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Lisa Burks (#46590262)
 member for 15 years, 5 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I've been drawn to cemeteries for as long as I can remember, having often played among the old tombstones at Oxbow Lakeside Cemetery while growing up in White Lake, Michigan.

If you would like to leave a flower for my Dad, I'd really appreciate it. Please & thank you! :) December 10, 2013 will be his 29th Angel Day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, he was a wonderful person and parent.

My family genealogy names include Burks, Kerr, Ellison, Fitzgerald, Glazier, Vidlicka, Corley (Curley, Kurlick), Tomorackas and Tiscavitch.

It's taken me a while but I have added a page for my sweet Jackpot, who is one in a long line of beloved furbabies who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

***in late June 2014 I moved back to Michigan to help take care of my Mom. I continue to work remotely on West Coast projects as time allows. ***

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1988, I've explored celebrity graves as a hobby and along the way have been just as moved by the neighboring "civilian" headstones that surround and outnumber them. I have been a member of The Hollywood Underground since March 1998.

I run the GrandViewMemorialPark.info website in order to keep the public informed about the ongoing closure/lawsuit story happening there in Glendale, Calif. The cemetery is expected to re-open in late 2013.

Special thanks goes out to fellow graver Linda Mustion, who has worked tirelessly to record over 6,000 memorials to the Grand View FindAGrave page one by one. I'm also a member of the Grand View Volunteers group which added over 30,000 memorials to Grand View's page in 2010. We continue to fulfill requests and manage/transfer memorials to families seeking information on loved ones there.

Adventures in Grave Hunting is my cemetery-related blog. I haven't updated it in a while but the archives of old stories go back several years. I plan to resume updating it when Grand View gets back on its feet and I complete the book about its history. I have a huge backlog of interesting stories just waiting to be told when I have more free time.

My first contribution to Find A Grave was in August 2000, in honor of my grave hunting buddy Denis Svoboda.

I collect vintage photographs of grave markers and of people posing in cemeteries, wondering about the stories behind the snapshots. I like to match them with Find A Grave memorials that are already online, virtually reuniting loved ones whose pictures somehow ended up for sale here and there. See the evolving results here.

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Messages left for Lisa Burks (257)[Leave Message]
Bernard Johnson
Jack Stephan
Hi Lisa. Nice job with Jack Stephan's memorial. I was at IPC yesterday and got a current photo of his name plate with death date on it, but I can't add it because the 5 photo limit is met. Would you want to remove the one that doesn't have the final date on it so I can add it?

I saw some Burks above the Stephan family. Relatives of yours???
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jan 21, 2016 4:06 PM
LilyPondLane
Grand View Volunteers
Hi Lisa,
I received an email today from Andrea at Grand View Volunteers. Please contact me at my private email to let me know whether this is a spam email or whether I should open it. Her account may have been hacked. Thanks, Lisa.
Blessings,
Lynn
Added by LilyPondLane on Jan 20, 2016 6:35 PM
Love Always, Renee
Christmas Blessings
Wishing for you, a very blessed Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Dec 22, 2015 5:21 PM
Shirley
RE: Grand View, Burbank
Lisa

Gosh, I didn't know I could get message on Find A Grave, so I just noticed your message.

Thank you so much for letting me know the Cemetery is now open. I called them and told them how happy I was to learn that they finally were able to open again.

Again, thank you

Shirley
Added by Shirley on Nov 04, 2015 11:17 AM
Joette Bowman
Bruce Bowman Grandview
Thank you for the photos of the gravesite of our brother at Grandview Memorial Park. your help means a lot,
Added by Joette Bowman on Oct 21, 2015 1:38 PM
tunnelrat22
Thomas P Verdugo
Lisa,thank you for the transfer of Thomas P Verdugo.I happen to know the family personally,that is why I know about him.
Thanks
Added by tunnelrat22 on Jul 08, 2015 9:55 AM
Nancy Burcher Haney Wagner
Photo
# 47485881
Abigail Cross and McDill Cross are my great grand parents. I would love to have a picture of their head stones. If that could be done I would appreciate it very much.
Nancy Burcher Wagner
gmaancy@att.net
Added by Nancy Burcher Haney Wagne... on Mar 19, 2015 9:56 PM
sandlotball
RE: Robert V Faris
A new photo is up.
The stone has aged poorly and is almost completely indecipherable after the cross and his first name.
Added by sandlotball on Oct 16, 2014 10:07 AM
sandlotball
RE: Robert V Faris
That's great that you found him & uploaded it. Sad that it was at a flea market, isn't it ? I wonder if that's his widow and sons. Too bad it's been up for 2 years and still no family have shown up.
You should add the caption of where you found it.
Added by sandlotball on Sep 01, 2014 9:23 AM
ET
RE: Mary Ingham
Da nada. I don't know why, but some people seem to think that duplicates of memorials are a hanging offense. Go figure.
Added by ET on Jul 23, 2014 3:04 PM
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