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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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I cannot believe I have to say this, but....
People, I have a life. It is not always pleasant. Life is sometimes just that way. Someone has recently castigated me because I didn't change their family information on their family's memorials within a week. Within that particular week, I did an emergency run to Oklahoma due to a family death (14 hour drive one way). I came roaring back to Colorado to emergencies at work. I don't own a laptop, so I could make no changes while gone. My husband would like my attention periodically, as does the garden, etc. Please, PLEASE respect that we are all volunteers, unpaid folks who do this for the joy and love of family, cemeteries, or a boatload of other reasons. Give me A MONTH to make changes. I know that seems like for forever on your part, but on my part, at times, that's 32 seconds. Blessings, Beth

You have my permission to use my photos of Headstones in your own genealogy. It would be nice if you'd give me a little credit, but, let's get real, how am I to know? "Photo of headstone courtesy of Findagrave Contributor Beth in Colorado (#47321605)" works for me!

I love looking for family, no matter how far removed. It's just flat fun! My main interest, however, are Geer's, Hodge's, Hampton's, Cargo's, Walker's, Simmons', Sala's, Snyder's, and any attachments of said families.

While researching my family on, the never ending story, right?, I found the Chicago Tribune's Obituary section. I've taken to putting entries from there on to Findagrave. Can I say I love the names in Chicago? I also noted burials from church records in Philadelphia that are also on I'm going to go back and start in-putting those records on Findagrave, too.

I became a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado back in 2011. I do so love UHC. One day I'll have photos of every Headstone out there up on Findagrave, and will have connected my peeps buried out there to each other. It was the Little Ones who got me hooked. "Where's your Momma, Baby? Where's your Papa?" Drove me nuts, so I started trying to find Momma's and Daddy's. I'm now a lost cause.

All of this with a full-time job that I'm on-call for 24/7, bowling on Thursdays (which I really suck at, but somebody's got to be the Team Handicap), gardening (both flowers & veggies), and riding bikes with my husband, John, in the mountains on my beloved Harley, Pookah.

Enjoy! And I hope I've helped you in your own searching.


So, this is how I get started on tracking and linking the Folks in Union Highland Cemetery.

1. I notice the Vahldick's and Cowperthwaite's are buried in the same Lot. Gee, why is that?

2. There's only one other Vahldick in the Cemetery, Miss Sadie, and, why lookie there!, her grave is right next to Edward & Mary Ann Cowperthwaite waaaay on the other side of the cemetery. Two separate Vahldick's by two separate Cowperthwaite's. Bet that means something.

3. Harold's father was born in Illinois; his mother was born in England. Sadie Vahldick was born in England IF she is a Cowperthwaite.

3. In the 1910, 1920 & 1930 census', Mr. Harold Vahldick is living with Mr. David R. Davis. Harold is David's nephew. Oh, gee! Mr. David R. Davis's Lot is right behind Mr. Harold R. Vahldick's plot. Nephew, huh? That means Mr. David R. Davis is married to Harold's mother's sister.

4. Mr. David R. Davis is married to Miss Joan. I'll bet Miss Joan is a Cowperthwaite, etc. etc.

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Messages left for Beth in Colorad... (522)[Leave Message]
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Radford relatives
I loved reading your bio and I know exactly how you feel about wanting to link family members together on F.A.G. It is very important and helpful for research when you are trying to locate family members. I say keep up the volunteer work - you do an exceptional job and I for one appreciate it very much. Because of your documentation I was able to match some of my Radford family from Missouri.
Again, thank you for all of your help.
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Added by Bonnie Waltman Radford on Aug 12, 2017 12:07 AM
Ann Watson
Harlan Hockett
Thank you Beth for updating Harlan's grave memorial.

Ann Watson
Added by Ann Watson on Aug 08, 2017 11:24 AM
karen h
RE: Rebecca Alexander
You are very welcome Beth!
Added by karen h on Jul 31, 2017 3:39 PM
Nancy Forbis
RE: Alex and Laura Morrison
Thank you for your time updating the memorials.

Added by Nancy Forbis on Jul 30, 2017 7:26 PM
RE: Rob Minteer's Lists
You betcha
Added by CCC on Jul 24, 2017 5:16 PM
C. Murrah
RE: Leela Monett
Beth - Thanks for the quick response and transfer. Also, thanks for your major contribution to Findagrave. People like you have made it possible to find many members of our family and friends of the past. Keep up the good work. Yes, it is fun, but very time-consuming and I for one appreciate it.
Added by C. Murrah on Jul 23, 2017 6:39 PM
U go Girl! My Parents & Grandparents were from OK, also, El Reno, actually.. John
Added by JKSWAS on Jul 19, 2017 2:07 PM
Michael Stock
Batista, Mary
Hi Beth,
Like you I also do volunteer work for Find a Grave though for only 2+ years my identification number is 48720428.

This time however, I'm currently using Find a Grave to locate information regarding my family. Itís the Batista side of my family, my Motherís people. Iím contacting you because your name appears as the ďMaintainerĒ of their site.

In 1976 my Mother, Lucille, my brother Marion, and I flew out from California to attend Maryís funeral; at that time I did not obtain any official documents but my Mom may have, I donít know and Mom has since past.

During a trip in 2016 I had an opportunity to visit the family gravesite to pay my respects, however, not realizing I would be doing the Batista side of the family this soon I failed to make inquiries about obtaining death certificates.

Iím hoping you can direct me to the (City, County or funeral Home, etc.) office that I can contact to obtain these documents.

Any information will be appreciated.

Michael Stock
San Jose, CA
408.723.8961 residence
408.316.4939 cell
Added by Michael Stock on Jul 06, 2017 3:32 PM
Judy Lynn Slusser Hansen
Slusser's , Charles, Minnie, and Anna
Just wanted to say thank you for your selfless service to all of us searching for our family history. I cannon begin to express my gratitude to all of you volunteers. Because of you a empty place has been filled in. Charles was my paternal grandfather's brother. I am so amazed to find him less than 20 miles from where I now live. I never knew my grandfather Charles Diamond Slusser, so to find his long lost brother's grave is astounding. I would not have found it without you. I plan on visiting their grave soon and putting flowers on his grave on behalf of his brother, my grandfather. Thank you so much on behalf of myself, my daughter and grandson. You are an angel here on earth! God Bless you. Judy Lynn Slusser Hansen.6/18/2017
Added by Judy Lynn Slusser Hansen on Jun 18, 2017 2:32 PM
Beverly Trump Dittberner
RE: Lorena May Trump
Thank you so much- all my best
Added by Beverly Trump Dittberner on Jun 04, 2017 7:17 PM
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