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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 8 days
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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 memorials 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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Heather Erickson
Florence & Harold Rohloff

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to photograph my relatives graves! I was planning to head over there myself soon to photograph them, you must think I'm lazy. You saved me a lot of time, hope I can return the favor sometime. THANKS!!

- Heather
Added by Heather Erickson on Nov 30, 2015 2:00 PM
Harlan Braddock
Thanks for the updated info on Harland Braddock. I wasn't aware of that - he was my step-grandmother's first husband.

Added by DianaR on Nov 30, 2015 11:36 AM
kurt fox
thanks for the photo of kurt's memorial.
Added by KLP on Nov 28, 2015 12:00 PM
Andy Gappa
Alfred H. Matthews
Thank you very much for adding the great photo to Alfred's memorial. It's perfect! Thank you for also photographing and creating a memorial for his mother, Vonnie Bethel Hoggard Matthews. Now if I could just find her husband. Thanks again.
Andy Gappa
Added by Andy Gappa on Nov 26, 2015 10:20 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a photo of William Young. I appreciate it a lot.
Added by wayless on Nov 24, 2015 8:27 PM
Thanks for fulfilling this photo request!
Added by E V on Nov 23, 2015 5:05 PM
Dorie S
John Newton Hughes #154341245
Words cannot explain how HAPPY I am to see this photo for Uncle John's memorial. THANK YOU so much for the photo & with his name and dates at the exact plot. I can see there is some type of marker for this grave -- does it have his name, any dates?
Because, I have been purchasing grave markers for relatives that never had a monument/marker, wondering if I should add this one to my list.
Dorie Sheppard
Added by Dorie S on Nov 23, 2015 10:49 AM
SK Graff
Rutt Ben & Olga
I appreciate the photo of Ben's grave marker, plus the close-up showing the dates more clearly. Then there is his wife, Olga. I was not sure, only hoped she was buried with her husband and you solved that mystery. Thank you for creating a memorial and photos for Olga. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Added by SK Graff on Nov 23, 2015 9:16 AM
Bob Snyder
Cecil Poe
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Cecil's memorial
Added by Bob Snyder on Nov 23, 2015 4:33 AM
Madeleine Abbott
Thank you so much for taking a picture of this grave. She is my husband's grandfather's first wife.
Added by Janet on Nov 22, 2015 7:12 PM
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