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Lisa Burks (#46590262)
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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.

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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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
Betty Allaire
Actor Harry Glazier
Greetings Lisa,

I was looking at the Chronicling America, Historic American Newspaper on line. I read an article in the Los Angeles Herald dated December 19,1908.

FUNERAL OF ACTOR TO BE HELD AT GLENDALE.
Body of actor Harry Glazier Interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery Sunday services at 10:30 o'clock

There is more in the article.
I thought that since you made some memorial for the Glazier family you might like to check it out.

Betty,
Added by Betty Allaire on Jul 17, 2014 2:35 AM
Jacqueline UK
Photos
Hi Lisa the photos on here are very good.Michael would be so proud.So sad he's gone he was a great singer,father to his wonderful children and kind and generous man.You are such a loverly lady.
Added by Jacqueline UK on Jul 14, 2014 3:29 AM
Gina Waren
Robert Thetford - next round
Lisa,

I know I haven't checked in in awhile but as you can imagine I have still been trying to fight the good fight where this grave is concerned. Today I emailed and it's gong to the manager of the cemetery.

If you speak to Robert's sister's please tell them I have not given up!

Best regards,
Gina
Added by Gina Waren on Jun 19, 2014 12:40 PM
Micah
Sammy Davis gravesite
How did you manage to get a picture of there gravesite since that area is locked up?
Added by Micah on May 25, 2014 11:22 PM
judith elaine mccauley
jennie eva hughes smith
I am Jennie Eva Hughes granddaughter and I would like to know if you are related to Jennie and if so thru whom. I have been many times to Jennie's gravesite here in Spokane Washington,and the name of the cemetery is Riverside Memorial Park.

Judith Elaine Smith McCauley
Added by judith elaine mccauley on May 21, 2014 6:38 PM
Terry Goodwin
RE: Reynolds photos
You are quite welcome, glad to be of assistance.
Terry
Added by Terry Goodwin on May 21, 2014 2:14 PM
Gina Waren
Robert Thetford never ending
Lisa,

I have not forgotten and I have not stopped calling. Please give my sincere apologies to his sisters for the amount of time this has taken it is crazy!

But, I will not stop until I finish this or I'm forever banned from that cemetery!

Gina
Added by Gina Waren on May 13, 2014 10:50 AM
Deanna Saucier-Renard
Saucier Boys
Im not sure who those boys were in the Eluther Saucier photo but for sure Saucier's... the one on the right looks much like my brother Rocky (David) Son of Donald James Saucier from Michigan.

Deanna Saucier
Added by Deanna Saucier-Renard on May 06, 2014 2:38 PM
Gina Waren
Robert Thetford - the on going saga
Lisa,

Just thought I should check in since I haven't. Needless to say I haven't managed to get the Valhalla guy to call me back for almost two weeks now. I will wait until this afternoon and start calling his manager. I don't know what else I can do at this point. It's sad but I will never try to do this again at this cemetery.

So very sorry, but know that not one day goes by without me thinking about Baby Robert and his sister's waiting.

Gina
Added by Gina Waren on Apr 21, 2014 10:46 AM
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