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Rick Elwood (#47816069)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I have found memorials, many with photos of gravestones, for many of my ancestors on this site. I have used the Photo Requests feature to see the gravestones for other relatives as well. The members and volunteer photographers have responded wonderfully!
I think this is a wonderful resource, for a lot of reasons. I am fortunate to be able to volunteer as well by fulfilling Photo Requests of nearby cemeteries when time allows, from people just like me and you who would not be able to see the grave sites of their relatives or loved ones otherwise.
By creating a memorial, I am more than willing and delighted to maintain it until a family member would like to take over the responsibility.

I do not make duplicate memorials on purpose, but sometimes they just happen; and I will delete mine as soon as notified.
Please do not ask me to delete my older memorial because you didn't spend the time to see if one was already created. I am sorry your memorial may have more information, pictures, etc., but these are Find-A-Grave rules and I happen to agree with them.

You can add photos and suggest corrections, link parents and spouses without having to request management. Add information by using the EDIT TAB in the upper right of memorial. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, there are many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial.
Please tell me your specific relationship to the one you want transferred to you. I would like specifics not vague statements. IF YOU AREN'T SPECIFIC, I WILL IGNORE/DELETE YOUR REQUEST. Make requests only through the EDIT button in top right corner of memorial. All other requests will be ignored. Please be considerate when asking.

If you want me to add links, PLEASE make change/addition requests through the EDIT button in top right corner of memorial.

I authorize anybody to use the photos I have posted for personal use.

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Messages left for Rick Elwood (255)[Leave Message]
Brenda Howard
RE: Edythe Whittlesey
Thank you Rick. Thank you for all your hard work helping family find family! God Bless!
Added by Brenda Howard on Feb 20, 2017 9:59 AM
David Hovland
RE: Maria Hendricksen
Ok, Rick. Thank you.
Added by David Hovland on Jan 16, 2017 5:08 PM
#150661930 and 10661981
Lois Lehman's site states death August 9th, 2011 but on her husband Joseph's obit it say's she passed away 2010. which is correct? I can't find an obit for Lois. Thank You Orrin O.
Added by Ole on Jan 01, 2017 3:30 PM
Racheal Philman
Hazel Marie Lawson 141038900
Hello, would you be willing to transfer management of this memorial to me? She is my great aunt (sister of my maternal grandfather). She was buried in the same cemetery as many of my family members in Dixon, Illinois. Thank you, Racheal Philman
Added by Racheal Philman on Dec 26, 2016 10:51 AM
Loretta Myhre
Hello Rick

I would appreciate it if you would delete your memorial for Loretta. I already did one on 12/10 - see #173735720. She was my mother-in-law and I added a photo of her. I will add a photo of grave marker when it is placed. Thank you. Linda
Added by lindamyhre on Dec 18, 2016 5:56 PM
Susan Garske Sylvester
Irene Dettler
Rick, Thanks for transferring the memorial 125782277 of my grandmother to me. I have added her obituary and I notice I have a different death date then the memorial. I will have to do some digging. Thanks so much for providing a picture of her headstone and a quick response to my request. Susan Sylvester
Added by Susan Garske Sylvester on Dec 11, 2016 10:41 AM
Dale Russell
Donald Uthmann
Please link Donald to his parents, Walter 94055770 & Susie, 94055380. Thank you. Dale Russell
Added by Dale Russell on Oct 26, 2016 9:54 AM
Jan Kuykendall
RE: Wallace Burdett
Thank You so very much Rick, the family is getting more together each day. Still have lots of our precious past loved ones to connect.
Thanks again,
Jan Kuykendall
Added by Jan Kuykendall on Oct 15, 2016 10:03 AM
Memorial transfer request
Hello, I am wondering if you would tranfer the memorial for Jeanne Frances (Kurtz) Gilgan (memorial # 131522599). She was my great aunt. My member ID # is 47387895.
Added by Claire on Oct 05, 2016 9:04 PM
Kathy Townsend
Appreciation for the hours dedicated to Find A Grave
Thank you, Rick, for all the hours you've spent helping to make Find a Grave the amazing resource it is. Your dedication in keeping our Snohomish County cemeteries up to date by adding recent internments is very much appreciated.

Thank you for transferring my Father's memorial to my care (Ellis Max Gibson, Floral Hills, Lynnwood, WA).

I hope to pay it forward in whatever way I can by contributing to Find A Grave.

Kathy Townsend
Added by Kathy Townsend on Oct 04, 2016 10:29 PM
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