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Lisa Burks (#46590262)
 member for 16 years, 8 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Hi there! I create memorials to remember the dead and to help folks connect with the memories of loved ones. Final disposition is the last chapter of anyone's story, an important element of genealogy.

TRANSFERS: Have I created a memorial that you'd like to manage? Let me know, I'm happy to transfer any pages except for my immediate family.

PHOTOS: Please feel free to use any photos that I've posted for your own genealogy research and family trees, etc. For commercial use please send me a release form. Thank you! :)


In June 2014, I moved back to Michigan from California to be my Mom's primary caregiver; she was a stroke survivor who navigated the world of dementia with humor and dignity. While here I have been enjoying "Find A Graving" at nearby cemeteries in White Lake, Highland and Milford. My go to resource for researching older graves are the township cemetery transcripts published by the Oakland County Genealogical Society, invaluable field guides. Thank you OCGS!


I appreciate all the flowers people have left for my beloved Dad! Thank you! :) December 10, 2017 will be his 33rd Angel Day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. He was a wonderful person and parent.

My beautiful mom, Tillie Burks, gained her angel wings on April 17, 2017. The grief is fresh, the love is forever. Miss you, Mom! xo


ABOUT MY INTEREST IN CEMETERIES: I've been drawn to cemeteries for as long as I can remember, having often played among the old tombstones at Oxbow Lakeside Cemetery while growing up in White Lake, Michigan.

When I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 I began exploring celebrity graves as a hobby and along the way have been just as moved by the neighboring "civilian" headstones that surround and outnumber them. I met like-minded grave hunters when The Hollywood Underground Yahoo group was formed in 1998.

I ran the website from 2007-2015 in order to keep the public informed about the ongoing closure/lawsuit story happening there in Glendale, Calif. The cemetery is now under new ownership and I am focusing on chronicling its 100+ year history.

Volunteers still work on updating the Grand View FindAGrave page and fulfilling photo requests.

Adventures in Grave Hunting is my cemetery-related blog. I haven't updated it in a while but the archives of old stories go back several years. I have a huge backlog of interesting stories just waiting to be told when I have more free time.

My first contribution to Find A Grave was in August 2000, in honor of my grave hunting buddy Denis Svoboda.

I collect vintage photographs of grave markers and of people posing in cemeteries, wondering about the stories behind the snapshots. I like to match them with Find A Grave memorials that are already online, virtually reuniting loved ones whose pictures somehow ended up for sale here and there. See the evolving results here.
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Susie Eyster Parks
RE: Oxbow Lakeside Olmstead & Wright
One last note, I just saw that your mother JUST passed away. Bless you for being there for her and with her. Give your self some time...I will take a lei to the ocean this week and send it out for her.
Added by Susie Eyster Parks on Apr 25, 2017 12:07 PM
Susie Eyster Parks
RE: Oxbow Lakeside Olmstead & Wright
Aloha, Lisa

I can't get to it this week, but will get you the info I used! Thank you very much! Mahalo
Added by Susie Eyster Parks on Apr 25, 2017 12:04 PM
Sara McFarland
RE: John Harper
You're welcome!
Added by Sara McFarland on Apr 19, 2017 8:51 AM
Bruce D. Rutherford
Virgil Luckadoo
Thank you so much for taking the photo of his marker. Means a lot to me.
Added by Bruce D. Rutherford on Apr 17, 2017 12:50 PM
Shelley Boring
RE: Headstone
Thank you! Thank you! My dad will be glad to hear this also.
Sincerely, Shelley
Added by Shelley Boring on Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM
Blue Star Mom
RE: Re: Theresa O'Dell at All Saints
All is well. Enjoy this blessed and beautiful weekend.
Added by Blue Star Mom on Apr 14, 2017 11:36 AM
Shelley Boring
Thank you so much for the photo of the headstone for Levina and Wendell. My father and I have been trying to get out to the cemetery and have not been able to as yet. I think the photo is a good one, and when you have the time could you also add it to Wendell Boring's memorial. Thank you so much for all you've done.
Shelley Boring
Added by Shelley Boring on Apr 13, 2017 5:59 AM
Shelley Boring
Thank you very much for updating and transferring Levian Boring to me. Have a wonderful week.
Shelley Boring
Added by Shelley Boring on Apr 10, 2017 4:25 PM
Gail Foley
thanks for the info. Appreciate your help.

Added by Anna on Apr 09, 2017 6:27 PM
Cheyne Farrell
Thank you
Thanks so much for the lovely picture of William Kinney's headstone. I appreciate it!

Cheyne Farrell
Added by Cheyne Farrell on Mar 21, 2017 9:36 AM
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