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RLWirtz (#47834124)
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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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Steve Stobaugh
I would like your permission to use the photo you took of Ruth for my family tree. Ruth is my aunt Thanks.
Added by Steve Stobaugh on Sep 15, 2016 7:24 PM
Jeffrey Watson

I am trying to link my Uncle Nolan Watson to his parents memorials 158722263 and 163803833.
It looks like the change is pending and I am not sure if you have to approve it. I would gladly take over maintenance for this memorial. I thank you for the headstone photo!
Jeffrey Watson
Added by Jeffrey Watson on Jun 24, 2016 1:01 PM
Anastasia Heidt
Thank you!
I just wanted to thank you for taking a picture of my son Cyprian Heidt's headstone. I came on here to look for some of my ancestors and found my son.
Added by Anastasia Heidt on Jun 10, 2016 8:40 AM
RE: Nancy Carolyne Roper BURIAN
Ha! I hadn't seen that. I thought it was the flower holder for Glen's marker. Sheesh. I didn't realize that our cousin doesn't have a traditional marker. Thanks so much for the clarification and the new photo!
Added by Eliza on May 30, 2016 1:09 PM
Nancy Carolyne Roper BURIAN
Hi. You have added a photo of a grave marker to the memorial for Nancy Carolyn Roper Burian ( see ). The grave marker in your photo actually is that of Glen Edward Roper and Deleda Adeline Roper - Nancy's parents. Will you please remove your photo from Nancy's memorial, since it does not depict Nancy's grave marker? Thanks!

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Added by Eliza on May 30, 2016 11:06 AM
Vern Stott
Family relative
Thanks for your service.
Added by Vern Stott on May 28, 2016 12:12 PM
Alan Eugene Koch
Samuel Booher
Dear RL,

Thanks so very much for transferring Samuel to our account.

The Booher family is an important part of my wife's ancestry.

Best regards,
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on May 23, 2016 9:18 AM
Brenda Ashford
Sarah Nice
Thanks so much for the transfer. I so appreciate you creating that memorial page so that we could find our family. Have a blessed day!
Added by Brenda Ashford on Dec 28, 2015 6:32 AM
Angels Chattering
Isabel Perry
Thank you so much for the photo taken at Fourth Line United Church Cemetery.
This is sincerely appreciated!!
Added by Angels Chattering on Nov 23, 2015 1:58 PM
Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo- Seal
Brenda Coe Groddidier
R.L, I thank you again for Brenda's transfer of her Memorial are very kind. .....also I love your photo of yourself!! I will be searching the crowds everywhere I go to see if I can meet you someday.....Laugh, but actually it is pretty special photo. Have a great day....I am also retired and my husband and I are enjoying ever day of it!!
Added by Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo-... on Aug 01, 2015 3:52 PM
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