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Carolyn Arntson (#47341873)
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Bio Photo I have been so fortunate to find people, along my journey, that have helped me with ancestry information, tips, leads to new places to look, corrections where I have erroneous information , etc. that I feel taking photos for Find A Grave is a tiny way that I can say THANK YOU and pay it forward.

I urge you to use ANY photos that I have taken on your tree or anyway you wish. I believe they are YOUR relatives and I have just been the messenger to connect you. Add the photos anytime and anywhere!

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Nathan Haines
RE: Albert Kalkofen
Yup, me too. I always find it amazing how much better a picture can look when you simply spay water into the letters of most gravestones. Some stones it does not make as much of a difference. The water in the letters makes them darker and gives a lot more contrast in color to the letters than the face of the stone. That makes them stand out more and does make the letters much easier to see and read.
Thanks for getting back to me.
I deleted the other one.
Added by Nathan Haines on Oct 05, 2015 10:05 PM
Nathan Haines
Albert Kalkofen
I got pics per your request for Albert Kalkofen. Which pic of his stone do you like better, the one with the letters dry or the one that I spayed water into the letters to make them darker, and it makes the letters stand out better.
I will delete the other.
Added by Nathan Haines on Oct 05, 2015 9:00 PM
Thank you so much!
It is lovely to have this picture to look at. It makes me feel closer to my family history. Thank you again, very much.
Added by Babyvan on Sep 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Gary Louis Sturm
Lewis D. Sturm and Margaret L. Sturm were his grandparents.
Carolyn (Piper)
Added by Piper on Sep 24, 2015 3:53 PM
Gary Louis Sturm
Thank you so much for taking photo of his medial site. I think I will obtain his parents obituaries also.
Added by Piper on Sep 24, 2015 12:31 PM
RE: Susie Smith
Those glass-front niches ARE difficult to photograph, aren't they? When doing urn photography, I sometimes have to obtain images from three or four angles before finding a keeper. It's another of those pesky challenges that loyal Find A Grave volunteers take in stride:)
Added by EGF on Sep 22, 2015 10:34 PM
S Berg
DeWaide photos at Wilhelm's
Thank you Carolyn for the photos and the addition of Thelma's memorial. No need for a transfer, I'm not a DeWaide family member, just a friend of the family, but have sent you some edits that will link Lloyd and Thelma to my side of the family equation.

Added by S Berg on Sep 22, 2015 4:58 PM
Susan (Williamson) Smith
A special word of thanks comes to you from a very grateful family in Huntsville, Alabama, who had been looking for her for many years and was able to locate her with a small assist from me. Your photo gave them some much-appreciated closure. Kudos!
Added by EGF on Sep 22, 2015 3:13 PM
Donna Blair
Wilhelm's Portland Mem.
Carolyn, thanks so much for filling my photo request for George Watkins Story.. way back in May! Can't believe I just found it amongst my unread emails. Thank you also for creating memorials for the other 2 in the niche (his mom & wife). I've sent edits & family links for these 3 memorials, just so you know.
Added by Donna Blair on Sep 22, 2015 12:57 AM
Crogster, et al
Several of your wonderful photos look like they required you to scale a ladder to obtain. Thank goodness you work well on your tippy-toes. What a trouper!
Added by EGF on Sep 14, 2015 10:52 PM
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