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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 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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Raedeane Maughan
Mae Belle Moynahan
VDR,

Thank you so much. I've been looking for her for about 10 Years.

Raedeane
Added by Raedeane Maughan on Jun 02, 2015 1:59 PM
Talbot Fisher
Fred Barton
Thank you for taking the time to photograph his grave.
Added by Talbot Fisher on May 30, 2015 8:25 PM
Morris Prosser
philip prosser
Thank you very much for your response.
Regards Morris Prosser
Added by Morris Prosser on May 30, 2015 6:32 PM
Carrie
RE: Frank J Pros, Jr
Thank you, Valerie for that information.
Added by Carrie on May 30, 2015 2:10 AM
Jen
George Hendricks
Thank you so very much for the neat photo of the final resting place of George Hendricks. In 1940 he was living in the poor farm housing in Denver. This is probably why he has not headstone. Thanks for the great photo, Jen
Added by Jen on May 28, 2015 10:44 PM
jane austin
omgosh... Emily is there, too!
You got her. You captured her image. You have made my day. Thank you thank you thank you thank you! :)
Added by jane austin on May 28, 2015 8:38 PM
jane austin
Alexander Jenkins
I am so grateful to receive your photo of Alexander Jenkins. His sister, Jennie, is my great grandmother. She and her husband ended up in NW Iowa from New York and Maine respectively, married, had a son, and here I am today.

Jennie and Alex's father, Charles, was a disabled Civil War Veteran about whom I knew nothing when I began this quest last summer. (I still don't know a lot.) One day I was out taking shots of a photo request when I literally tripped over another stone. It belonged to Jennie and Alex's sister, Sidney who I'd been chasing all over Minnesota. And right next to her I found my Great Great Grandfather Charles. That was quite an emotional day. I have lived within minutes of this cemetery all of my childhood and for the past seven years. There must have been a family rift because I never knew that his or his wife's graves were right here. We never laid a wreath on Memorial Day. I was able to do that this year for the first time.

And as I search for the rest of the Jenkins family, I am still amazed at the emotion I feel when I first see their final resting places, especially when they are as beautifully photographed as your memorial photos. Thank you so much for the time and care you took to share with me.

I will gladly accept management of Alex's memorial unless you have someone with a closer relationship or perhaps we're family, too! :) He is my great grand uncle.

By any chance, did you happen to notice if he was resting next to his wife whose name, I believe, is Emilye? This family is sooo hard to track. Thank goodness he had a military stone, or I never would have found him!

Have a great evening, and thank you again. My contributor number is 48482449

Added by jane austin on May 28, 2015 8:35 PM
Joe
Robert and Hazel
Thank you for taking pictures of Robert and Hazel's memorial. I'm surprised to see that the headstone wasn't updated with Robert's death date. Would you please remove the older version of the headstone picture you took before? Thank You.

Joe
Added by Joe on May 28, 2015 2:58 PM
Carrie
Frank J Pros, Jr
Thank you for the photo of Frank's gravestone in the Mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery.

Frank was married to Aurelia Linstrom Pros. She was one of my grandfather's cousins.

You didn't happen to see a place for her near Frank, did you? I have been searching on Ancestry.com attempting to find out where she was buried and cannot find anything.

Thank you for any additional assistance.

Carrie
Added by Carrie on May 28, 2015 2:43 PM
Colleen German
The Stadigs
Thank you so much for the pictures of the Stadig's headstones. I really appreciate it!

Added by Colleen German on May 21, 2015 8:55 PM
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