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B.J. Waters (#47094611)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo "You have to let your body sleep to let your soul live on" - Ozzy

This is a fun and interesting hobby for me, as well as a great way to perform a meaningful community service to others. Someday I hope to have more free time to devote to it.
In fairness to those who may have closer ties to a memorial, please read the Transfer Guidelines prior to requesting a transfer. I will make exceptions if I am doing photo requests for you. You do not need to "manage" every memorial that is part of your family tree. Remember that this site is for locating burials, not building a tree. There are other websites that are more suitable for that purpose. I will be happy to make any links and corrections. PLEASE use the SAC feature ("Edit" tab). Please do not ask me to do links to any "Burial Unknown". Do your homework, first. FIND A GRAVE ADMINISTRATORS SUPPORT THIS POLICY. Please feel free to add photos where appropriate, as you do not need to manage the memorial to add photos.

Please be kind to Photo Volunteers! We are out there in all kinds of weather in a variety of conditions to find your friend's/relative's graves. We are not after a Pulitzer Prize and sometimes even our best effort may produce a not-so-good photo. If any of my photos are not to your liking, please leave me a message and I will try to get a better one. I will not be offended.

I will no longer makes Edits (other than links and dates) for people who do not have their messages turned on. If I have questions, and have no way to contact you, I will not make the Edits. I do not use e-mail; please don't ask. And PLEASE, if you ask me a question, have the decency to have your messages enabled. How do you expect a response?

NOTE: All photos that I have posted on Find a Grave ARE photos that I have taken myself, or, in the case of a few portrait photos, I received permission to use them and it is so stated in the photo's caption. Photos that I've posted of cemetery gates, signs, statues, buildings, points of interest, mausoleums, etc. that have been added to a cemetery's profile page were ALL taken by me and were submitted to the Admins of this site for posting if they chose to do so. Family photos are all photos that are in my possession, taken by me or immediate family members who are no longer living.

Since March 2013 I have taken over management of approximately 25,000 memorials in Inglewood Park Cemetery from Chris Mills. Please continue to send suggestions for corrections using the "Edit" tab and I will get to them as soon as I can.

Member of the "Woodlawn Photo Volunteers" Yahoo Group. We are in the process of photographing all visible markers at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Compton, California.
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Michael Lafreniere
RE: Hideko Horiuchi
Thank you, BJ. Yes, that date helps immensely and would confirm that this is not the Hideko in our family. Thanks again for getting back to me. No photo is needed.

Added by Michael Lafreniere on Aug 22, 2017 1:48 PM
RE: Your grandparents.
Added by Raven on Aug 22, 2017 6:41 PM
John C Vander Meulen
RE: Kathryn A. Lee
Dear Mr. Waters, thank you for your help.

We called the Inglewood Park Cemetery and was told that Kathryn Adel (Logan) Lee (1924-1970) is burred with her husband, William Eugene Lee (1924-1983), in Lot 76, Plot Holly, grave B.

Hope this helps. Thanks again!
Added by John C Vander Meulen on Aug 22, 2017 11:54 AM
RE: Your grandparents.
Please tell me how to delete these 2 memorials since they are incorrect. I will continue searching. Thanks for everything, I really do appreciate the time and effort you have given.

Added by Raven on Aug 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Wendy Mapes O
RE: Goakes
I asked the office and they said there were no other Goakes family buried there. Thanks for the transfer of James Olsen but who is he? I greatly appreciate your help!
Added by Wendy Mapes O on Aug 21, 2017 10:40 PM
Barb T.
RE: Emilie Gumershimer
BJ, Oh, my goodness, I'm so glad you mentioned this. Please, do not connect her to these non-cemetery burials. I had not noticed that they were. So sorry. My rule is also to NOT link to nons. Please disconnect them. Their creator also created a duplicate for Emilie a few months ago (under a different spelling). That memorial shows her buried in Illinois - incorrect. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention, things sometimes get past me. I'm so sorry for all the trouble. Thanks, Barb T.
Added by Barb T. on Aug 21, 2017 8:24 PM
RE: Charles Phillips
Thank you for your time, effort, and photo for Mr. Phillips' memorial. It is most appreciated, in spite of being an unmarked grave. All the best, Tom
Added by Thomas on Aug 21, 2017 5:18 AM
David Allred
Thank you!
Added by David Allred on Aug 21, 2017 12:44 AM
Wendy Mapes O
RE: Success!
Thank you so much for the great pictures of Yvonne Goakes and her parents stones! Now I have her parents dates also for my tree. Too bad Yvonne's husband, Bud Edwin Goakes wasn't there too. I have looked everywhere for a death record for him. You are awesome!
Added by Wendy Mapes O on Aug 20, 2017 9:49 PM
RE: Helen Olsen photo request.
Yes, that is her husband! Thank you for creating a memorial and adding the photos for him as well. I've linked them. I really appreciate you locating Helen and not only photographing her gravestone but the additional photo to show the location to her husband. ~Fayth
Added by ksrc on Aug 20, 2017 7:23 PM
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