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VDR (#47292775)
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring memorials to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Toni Mivelaz
Louise F. Pence
Thank you so much for taking a picture of Louise's mausoleum marker for me. I greatly appreciate it. Thanks again. Toni.
Added by Toni Mivelaz on May 04, 2015 1:10 PM
Dane Roaseau
Kleo Roaseau photos
Thank you very much the the great photos you took. My family and I appreciate them.
Thanks!
Dane
Added by Dane Roaseau on May 03, 2015 8:39 PM
Robert Carson
RE: Milne memorial
Hello again Valerie,

I did discover the other Milne stones on Findagrave, and have been adding quite a lot of info to mey tree today. Thanks again,

Robert Carson
Added by Robert Carson on May 03, 2015 12:29 PM
Robert Carson
Milne memorial
Dear VDR,

Thank you so much for taking the lovely photo of the Milne stones in Fairmount Cemetery. I was sent a very poor photo years ago by a relative, and am surprised to see that the top part of the stone has since been replaced, it having previously been smaller and of grey granite.

Robert Carson, Glasgow, Scotland
Added by Robert Carson on May 03, 2015 1:53 AM
Jeff Davis
John and Mabel Turner
Thank you very much for sharing the entombment location of John and Mabel Turner. I have been trying to located the location for several years. Mabel is a first cousin of my Gandmother. I really appreciate you sharing the information and I have updated it on their memorials. Thank you again and enjoy the spring season.
Added by Jeff Davis on May 01, 2015 6:40 PM
BeLinda Davis
RE: Mildred Johnson 1906 - 1909
Thank you VDR, I too found that was not the Mildred I was looking for and found her in Crown HIll Cemetery.

Thank you for your help.
BeLinda
Added by BeLinda Davis on Apr 28, 2015 6:17 PM
s grimm-mullen
Hazel McLaren
Hi,
Thank you very much for the gravestone photos. Also, thank you also for setting up her husband Paul. I wasn't sure if he was with her, so I appreciate that as well.
Thank you again!
Sandi
Added by s grimm-mullen on Apr 28, 2015 10:05 AM
Gloria
Robert and Lillian Parker
Thank you so much for the photos... They are great... I do hope it did not cost you anything to get these photos... Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated...
Added by Gloria on Apr 28, 2015 5:38 AM
Canfield
Canfield Tombstone picture
Thank you for searching for the Canfield tombstone. I'm glad you were able to find his final resting spot even if there is no visible record of where he is actually buried. We are grateful for your effort and a big thank you for your volunteering to take pictures.
God bless....
Donie
Added by Canfield on Apr 28, 2015 1:37 AM
WalksWithAngels
Maggie L Downey
Thank you for providing the location for Maggie.

Robin
Added by WalksWithAngels on Apr 27, 2015 10:07 AM
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