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Colleen Sanders Broyles (#46875999)
 member for 8 years, 11 days
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Bio Photo Hi!

A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

Update: Married my best friend, My Ed, Oct 3, 2014 and am now officially a "new" person lol

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!!!!!!!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"The 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 have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial


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Messages left for Colleen Sanders... (1036)[Leave Message]
Patrick O'Brien
Thank you for taking the time to do this. I have been to the O'Brien cemetery before. I am going to say, yes we'll call this Patrick if for no other reason as to say, we have something. If someone else comes up with something different we'll consider theirs also. Curiosity? Is this a broken off stone or a worn down stone? Could you tell?
Thank you again.

Added by M on Nov 24, 2014 1:59 PM
Jean Sorensen
Thank you
Colleen, I appreciate this web site so much and the people who work on it. I have just been reading the information about my grandfather, Henry Clay Shore. Thank you so very much for the information you have written about his life. You have done such a good job.
Added by Jean Sorensen on Nov 22, 2014 9:48 PM
cindi carter
Huldah Wood
Thanks for the time and effort you spent taking the picture.
Added by cindi carter on Nov 21, 2014 6:01 PM
Barbara Caudy Bennett
Hi Colleen thank you so much for the transfer of John Francis Reid. Thank you for all the work you have done Barbara Jane Caudy Bennett.
Added by Barbara Caudy Bennett on Nov 21, 2014 4:19 PM
Gertrude Harris
Thanks so much for your wonderful photos, and the help. :)
Added by DNB on Nov 20, 2014 8:02 PM
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Bob Oakes
Colleen thank you so much for the photo of my cousin's memorial. I appreciate it very much. Have a great day.
Added by Gladys Turner Dinkeloo on Nov 18, 2014 2:04 AM
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by andieno on Nov 17, 2014 9:41 AM
Otto Passwater
Thank you for the transfer
Added by andieno on Nov 17, 2014 9:15 AM
RE: Question about member D & L (#46624708)
Hi Colleen,

I sent you an email to the address you have listed on your profile...

Thank you for replying!

Added by AZEXPLORER on Nov 13, 2014 11:03 AM
Question about member D & L (#46624708)

Have you had trouble contacting member D & L (#46624708)?

I have tried multiple times over the course of the past year and I have gotten nowhere. They do not respond to transfer requests. They do not apply edit updates. They do not link my other relatives.

I just sent Find A Grave administrators a formal complaint and I hope to make some progress.

The member has shut off the message function on their profile, so I suspect they have gotten a LOT of angry messages left by angry members who are not getting any response from them.

I cannot imagine why anyone would want to hold family members hostage. I just don't get it.

Just my luck that the memorials of my relatives are unfortunately managed and held hostage by that person.


Added by AZEXPLORER on Nov 13, 2014 9:51 AM
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