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truchasnm (#47143330)
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Bio Photo My name is Antonio. Born in my father's hometown of El Paso, Texas. My childhood was mostly in my stepfather's hometown of Truchas, NM. Later moved back to Mom's hometown of Espaņola, NM where I eventually graduated High School and then left to the Air Force. I've done some traveling, but home is Home. I began actively researching my genealogy around 2001, although it was always an interest since childhood. I've researched other family genealogies too. I frequent cemeteries looking for data. I appreciate the connection felt from seeing the final resting places of family members and connecting others to the same experience. I've come across unidentified graves due to time and erosion. So, in addition to identifiable graves, I've tried to include damaged graves with the slightest of information. I hope anyone with additional information for these graves would please share that information and save these graves from becoming lost graves. It's my ambition to try and preserve the identities of all graves I come across. On memorials I manage, I try to research what I can to not only preserve their identity, but their legacy as well. I also attempt genealogical connections when available, particularly in my own community area.

I have lots of family and friends in the Espaņola Valley, therefore I am in a position to adequately manage and update their memorials per findagrave's "ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I know a few contributors are ambitious with their stats, and that's fine. Grave documentation provides a useful service and I don't see a conflict with transfer requests if it honors findagrave's ultimate goal. I hope that is considered when I make transfer requests for non-family members. Sometimes, it facilitates my ongoing research and reduces my follow up process. Some contributors are wise enough to understand this, Thank You. I enjoy the collaboration process and often share updates I come across. There is only one contributor that I have had an adverse encounter with, and that's one too many. Please work with me, so that I don't feel reluctant about working with you. I'm not a collector, I'm a researcher.

My copyright protected photos are free for viewing and private personal use, but not for dissemenating. Any competent attorney will confirm that they do not fall under "Public Domain". If there is a use for my photo, it is courteous to at least request permission before hijacking and plagerizing the photo. Depending on the project, I may be and have been accomadating. But I absolutely decline permission for paid membership sites like I don't believe in my photos being used to enhance other's profit potential. Thank you to all those who have extended me the courtesy of requesting permission.

I'm as fallable as the next person, so I do welcome any and all corrections and collaborations. I do endeavor to respect the wishes of survivors of the deceased. Basic communication generally resolves many issues. May all our lives be fulfilling before the grave finds us.
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Elizardo Montoya

Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43313676

Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24352030
Added by CCC on Nov 12, 2016 6:51 PM
Leo M. Garcia Transfer
Would you please transfer Leo M Garcia #91361362 to me. He is my father, he has not passed, the wooden marker was made to mark is grave (reserved). I would like to remove the pictures of the marker and update his file.

thank you.

I am Yellowrose1960
Added by Yellowrose1960 on Nov 01, 2016 1:49 PM
Marna Trammell
Virginia S. Wheeless

If you are managing this memorial, can you please transfer it to me?

Virginia was my grandmother!

Thank you!
Added by Marna Trammell on Oct 05, 2016 3:45 PM
Carol Collinsworth Barela
Where did Aldofo Barela serve?
Hi Antonio,

Just wondering if your Adolfo Barela served in Santa Rosa around 1945. Do you happen to know what ship he served on? My email address is

Carol Collinsworth Barela
Added by Carol Collinsworth Barela on Sep 01, 2016 6:37 AM
Rick Melendrez
Rev Flavio Remigio S.J. El Paso, Concordia
Greetings from El Paso, Texas. Back in 2012, you took a picture of the tombstone of Fev. Flavio Remigio, S.J. I have seen the picture and am trying to locate it.
At Concordia there are 28 Jesuits buried in the Society of Jesus, but his tombstone is not there.
Any idea?
Thank you,
Rick Melendrez
Added by Rick Melendrez on Aug 28, 2016 4:02 PM
deanna french
Santa Fe. Co. W.S. Fletcher
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our "old soldiers" May I use the photo that you contributed to the memorial page for Winfield Fletcher, to post on the Vermont

You would receive credit for this.

Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 11, 2016 1:21 PM
Adeline Ortega
Transfer Request
Hi Antonio,
You have done an amazing job documenting so many cemeteries. If possible I would like to request some transfers. My grandmother is Gabrielita Ortega Rael, she is buried in the San Pedro Cemetery in Penasco, NM. Our family would greatly appreciate if I would be able to manage the other graves of some of my other family members in the same cemetery:
My great grandfather Bonifacio Ortega #93986309, my great grandmother Ciprianita Cruz Ortega #93986275,
my uncle Henry B. Ortega #93986230, my grandmother's brothers, Pvt. Valquin Ortega #93986076 and Juanito B. Ortega 93986206.

Thank you for your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Added by Adeline Ortega on Aug 02, 2016 11:50 AM
Rob M
Woodford Dulaney, Jr
Hi Antonio. Are you related to Woodford Dulaney, Jr? I added your info to his memorial and you are welcome to the memorial if he is your family.
Added by Rob M on Jul 16, 2016 2:02 PM
K Sanchez
Re: transfer
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate it.

Added by K Sanchez on Jul 08, 2016 12:43 PM
K Sanchez
Would it be possible to transfer the memorial for Vicenta Ortiz to me? She is my husband's grandmother. Her memorial number is: 57839543

My memorial number is: 47719650.

I recently created the memorials for her parents & several siblings.

Thank you,
Added by K Sanchez on Jul 08, 2016 8:50 AM
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