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Joan Wright Romero (#47525669)
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Bio Photo This is my engagement photo taken in November of 2004 and in 2006 I married (for the first time) my husband Steve Romero. We live in Moreno Valley, CA and share our home with our 2 dogs, Max and Maddie and our 2 cats, Roxie and Sadie.

I have been researching my ancestors for over 40 years now. Started out with pen and pencil and wrote letters and more letters to funeral homes, city and county and state clerk's offices, libraries, cemeteries, and more.....did research the old fashioned way using an excel spread sheet. Finally found Family Tree Maker and Find A Grave.

Any photos posted by me of my family belong to me. If you are related and wish to use the photos with your relatives I DO INSIST THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU NOTE THAT I AM THE OWNER OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. Do not claim them as belonging to you. I do the same for any photos on find a grave that may link to my ancestors.

Please note that times are changing and I feel it is very important to put a woman's maiden name on her marker. So many times in the obits of long ago, the woman got only mention as "wife" - well hello, she had a name. Look at my memorials for my grandmother and for my Aunt #70887671 and #70887196.

When my twin sister and I went to the mortuary to have the markers created, the girl told me that maiden names were not put on markers. I said to her:
How many lines do I get? She replied: Four
Who is paying for the marker: She replied: you are.
So then I told her, you will put the names on the markers exactly as I tell you to do so.
Also -- another Find A Grave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:
Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!

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Jan Wint DeRosia
RE: Ross A Pilbeam
That is fine, anytime.
Added by Jan Wint DeRosia on May 15, 2017 2:41 AM
Jan Wint DeRosia
Ross A Pilbeam
I am confused if his middle name is Archer or Archibold? I hope you are a relative and can clear up this confusion. There are 2 FindAGrave sites with the same tombstone picture. Thanks for you service
Added by Jan Wint DeRosia on Apr 28, 2017 8:26 AM
Laura Bias
Isaac M Ball #5668523
Hi Joan,
I've run across a possible duplicate.

Isaac Ball Find A Grave Memorial# 97692390

What do you think?

Thanks for all of your important efforts!

Laura Bias :-)
Added by Laura Bias on Jan 23, 2017 5:31 PM
I have transferred your girlfriend's Mother to your care.
Added by OkieBran on May 25, 2016 8:35 PM
Arthur Kohlhoff #135135142
Hi Joan,
I'm not sure who wrote the bio for Arthur but here is what I found on He married May Tappen on Oct. 5, 1929. They had two children and were divorced on Mar 12, 1934. Arthur married Madeline Renehan on Apr 21, 1934 in Spaulding. On the 1940 census, there are two daughters listed: Frances Marie, age 3 and Betty Jane, age 5 months. Madeline's Find A Grave memorial number is 138588065. Hope this helps.
Take care,
P.S. My maiden name is Joan Wright :)
Added by JoanDiane28 on May 20, 2016 11:25 AM
Vaughan Mavir
Mary Urrutia Diaz sept 21 2009
Hi again,
Thanks for your kind remarks and no you didn't upset me, it takes more than a little mix up, its not likely I will be at the library any time soon, I have a back injury from my law enforcement days which requires them burning the nerves in my back every six months and I am awaiting my new procedure mid June, this means my pain levels are elevated at the moment until they do the procedure then I get about 4 months relatively pain free if I am lucky, I know there is an obituary which you can request from the library and they will e mail it to you it usually takes 3 - 4 weeks to get its a free service unless you want it mailed to you then its $3.
To access the obituary request go to the library website Pueblo click on the webpage and you should see the page with various choices along the top click on search, select PUEBLO OBITUARY INDEX (bottom of the list). Click on that enter last name then first name search and you will get three results you will see the one you want at the top click on request obit fill in your name select e mail option enter your e mail address send you will get a message saying request submitted in a couple of days you will get a confirmation e mail from Tabitha Davis at the library confirming she has got your request then just sit back and wait once the obit is done Tabitha will send you it by e mail as an attachment if you decide to check any others out if you come across a name which shows an attachment after the request obit button that means you can immediately down load that obit as its already been done. This is new but ongoing. As they now do a new look up they will attach the files against the name. If you have any problems with the system let me know I can easily do it for you but I have a lot of requests in the system at the moment.
Hope this is useful to you
Added by Vaughan Mavir on May 12, 2016 10:10 PM
Vaughan Mavir
Manuel m diaz
I am transferring the memorial to your care the difference in the dates was the memorial was created from the cemetery database and the date of death was different from the obit but I have amended it to the obit date, often the cemetery database has errors especially if Roselawn isn,t doing the funeral
Added by Vaughan Mavir on May 12, 2016 9:24 PM
RE: Angela J. Jelliffe
Hi Joan,

Yes, I can tell you about Angela Jelliffe! Angie's mother was in fact not Caroline Sara Ashford Jelliffe. Her mother was Rebecca Rio-Jelliffe per the article posted here:

I knew Angie personally before she died and actually spoke with her about her mother on at least one occasion. Angie was a music professor at the University of Redlands, where I was one of her composition pupils. Her mother had been a professor at the same university and had written a book about Faulkner (, which I had purchased and at one point asked Angie about out of curiosity.

Rebecca Rio-Jelliffe also passed away last year. More information about her can be found at the obituary posted here:

I don't know if there is any relation between the Robert Archibald Jelliffe of Oberlin College and the Robert Ashford Jelliffe that you knew. If you are aware of any, I would also be curious to know about it.

I hope this helps!

Luke Simpson
Added by Luke on May 03, 2016 3:59 PM
Tamara Bussinger- Krzyaniak
The transfers have been complete :)
Added by Tamara Bussinger- Krzyani... on Apr 15, 2016 3:14 PM
Cindy Campbell
I transferred her ver to you, anyone else you would like that I'm not related to- Just let me know. Have A Great Day!
Added by *~Stone~Angel~* on Apr 14, 2016 9:02 AM
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