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RLWirtz (#47834124)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I've lived in Eugene, Oregon since I was a child (originally from Superior, Montana).
Currently retired/disabled and photographing gravestones for a hobby and exercise.

Any and all photos that I have posted are for whoever wants them. Please feel free to use them and/or post them however you want. No reference or credit needs to be given me.

Note to other photographers:
Many (if not most) people would love to see their ancestor's gravestones in full and in their setting. When shooting a stone, please take it from a distance enough to capture the stone accordingly. If it's one of those old, tall stones, take two shots; one as described and one close-up of the name and dates.
I have had to add shots to hundreds of memorials that already had shots because the existing one was just a close-up of the name and dates.

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 • 7,853 Memorials Added
 • 7,881 Memorials Managed
 • 65 Memorials/week
 • 15,062 Photos
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Hi Rod, I agree totally with your statement of headstone photos, I have gotten many that can't be read whether from light, angle or distance. I have umbrellas, brushes, and other things to help with the lighting and clean up to make just the right picture. It's a huge disappointment when that happens. Thank you for your contributions. Pat
Added by DayDreamer on Aug 30, 2014 1:31 PM
Elyse Collins Grossaint
Joseph Harlan Collins
Hello. Can you please transfer to me Joseph Harlan Collins page. He is my Grandfather and I was going to create a page for him, when I noticed you have one. Thanks SO much
Added by Elyse Collins Grossaint on Aug 27, 2014 4:31 PM
Mary Barnard
Thank you for the headstone photo of Mary Barnard in Springfield, Oregon!
Added by BP on Aug 25, 2014 11:29 AM
Dawn Lutes
RE: Sherman Buckner
Yes please I would love to manage both...Thank You
Added by Dawn Lutes on Aug 14, 2014 7:27 PM
Linda Davis
Thanks for the photos
Thanks for the photos of the marker on my cousin's grave....Katherine Rachael "Kathy" Brown Goyne. The one I had taken was after her husband's death and before hers. Since I live in FL, I had no way of getting another without someone in the area taking it.

Thanks again.
Added by Linda Davis on Aug 14, 2014 4:50 PM
Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey
Dorothy Louise (Bowers) Stevens
Thank you for all your hard work you put into honoring these memorials & thank you for the transfer too :-)
Added by Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey on Aug 14, 2014 1:48 PM
Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey
Dorothy Stephens
Hello, can you possibly transfer my Aunt Dorothys memorial to me please? Thank you so much. Memorial# 133695709
Added by Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey on Aug 13, 2014 10:34 PM
Nathaniel Berkshire
I just wanted to say thanks for the photo of his headstone!
Added by aylaeh on Aug 09, 2014 8:28 AM
Rebecca Boardman
Mary Sidwell
Thanks for the heads-up on the incorrect burial location for Mary Sidwell, memorial #20152928. Her memorial was transferred to me. I did not request the transfer and I have not done any research on her. It was just as I received it.
Added by Rebecca Boardman on Aug 05, 2014 12:24 PM
Penny Neeson
Grover Smith #110511707
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been trying for years to find where Uncle Curl is buried. His daughter could not remember. I am sending his father and mother memorial numbers through the edit button. But I just wanted to tell personally, thank you so much for putting in Uncle Curl. Deeply grateful Penny Neeson
Added by Penny Neeson on Jul 28, 2014 1:04 PM
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