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Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)
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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.

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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 (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.

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If you'd like to leave a flower for my grandma, I'd surely appreciate it :-).
Lola June Beckstead
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Debbie Shumaker
Thank You
Thank you so much for visiting my relatives and leaving a token of your visit. It is much appreciated.

Debbie
Added by Debbie Shumaker on Oct 30, 2014 3:52 PM
Oregonite♥∞♥
Thank You
Hello Alexandra~

Just a note to say "Thank You" for your recent visits to the memorials of my Loved Ones. It is so kind of you to leave such sweet and thoughtful "gifts", for which I am greatly appreciative.

Also, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the memorials which you have created to honor the lives of your beloved family members. Your love, care and concern for them is evident by your moving tributes. Thank you for sharing your special memories.

Love & Blessings ♥∞♥Karen Jo
PS~ It's very nice to meet you!
Added by Oregonite♥∞&#... on Oct 29, 2014 3:12 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Flowers
If there is a flower you might want - just ask and I'll see if I have it. Love the photo with Paul Revere!!!!! My age group for music - lol
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Oct 28, 2014 7:01 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Eagle for my Dad
Thanks for the eagle flower on my Dad's memorial:) I love it and I snagged it too!
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Oct 28, 2014 2:11 PM
Traci Clark
Jef, Kelli and Kris
Thank you for remembering my sisters. They are missed greatly and my family greatly appreciates your thoughtfulness.
Added by Traci Clark on Oct 26, 2014 8:54 PM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
Alexandra

~♡~ 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.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137556049

Thanks again

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

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,
Bernice
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,
M
Added by Michele Hild on Oct 07, 2014 6:05 PM
Michele Goff
Visit
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
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