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GUYLA RIPPARD (#47923791)
 member for 2 years, 8 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I was first introduced to FindAGrave through when doing research for a photo book I was working on covering the ancestors and descendents of hy husband's parents. Several volunteers throughout the US took photos for me to use in my book. I was so overwhelmed, I became a volunteer and am determined to "pay it forward" in any way I can. What better way for a senior to enjoy the fresh air, get exercise and at the same time do something productive with their time! On beautiful days, I set out with my camera and head for a cemetery. If I make any errors please do not hesitate to let me know. I will gladly transfer any memorials to family members.

Having just read very disturbing posts on the Find A Grave Forum site, I feel compelled to make an addition to my profile. When I take pictures of headstones, I am doing this for the family members of the person for whom the memorial was created. I am not doing this for personal gain. If anyone wants to use the pictures I have taken to add to their family tree, please feel free to do so. I do not consider them MY pictures. I thought the purpose of this site was for the sharing of information for now and in the future. I want my photos to be found!!!

The fact that other "volunteers" feel enraged that their pictures are "stolen" is frankly beyond my comprehension.
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 • 528 Memorials Added
 • 559 Memorials Managed
 • 4 Memorials/Week
 • 1,378 Photos
 • 3 Photo Requests
 • 101 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 121 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2 Friends
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Messages left for GUYLA RIPPARD (78)[Leave Message]
Jan Van
Thanks for Everett Bolin's Grave Marker Photo
Dear Guyla, Thanks so much for the photo of Everett Bolin's grave marker. I deeply appreciate your volunteer work! Janet
Added by Jan Van on Apr 30, 2015 6:53 PM
RE: Albert and Mary Struble
I saw when you claimed them and was surprised to see the others there. Thank you for contacting the other individual. They may be new and unfamiliar with what a "claim" on a photo means.

At any rate.. Thank You, once again, for the great work you do. I appreciate it very much! :)
Added by Elizabeth on Mar 31, 2015 12:41 PM
Albert and Mary Struble
Thank you SO MUCH for the marker photos! :)
Added by Elizabeth on Mar 31, 2015 11:27 AM
Sue Lapp
The transfer of Jesse Batten is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Mar 14, 2015 5:38 PM
Sue Lapp
Added by Sue Lapp on Mar 14, 2015 5:38 PM
Don McGonigal
Headstoe Photo
Thank you for the headstone photo for Jasper Purser Hixson and spouse Octa B Hixson.
Added by Don McGonigal on Mar 14, 2015 7:28 AM
Ertie Hockins
You are right, sorry. I meant Ertie was John's husband. Ertie & Gertie were twins and they were both married to Hockins brothers. I also take photos and it is difficult when there is no headstone. I appreciate your time and work. Peggy
Added by pz on Mar 13, 2015 3:16 PM
Gertie Hockins
Thanks so much for searching. And thanks for taking the photo for John Ray Hockins, who was Gertie's husband. Good work. Peggy
Added by pz on Mar 13, 2015 3:09 PM
Jerry and Linda
Hello. We thank you so much for the photos that you took for us. We greatly appreciate all the work you do on Wishing you the best.. Jerry and Linda
Added by Jerry and Linda on Mar 13, 2015 2:08 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Thanks so much for Edyth Gilly Manns marker photo, I appreciate your time and kindness!
Added by Dianna Taylor on Feb 12, 2015 11:37 AM
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