Desert Angel
RE: Jacob Ader
sorry for no response. I do not have access to the Web as often as I want. I do not have an account on Accestry. am reading your other post now. Thank you.
Added by Desert Angel on Jul 02, 2016 10:06 PM
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
Khunfah
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
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