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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Hi!

A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, I was born at 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at Holy Cross Hospital (now Salt Lake Regional Medical Center) in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Raised in the Granger neighborhood of West Valley City, I currently reside in the Liberty Wells neighborhood of Salt Lake City and am a proud Salt Laker.

Family history research led me to discover Find A Grave one day back in August of 2006. I subsequently joined and have greatly enjoyed contributing here since. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help document and memorialize the lives of those who came before me as well as preserve their information for future generations. It is truly a labor of love for me.

When not doing genealogical research, I'm deeply involved in Democratic politics at the local and state levels, serving as a state delegate, county delegate, precinct secretary, and Utah Stonewall Democrats board member. I also enjoy reading, writing (I currently serve as a reporter for Utah Political Capitol and am a contributing writer at and the Deseret News), and listening to '70s and '80s music.

Please let me know of any corrections or additions that need to be made to one of my memorials.

As for transfers, I don't subscribe to the four-generation rule. If I've added a memorial for one of your relatives or friends and you would like to manage it, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you have time, please leave flowers for my grandfather, Brent Curtis; my grandfather, Norm Gibbons; my grandmother, Gae Gibbons; my aunt, Jane Brandenburg; my uncle, Marc Curtis; and my cousin, Clair Harward

Some ancestors had a magic way
Of leaving trails to climb each day
They had a goal and climbed with care
Faith gave them dreams and a home most fair
So from a land across the sea
They came to a land most promised to be
And lived their lives happy and free
They gave us freedom and a heritage great
Anchoring our souls from a cruel fate
Great thrills and joys their stories bring
Of the lives they lived and the songs they sing
God grant that I may useful be
And meet these dear ones in Eternity

- Eunice E.C. Record

My family surnames include:

Curtis, Danielsen, Jensen, Obray, Bickmore, Bradshaw, Carter, Fullmer, Eskelsen, Oldham, Brockway, Gardner, Simonsen, Madsen, Salmon.

Gibbons, Curtis, Asay, Harward, Carpenter, Wilson, Pedrick, Avery, Broadhead, Durfee, Ellsworth, Franklin, Miner, Baxter, McCleve, Meeks.

Family tree:
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Great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-uncles
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pam hall
Huntington Memorials 80573338, 108893758, 108893875
Hi Ryan...
Would you please consider transfering these three memorials of family members to me? They are my great aunt (my grandfather William van Aalst's sister), her husband, and their son.
Much appreciated and thank you...
Added by pam hall on Jul 30, 2016 7:10 PM
Jennifer Merry
Headstone photos
Ryan, thank you once again for all the headstone photos you have taken for me. I really appreciate your time.
Added by Jennifer Merry on Jul 30, 2016 4:41 PM
Blanche Hampton
Thank you for the photos! :)
Added by ForeverRemembered on Jul 30, 2016 4:03 PM
Hugh Zorger

Than you for your quick response on the photo of the Bambie Lin Jennings headstone. It is very much appreciated.

Hugh A Zorger
Added by Hugh Zorger on Jul 29, 2016 9:39 PM
Joan Ebersold
Wallace Haning memorial
Thank you for making the edits to the Wallace T Haning memorial. I inherited my great great grandparents family Bible along with a multitude of picture and documents. The newspaper clipping with the picture of Wallace and other information came from the Bible. My great great grandmother pasted newspaper clippings about family members in the cover pages. Wallace was their nephew.

Thanks again.
Added by Joan Ebersold on Jul 29, 2016 7:08 AM
Linnea Perris
John Wixcey, Sarah Bohling and Ludwig Bohling Memorials
Thank you for going to the cemetery to take photos of their headstones. I am glad that John has one and that you took photos of the area where Sarah and Ludwig Bohling are buried. Your effort and time is truly appreciated.
Linnea Perris
Added by Linnea Perris on Jul 22, 2016 4:57 PM
Dale Gardner Bailey
David Stocks
Thank you Ryan for taking the picture of the grave of David Stocks. Your service is very much appreciated. Best wishes for a great weekend.

Dale G. Bailey
Added by Dale Gardner Bailey on Jul 22, 2016 12:16 PM
Lisa G.
We are related!
Hey after I thanked you for the Bitne headstone I just realized we are related :) Edmond Durfee, Magdalena Pickle, & Enos Curtis are my maternal 4th great-grandparents. I descend through Jabez Durfee & Celestia Curtis. Hi relative.
Added by Lisa G. on Jul 22, 2016 11:06 AM
Lisa G.
Josephine & Chris Bitne
Thank you so much for taking time to photograph their headstone. Josephine is a great-aunt of mine and when I add memorials I always want to be sure they really are in that cemetery and my information is correct. You made that possible and now I can confirm their dates as well. Thank you!
Added by Lisa G. on Jul 22, 2016 10:46 AM
Thank you for the photos! :)
Added by ForeverRemembered on Jul 22, 2016 10:43 AM
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