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Joan Wright Romero (#47525669)
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Bio Photo This is my engagement photo taken in November of 2004 and in 2006 I married (for the first time) my husband Steve Romero. We live in Moreno Valley, CA and share our home with our 2 dogs, Max and Maddie and our 2 cats, Roxie and Sadie.

I have been researching my ancestors for over 40 years now. Started out with pen and pencil and wrote letters and more letters to funeral homes, city and county and state clerk's offices, libraries, cemeteries, and more.....did research the old fashioned way using an excel spread sheet. Finally found Family Tree Maker and Find A Grave.

Any photos posted by me of my family belong to me. If you are related and wish to use the photos with your relatives I DO INSIST THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU NOTE THAT I AM THE OWNER OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. Do not claim them as belonging to you. I do the same for any photos on find a grave that may link to my ancestors.

Please note that times are changing and I feel it is very important to put a woman's maiden name on her marker. So many times in the obits of long ago, the woman got only mention as "wife" - well hello, she had a name. Look at my memorials for my grandmother and for my Aunt #70887671 and #70887196.

When my twin sister and I went to the mortuary to have the markers created, the girl told me that maiden names were not put on markers. I said to her:
How many lines do I get? She replied: Four
Who is paying for the marker: She replied: you are.
So then I told her, you will put the names on the markers exactly as I tell you to do so.
Also -- another Find A Grave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:
Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
I think Find a Grave is a great resource when doing research, however I believe that if you are related to someone, no matter how far, and the creator of the memorial has no connection to the individual, the memorial should be transferred to the individual who is related. I totally disagree with Find a Grave's policy on this matter. I also really get peeved at individuals who post memorial's and refuse to transfer to a relative. This is not a contest and you don't get a blue ribbon for posting the most memorials. Get a clue people and stop being so selfish!
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Charles Heider
RE: Markers for the Preston's
email: looking forward to receiving your tree.
Best JPHeider
Added by Charles Heider on Oct 15, 2015 5:12 PM
Charles Heider
Preston Lineage
So lovely to hear from you. The Hix/Hicks line is one that I have never been able to positively prove - so I will look forward to your information. For years I have done and continue to do a great deal of lineage research for NSDAR and my own DAR chapters' prospective members. I think I enjoy it so much because as a kid I loved to do cross word puzzles - (similar concentration factor). I also just love to go to DAR headquarters not only because the building is so beautiful but because the research library and SIEMS facility are FANTASTIC. Also being near the National Archives you can really get a lot done in a short period of time. By the way I'm not Charles I'm his wife JP. We have totally separate trees his is private mine is public.
Best Regards,
Added by Charles Heider on Oct 14, 2015 7:33 AM
Charles Heider
RE: Markers for the Preston's
How exciting! I'm always happy to meet relatives. I've met so many from I have quite a few thousand people in my tree. Where do you fit into the Preston line? JPH
Added by Charles Heider on Oct 09, 2015 1:17 PM
RE: Estella M. Conlay #104761793

sure would like to know if anything is said about her mother in the obit??

Is it just text or a newspaper obit?

Added by TheBlueJar on Aug 08, 2015 5:52 AM
Vicki (Price) Scott
Russell Burgett
Reynolds Twp. Cemetery. Could you tell me what newspaper his obit is from?


Vicki (Price) Scott,
Added by Vicki (Price) Scott on Aug 01, 2015 2:12 PM
well anyway
Stupid brain this morning...I should not try this so early

Anyway its Arthur's mother Stella Griffore is who I was thinking about, her side is very complex and looking for her mother's burial

Added by TheBlueJar on Jul 20, 2015 5:45 AM
Grace Younglove Hudson
Hi Joan:
Thanks for doing it from the memorial page. I will be happy to transfer any other members of your family to you, just use the edit transfer.
Thanks a bunch. God Bless.
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Jul 03, 2015 5:39 PM
Jerilyn (Bonke) Taylor
RE: Photo of Elwin McLeod's Marker
You are very welcome. I just added a photo for a Mae McLeod Barns that was located near the other Mcleods not sure the connection but would be great to get the family links if there is any.
Added by Jerilyn (Bonke) Taylor on Apr 17, 2015 11:42 PM
gladwin gal
Re: Gronda's
Good morning Joan,

