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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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s grimm-mullen
Elizabeth Elliott Brown
Hi,
Thank you so much for the photo of Elizabeth's unmarked gravesite. You really do an outstanding job and I really appreciate it!
Sandi
Added by s grimm-mullen on Mar 25, 2015 1:26 PM
WalksWithAngels
Rosenthal
Thanks for the catch...the 2nd memorial has been removed.

Robin
Added by WalksWithAngels on Mar 25, 2015 11:21 AM
FamilySleuther
Alva Dornon
Thank you for adding the photos of his grave. As always, I appreciate it!
Added by FamilySleuther on Mar 25, 2015 6:45 AM
Katsot
Michalopulos
Thanks so much for taking a photograph of their headstone. I can't thank you enough.


Many thanks,
Kaite :)
Added by Katsot on Mar 24, 2015 1:30 PM
twm
Ira Brown
Hi,
I appreciate the grave photo for Ira. I didn't know the grave was unmarked, and I really appreciate your effort. I will be sending a request for his third wife Elizabeth. I'm thinking now that she's in an unmarked grave next to him.
Thank you!
Sandi
Added by twm on Mar 24, 2015 10:36 AM
Wild Wylie
Thanks
Thanks for the picture..
Liam
Added by Wild Wylie on Mar 23, 2015 4:01 PM
Eric Baker
Fairmount Cemetery in Denver
Thanks so much for quickly taking the excellent photo of the grave of Ellen Elizabeth "Nellie" Cooper Barnard who was the third of her husband's three wives. Ellen's brother was James B. Cooper who is buried in Colorado Springs. He was one of the perpetrators of The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872. An interesting family to be sure.
Added by Eric Baker on Mar 23, 2015 2:14 PM
Eileen
Edit
Thank you so much for editing Alouise's memorial so promptly, it looks great. Eileen
Added by Eileen on Mar 22, 2015 12:27 PM
D L Melville
Photo Request
thanks for fulfilling my photo request for Lyndon & Joyce Doty Bright in Fairmount. Interesting that they also have a headstone at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester, SD. I believe they are actually buried in Alcester. I appreciate your efforts very much.
DL Melville
Added by D L Melville on Mar 22, 2015 9:43 AM
Mary Britton
Thomas and Nellie Cox
Thank you so much for the lovely pictures of the mausoleum where Thomas and Nellie Buchanan Cox are interred. I am so glad to find the last piece of this puzzle family. Thank you again for all your help and for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Mary Britton on Mar 21, 2015 1:13 PM
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