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Cheryl Ayres (#46935923)
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Bio Photo PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS USE EDIT FOR EACH MEMORIAL YOU WOULD LIKE A TRANSFER. IF YOU USE THE MESSAGE BOARD I WILL NO LONGER COMPLY WITH YOUR REQUEST. IT IS WAY HARDER TO HUNT THE MEMORIAL YOU WANT TRANSFERRED DOWN.



Grave photos I have taken & any family photos I have shared you have my permission to copy.

**** PLEASE FOLLOW FINDAGRAVE GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFERS. ****
I have been burnt many times by a person here & there requesting 100's of memorials because they are remotely related & they are not directly related. This is why I changed & started following the guidelines for direct descendancy. Do you believe that these people will transfer them to their direct descendants? I don't think so, a direct descendant comes along & sees the memorial transferred to another, they won't even bother to request a transfer for they would think that the person who maintains the memorial is a direct descendant. I had one person tell me a horror story of his request for his father's memorial & was denied by a person who was related but remotely because they shared the same surname & this person was doing a one surname genealogy, this is what I would call hoarding & the same goes for relatives requesting a transfer for distant relatives. By only transferring to their direct descendants what better way can you connect to relatives you didn't know you had. A quote from findagrave guidelines "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. 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 do bend the rules in special circumstances such as infants, relatives that did not marry or had no children or if someone is doing genealogy for a person who is a direct descendant, I also go beyond the 4 generation rule for direct descendancy. I am keeping my memorials in safe keeping until a direct descendant comes along to claim them. I am honoring them by keeping them safe for people who really care about them because they are their ancestor & not just a distant relative. I go way beyond just putting names & dates when creating memorials, I research & give more details then the simple gravestone has by adding maiden names, full birth & death dates, linking family, obituaries,biographies, etc. I too have relatives that I am not a direct descendant of but will gladly transfer them to their descendants when they come along. Please consider my point of view, there is a very good reason why I follow the guidelines. When I have had to decline a transfer I always have responded respectfully to the requester why I declined & my thinking on direct descendancy, they completely understand & commend me for my stand in this matter, of course their are a few who do not & have bullied me into transferring them by mean cruel ways, which is wrong. I respect the rights of others opinions,but you should also respect others points of views. I just wanted to let everyone know why I follow the guidelines. I do hope this gives others to be just a little bit more understanding of why the guidelines were put in place, after all the site originally was suppose to be virtual cemeteries & a source to find burial places for relatives & loved ones & not for maintaining their own family trees. I am a genealogist but do not use this site for my family tree, I have my own personal tree elsewhere where it belongs. I have shared my relatives on this site but as I said before I will transfer them to their descendants. It isn't about hoarding with me, it is about what is the right thing to do.


NOTE: MILITARY SERVICE if requested by immediate family & direct descendants, I will add rank to their name. Civil War Buffs & any other War Buffs please refrain from requesting the rank be added, you are not family & have no personal knowledge of these soldiers. I do not assume to know the wishes of the soldier to add rank to their names, only family have this authority. As a stranger I will however respectfully add it to their bio to honor their service. The only other exception would be career soldiers of which rank will be added to their name.

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Ken Buttry
Elizabeth Skelton
Cheryl, Many thanks for creating the memorial and for the transfer to me. I have added a brief bio tying her to "RED" Skelton.
Added by Ken Buttry on Jul 24, 2015 2:13 PM
Jeanie Emerson
GRAVE LOCATIONS/ PLOTS
SORRY, I SEE HARTSOCH, GLEN WILLIAM #48533146 IS NOT YOURS.

YOU HAVE A COUPLE IN LONGVIEW MEMORIAL PARK --
#149407771 -- HARTSOCH, LELAND THEODORE
#149409262 -- HARTSOCH, GLEN DEVIR

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE GRAVE LOCATION / PLOT # INFORMATION, THANKS, THO, FOR YOUR TIME.


Added by Jeanie Emerson on Jul 23, 2015 5:33 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Edna Grace Rennaker Poulson & Grover Poulson Memorial Transfers
Cheryl,
Thank you for the memorial transfers on
Edna Grace Rennaker Poulson & Grover Poulson.
Thank Wayne and Janet Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Jul 23, 2015 5:24 PM
Jeanie Emerson
grave locations / plots
first of all.... thank you for all your work on this site. I love this site, it has given such much more information about ancestors and extended family than I could have every hoped for.

would I request grave locations/ plots, etc. from you?

I have 2 in Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens:
#48533146 - Hartsoch, Glen William "Bill", Sr.
#101529780 - Hartsoch, Theodore R

I am passing through Longview and Kelso next summer and very much would like to visit the graves of my extended Hartsoch family. I won't have much time, so am hoping for this information to help.
Added by Jeanie Emerson on Jul 23, 2015 5:06 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Rennaker Memorial Transfers
Cheryl,
Thank you very much for the memorial transfers on Sylvester Renneker and Jessie Marie Rennaker Carey.

Thank you Wayne Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Jul 20, 2015 9:54 AM
Nikechele
MInnie Erdmann 132537945
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132537945
Just to make sure I have this correctly, this woman is buried in Longview but her husband Herman is buried in Cowlitz?

thanks!
ekern_michele@hotmail.com
Added by Nikechele on Jul 16, 2015 7:33 AM
Delores (Rinehart)Turner
Minnie Pearl Rinehart Burns
In Richland center cemeter you enter a monument picture for her that does not match, The monument is for Zierfuss. Can you correct this please
Added by Delores (Rinehart)Turner on Jul 13, 2015 7:41 PM
Sherry Hess
Melvina Shumway
Cheryl,

I have updated the memorial, thank you for the information.

Sherry
Added by Sherry Hess on Jul 11, 2015 12:56 PM
Watersprout
Re: Raymond Hart
Thank you, Cheryl. All your hard work at Cowlitz View was what inspired me to make my memorials as complete and accurate as possible and gave me such a boost in the work I am doing out there now. Your efforts have not gone unappreciated, especially by folks like me who have followed in your footsteps. Amy
Added by Watersprout on Jul 11, 2015 12:13 PM
Watersprout
Re: Raymond Hart
Thank you! Amy
Added by Watersprout on Jul 10, 2015 10:52 PM
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