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VDR (#47292775)
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring photos to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
RE: Catherne Quinlan
Thank you for your help in this!
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Oct 22, 2014 11:04 PM
Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
Catherne Quinlan
Thank you for taking the time to go to the cemetery to take the picture. I appreciate it very much. Were you able to find out anything else about the Quinlan's in that cemetery? If not, that is ok. Is there a phone number for me to call to find out information? Thank you again.
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Oct 22, 2014 8:49 AM
Mary
THANK YOU!
Thanks very much for the LAW grave photo!

Mary
Added by Mary on Oct 21, 2014 4:47 PM
Denise Kellam
Pauline Trustman
Thank you so much for the picture of Pauline Trustman. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Denise Kellam on Oct 21, 2014 5:28 AM
LL Quinn
Use of Photo
I am new to Find a Grave and would like to use your photo for Alex and Isabella Dechant #101963473 on Ancestry.com. Alex is my Grand Uncle on my mother's side. I will send edits for other family connections. Please let me know if I can help in any other way.
Added by LL Quinn on Oct 21, 2014 1:17 AM
Vaughan Mavir
Bethel Family
Thank you so much for your efforts with this families headstones its great I can now add bio info for William D bethel who was a former Confederate Captain in the Civil War and moved on to become a Colorado Pioneer and capitalist.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated if I can ever return the favor in Pueblo please let me know
Added by Vaughan Mavir on Oct 20, 2014 8:07 PM
The Pequod
Chapla photos
Thanks so much for taking the time to get this photo, we really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week!
RoseBud #48448869
Added by The Pequod on Oct 19, 2014 6:59 PM
Ginna Sanders
Fulwider Nesselrode Photos
I want to personally thank you for the beautiful photos you took of the Newton Fulwider Family Headstone in Denver. I found a daughter listed that I didn't know existed because of your excellent photos. I also was able to find the mother (grandmother) Cynthia Cooper Garberich Reeve Neselrode headstone, which was visible in one of the images. I had looked for this woman's death for nearly 4 decades. Little did I know she had married the widower who was the father-in-law of a deceased daughter. This helped me to close the loop which began when looking for this Garberich line. Cynthia is a great great grandmother. You've done me an excellent service.
Added by Ginna Sanders on Oct 17, 2014 5:58 PM
Lynn Cichon Ferris
RE: Louis Straub Family
Thank you!
Added by Lynn Cichon Ferris on Oct 17, 2014 4:45 AM
Lynn Cichon Ferris
Louis Straub Family
Thank you for filling my photo request for Louis Straub 137155215 and creating memorials for Rose, Patrick, and Anne. The great headstone photos are appreciated very much. You helped me fill in a few missing blanks on my Straub family tree :)

I would like to use the photos on my family tree on Ancestry.com. Given your permission, I will post them crediting you as the photographer. Please let me know if this is okay.

Thanks again.

Added by Lynn Cichon Ferris on Oct 16, 2014 5:25 AM
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