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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 11 years, 2 months, 6 days
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A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, I was born at 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at Holy Cross Hospital (now Salt Lake Regional Medical Center) in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Raised in West Valley City and Kearns, a lifelong dream came to frution on May 12, 2014, when I moved to Salt Lake City. After three wonderful years in the historic Liberty Wells neighborhood, I returned to my west-side roots on June 24, 2017 and moved into a home in the Glendale neighborhood.

Family history research led me to discover Find A Grave one day back in August of 2006. I subsequently joined and have greatly enjoyed contributing here since. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help document and memorialize the lives of those who came before me as well as preserve their information for future generations. It is truly a labor of love for me.

When not doing genealogical research, I'm deeply involved in politics (serving as a state delegate, county delegate, precinct vice chair, county central committee member, and Utah/Salt Lake County Stonewall Democrats board member) and community service (Emerging Leaders of Utah Initiative community board member and volunteer at the Volunteers of America Utah - Homeless Youth Resource Center).

I also enjoy reading, writing (I write for Utah Political Capitol,, Deseret News, Building Salt Lake, Journal of Mormon History, and QSaltLake Magazine), and listening to '70s and '80s music. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and grew up in the Jordan North Second Ward, Salt Lake Jordan North Stake.

Please let me know of any corrections or additions that need to be made to one of my memorials. As for transfers, I don't subscribe to the four-generation rule. If I've added a memorial for one of your relatives or friends and you would like to manage it, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you have time, please leave flowers for my grandfather, Brent Curtis; my grandfather, Norm Gibbons; my grandmother, Gae Gibbons; my aunt, Jane Brandenburg; my uncle, Marc Curtis; and my cousin, Clair Harward

Some ancestors had a magic way
Of leaving trails to climb each day
They had a goal and climbed with care
Faith gave them dreams and a home most fair
So from a land across the sea
They came to a land most promised to be
And lived their lives happy and free
They gave us freedom and a heritage great
Anchoring our souls from a cruel fate
Great thrills and joys their stories bring
Of the lives they lived and the songs they sing
God grant that I may useful be
And meet these dear ones in Eternity

- Eunice E.C. Record

My family surnames include:

Curtis, Danielsen, Jensen, Obray, Bickmore, Bradshaw, Carter, Fullmer, Eskelsen, Oldham, Brockway, Gardner, Simonsen, Madsen, Salmon.

Gibbons, Curtis, Asay, Harward, Carpenter, Wilson, Pedrick, Avery, Broadhead, Durfee, Ellsworth, Franklin, Miner, Baxter, McCleve, Meeks.

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Hans Nielsen
Oops, we have a problem. My g aunt Verda Spencer Merrill was supposed to be attached to her parents and somehow her husband was attached to the family. Can We get that fixed? Her parents are 22710128 and 22710132
Added by Hans Nielsen on Oct 18, 2017 11:58 AM
LaRae Meddio - Bluffdale Cemetery
How can she die before she was born? You have her born 1911 died 1884?
Added by KCB on Oct 14, 2017 9:34 PM
Steve Peacock
John Davidson Vachon
Hi Ryan,

There was a photo request for John Davidson Vachon, findagrave #54093255 at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. The cemetery has no record for him. Although his funeral was held at the cemetery there was no burial. I did a little further research and went to the county recorder and viewed his death certificate yesterday. In the obituary for him which you posted on findagrave, it mentions in the article loving companion Doris Webb. This is who the disposition of his cremation or ashes were given to. I was able to location a photo of him at an older age and posted on his findagrave memorial. You could change the location from Los Angeles National Cemetery to unknown and select ashes given to family or friend. Thank you for posting his obituary.
Added by Steve Peacock on Oct 13, 2017 6:22 PM
Ron and Connie Anderson
RE: Lois Oldham Young
thank you so much!

Added by Ron and Connie Anderson on Oct 10, 2017 10:35 PM
Ron and Connie Anderson
Lois Oldham Young
Hi Ryan!
We're related! My Grandmother is Lydia Obray Oldham the daughter of Thomas Lorenzo Obray and is Ruth Nuttall Bradshaw Obray. Small world isn't it!
Lois Young is my Aunt and I am hoping to add her parents and siblings to her memorial. If you are willing, I would be love to have her transferred to me as well.

Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave and family history.

Connie Anderson
Added by Ron and Connie Anderson on Oct 10, 2017 9:37 PM
Marine Memorials
Hi Ryan,
Thank you very much for the Marine memorial transfers.
Very much appreciated.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Oct 10, 2017 9:29 PM
Ben Theobald
Gordon Ray Church # 61653234
Gordon Ray Church. Find A Grave.# 616f3234.
I've been trying unsuccessfully For over a year to connect Gordon with his father, David Gordon Church Find A Grave # 61653234. I hope you can please help. LOL
Added by Ben Theobald on Oct 07, 2017 5:36 PM
Thank you
You do great work!!! Thank you for all that you do.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 05, 2017 4:14 PM
William Scott Tanner
Thank you for the recent entry for my father William Scott Tanner. He purchased 4 plots at the Salt Lake City Cemetery in 1987. His father-in-law, Paul Oman Yeater, was the first of my grandfathers to be buried at the cemetery. Would you please add him to Find a Grave? His headstone is just south of Howard Harper Tanner, my paternal grandfather.
Thank you for your prompt and accurate work in honoring such a large number of people. Deborah
Added by Anonymous on Oct 03, 2017 8:45 AM
Dan Coleman
Thank You
Thank you Ryan for putting this memorial together for my Mom
Added by Dan Coleman on Oct 03, 2017 6:51 AM
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