Regarding your recent request for transfers. Looks like we have made a Family Connection. By way of the Gronda's, in the Roselawn Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

Note: Libbie Caroline Norman mother was {Sarah Catherine (McKimmy) Norman} & she was a Sister to my Gt. Gt. Grandfather Rev. Perry McKimmy.

If your a Gronda relative? Please email me... I'm willing to Transfer some of them... Though, tough to let them all go! :) lol

Now wondering if (we) are 4th cousins etc. ???

Added by gladwin gal on Apr 11, 2015 4:38 AM
Willa Mette
Grice obit and other info.
Social Security Death Index
Name: Olinda Grice
SSN: 385-20-6246
Last Residence: 49684 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Born: 19 Aug 1914
Died: Jan 1985
State/Year issued: Michigan before 1951

Michigan Death, 1971-1996
Name: Olinda Grice
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1914
Death Date: 10 Jan 1985
Gender: Female
Residence: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Place of Death: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan

Public Libraries of Saginaw, Michigan online obituary index
Name: Grice, Olinda
Maiden name: Miller
Birth date: 08/19/1914
Death Date: 1/11/1085
Death Place: Traverse City, MI
Cemetery: Oakwood
Public Libraries of Saginaw, Michigan online City of Saginaw Cemeteries Search
Cemetery -Section-Lot: Oakwood Cemetery; Section 116; Lot 1381; Space N 1/2;
Name: Olinda Grice
Gender: F(emale)
Burial Date: Jan 14, 1985
Date of Death: Jan 11, 1985

Race: W(hite)
Veteran: No
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Marker: Yes
Traverse City Record Eagle
Thursday, January 10, 1985
Section 1, Page 3

Olinda M. Grice
Died January 11, 1985
She was born in Kansas on Aug 19, 1914, and was a member of the Lutheran faith.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs TN (Shirley) Steffer of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Donna Albrandt of Traverse City and Mrs. Gerald (Nancy) Pruess of Hemlock; a son, Ed of Manistee two sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Helen) Snook of Walnut Grove, Calif.m and Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Zientek of Martinez, Calif, four brothers, Dave, Ben and Jake, all of Saginaw and Henry of Sarasota, Fla; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son and four sister.
Funeral services were held this morning at 11 at the W.L Case and Co. Funeral Home of Saginaw, with the Rev. Edward Pankow officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Saginaw.
Sent to me from the Public Computing Center at the Traverse Area District Library
Woman dies of exposure
Traverse City Record Eagle
Thursday, January 14, 1985
Section 1, Page 8

Traverse City - City police today are investigating the death of a woman just outside the Hillview Terrace senior citizen apartment complex.
The woman, identified as Olinda Grice, a resident of the complex, apparently wandered away from her apartment and died of exposure, according to police. Her body was spotted this morning by a passerby on a two-track road between Hillview and Rennie St.
A preliminary invesgiation (investigation) bu Tom Evon of the Traverse City Police Department turned up so signs of foul play.
Grice, clad only in slippers, slacks, a knit shirt and sweater, apparently fell down on the steep hill leading to Rennie Street and could not get up. She apparently had been carrying several other items of clothing. A boxfull of shoes apparently belonging to the woman was found at the top of the hill.
Authorities at Hillview did not release Grice's age, but a police officer on the scene estimated it at 70 to 75.
During their investigation, officers said Grice apparently was not out overnight, She apparently had been dead only a few hours when spotted by a motorist on Boughey Street east of Rennie.
Temperatures this morning were in the single digits.
Sent to me from the Public Computing Center at the Traverse Area District Library

Added by Willa Mette on Mar 03, 2015 5:33 PM
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