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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Welcome 2016!!

As you can see I am still in Colorado (currently snowing and in the teens) and still dreaming of Oregon and its waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain.. I am looking forward to a possible trip back to Oregon later this year for at least a week.

I have worked with and enjoyed communicating with a number of great volunteers in both Colorado and Oregon and consider them my friends and FAG family. With that in mind this year has also brought me a few nasty volunteers that I have had to have FAG block from emailing me. Please if you are one of these move on no communication is required and leaves more time for me to help the ones that need and appreciate my help. Also, I don't believe I need help on how to load memorials – after over 50,000 memorials managed I think I have it down.

I enjoy helping people with finding and linking their families – investigating is in my blood. I also enjoy filling photo requests as you can tell by my over 2,500 currently taken. So if you need my help please let me know but please be considerate on the number asked at a time so I can help others who need my help. Also, if I tell you the grave is unmarked or the loved one was never buried at the cemetery, this was only brought to your attention after asking at least two people in the office and checking out the site myself to insure the information is accurate. I find I have a great working relationship with all the cemeteries I currently work with.

Transfers! If the name is Bolejack, Bolerjack, Pomeroy, Campbell, Deboard, Dickey, Hodges, Weddle, Francis, Barrett, Bennett, Boyde, Doyle, Braning, or Robinson – don’t bother asking. Or if I put a flower “ Family” – please don’t ask it just takes time away from what I am currently doing. With that said – I don’t believe in hording other volunteers family members. Sometimes it might take me a few days to answer but I do try and answer as quickly as possible. I also will not transfer when you have a proven history of poor updating and editing memorials skills. I believe that the loved one and their family members deserve someone that is prepared to take care of them.

Outside of FAG I am the proud grandmother of twin granddaughters and three grandsons. And if they don’t keep me busy enough I have two twin nephews and their brother that stop by to spread joy and the occasional cold.
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Karen Judy
Grace Hosick
Thank you very much for taking the time to photograph Grace Hosick's marker. I had hoped it was the Grace Hosick that I was searching for but dates are wrong. I do appreciate you doing it though.
Added by Karen Judy on Jan 14, 2017 12:55 PM
Bertha M John #13465985
Thank you so much for the look up of Bertha's grave site. Appreciate the additional information on who was buried around her. I was hoping to find her mother, Mary A Potter. Bev B
Added by contributor on Jan 12, 2017 5:19 AM
Mary Abbott
Thank you so much, even tho there is no headstone, you still gave me info i needed and didn't have. again, thank you!!

Added by wolflady on Jan 11, 2017 9:56 PM
Bessie Hart
Thank you Val for the wonderful photos. You take such great photos all the time.
Added by Julie on Jan 10, 2017 8:32 PM
James Frederick Morris
Thank you so much for getting these photos so fast. James was an unknown member of my extended family.
Added by Mart on Jan 09, 2017 8:17 PM
Tammy Yorke
Colleen Leifheit
Thank you so much for taking this photo. God Bless you!
Added by Tammy Yorke on Jan 09, 2017 8:01 PM
Stanley descendant
Stanley Photo's
Thank you so much for all your time, effort and kindness in helping those of us to far away to visit. Very appreciated.
Added by Stanley descendant on Jan 09, 2017 7:56 PM
Chad Kendell
RE; Walter & Lela Parks
Thanks for great pictures today. I assumed that Walter was there, but I didn't have dates on him. I'd love his memorial if you don't mind. More importantly, they had two daughters, Lucile and Marie. I don't know who they married nor if they died as infants. Were there any other "Parks" near them?
Added by Chad Kendell on Jan 03, 2017 6:12 PM
John Russell Pierson
Violet Puff
Thanks for the pic!
Added by John Russell Pierson on Jan 03, 2017 11:48 AM
Nancy Vance
Meffley and COTTINGHAM
You are amazing. You got this so quickly. Thank you
Added by Nancy Vance on Jan 02, 2017 5:33 AM
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