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Lisa Burks (#46590262)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I've been drawn to cemeteries for as long as I can remember, having often played among the old tombstones at Oxbow Lakeside Cemetery while growing up in White Lake, Michigan.

If you would like to leave a flower for my Dad, I'd really appreciate it. Please & thank you! :) December 10, 2013 will be his 29th Angel Day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, he was a wonderful person and parent.

My family genealogy names include Burks, Kerr, Ellison, Fitzgerald, Glazier, Vidlicka, Corley (Curley, Kurlick), Tomorackas and Tiscavitch.

It's taken me a while but I have added a page for my sweet Jackpot, who is one in a long line of beloved furbabies who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1988, I've explored celebrity graves as a hobby and along the way have been just as moved by the neighboring "civilian" headstones that surround and outnumber them. I have been a member of The Hollywood Underground since March 1998.

I run the website in order to keep the public informed about the ongoing closure/lawsuit story happening there in Glendale, Calif. The cemetery is expected to re-open in late 2013.

Special thanks goes out to fellow graver Linda Mustion, who has worked tirelessly to record over 6,000 memorials to the Grand View FindAGrave page one by one. I'm also a member of the Grand View Volunteers group which added over 30,000 memorials to Grand View's page in 2010. We continue to fulfill requests and manage/transfer memorials to families seeking information on loved ones there.

Adventures in Grave Hunting is my cemetery-related blog. I haven't updated it in a while but the archives of old stories go back several years. I plan to resume updating it when Grand View gets back on its feet and I complete the book about its history. I have a huge backlog of interesting stories just waiting to be told when I have more free time.

My first contribution to Find A Grave was in August 2000, in honor of my grave hunting buddy Denis Svoboda.

I collect vintage photographs of grave markers and of people posing in cemeteries, wondering about the stories behind the snapshots. I like to match them with Find A Grave memorials that are already online, virtually reuniting loved ones whose pictures somehow ended up for sale here and there. See the evolving results here.

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Messages left for Lisa Burks (254)[Leave Message]
RE: Grand View, Burbank

Gosh, I didn't know I could get message on Find A Grave, so I just noticed your message.

Thank you so much for letting me know the Cemetery is now open. I called them and told them how happy I was to learn that they finally were able to open again.

Again, thank you

Added by Shirley on Nov 04, 2015 11:17 AM
Joette Bowman
Bruce Bowman Grandview
Thank you for the photos of the gravesite of our brother at Grandview Memorial Park. your help means a lot,
Added by Joette Bowman on Oct 21, 2015 1:38 PM
Thomas P Verdugo
Lisa,thank you for the transfer of Thomas P Verdugo.I happen to know the family personally,that is why I know about him.
Added by tunnelrat22 on Jul 08, 2015 9:55 AM
Nancy Burcher Haney Wagner
# 47485881
Abigail Cross and McDill Cross are my great grand parents. I would love to have a picture of their head stones. If that could be done I would appreciate it very much.
Nancy Burcher Wagner
Added by Nancy Burcher Haney Wagne... on Mar 19, 2015 9:56 PM
RE: Robert V Faris
A new photo is up.
The stone has aged poorly and is almost completely indecipherable after the cross and his first name.
Added by sandlotball on Oct 16, 2014 10:07 AM
RE: Robert V Faris
That's great that you found him & uploaded it. Sad that it was at a flea market, isn't it ? I wonder if that's his widow and sons. Too bad it's been up for 2 years and still no family have shown up.
You should add the caption of where you found it.
Added by sandlotball on Sep 01, 2014 9:23 AM
RE: Mary Ingham
Da nada. I don't know why, but some people seem to think that duplicates of memorials are a hanging offense. Go figure.
Added by ET on Jul 23, 2014 3:04 PM
Betty Allaire
Actor Harry Glazier
Greetings Lisa,

I was looking at the Chronicling America, Historic American Newspaper on line. I read an article in the Los Angeles Herald dated December 19,1908.

Body of actor Harry Glazier Interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery Sunday services at 10:30 o'clock

There is more in the article.
I thought that since you made some memorial for the Glazier family you might like to check it out.

Added by Betty Allaire on Jul 17, 2014 2:35 AM
Jacqueline UK
Hi Lisa the photos on here are very good.Michael would be so proud.So sad he's gone he was a great singer,father to his wonderful children and kind and generous man.You are such a loverly lady.
Added by Jacqueline UK on Jul 14, 2014 3:29 AM
Gina Waren
Robert Thetford - next round

I know I haven't checked in in awhile but as you can imagine I have still been trying to fight the good fight where this grave is concerned. Today I emailed and it's gong to the manager of the cemetery.

If you speak to Robert's sister's please tell them I have not given up!

Best regards,
Added by Gina Waren on Jun 19, 2014 12:40 PM
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