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Lisa Burks (#46590262)
 member for 16 years, 6 months, 13 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.

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. Feel free to contact me via private email, the edit button on the page you want to manage or by leaving a message below. :)


In late June 2014, I moved back to Michigan from California to be my Mom's primary caregiver; she is a stroke survivor and we are currently navigating the world of dementia. 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.


ABOUT ME & 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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Messages left for Lisa Burks (283)[Leave Message]
Thank you so much for posting the photos of Mindwell and Eli Lee. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Feb 18, 2017 7:07 PM
C. Krueger
Winterhalter Family Transfers
Thank you so much Lisa. I appreciate all the hard work you did on this family. I am aware as you mentioned about Anna Winterhalter possibly not being Martin's mother. Am searching for records about her. I remember seeing that she did come to America with her family including Martin who was very young. Will keep trying to solve the mystery.
I appreciate your dedication to findagrave. Carolyn
Added by C. Krueger on Feb 17, 2017 3:20 PM
Yankee Magnolia
Della Ruth
Thank you for the edits and obituary for Della Ruth. I have added the obituary to her memorial.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Feb 16, 2017 11:46 AM
C. Krueger
Winterhalter Family at St. Mary's Milford MI
Thank you Lisa for your kind offer to transfer those family members to me. I am so happy to have them. Anna Winterhalter Krauser is also supposed to be buried there and will add her to findagrave when I have absolute proof. Tragic in that she died in her twenties in Harper Hospital Detroit Michigan. I don't want her to be forgotten for generations to come.
Most Sincerely - Carolyn
Added by C. Krueger on Feb 16, 2017 5:59 AM
C. Krueger
Winterhalter Family
Added by C. Krueger on Feb 16, 2017 5:52 AM
Holly Herda
RE: Thankful Hall
Awesome! Thank you so much. :)
Added by Holly Herda on Feb 15, 2017 9:34 PM
Holly Herda
Thankful Hall
Hello! Thank you so much for uploading the pictures of Thankful Hall's grave! Would it be all right for me to add them to her profile on
Added by Holly Herda on Feb 15, 2017 7:54 PM
Courtney Loeh
Susan Carol Pantke
Hi Lisa,

I put in a couple edits for Susan Pantke. She was my aunt. She and my mother are sisters. Thank you for creating her memorial and also for trying to connect Sara's memorial to Susan's.
Added by Courtney Loeh on Jan 05, 2017 10:13 PM
Glenda Schroeder
Thanks so much for the transfer.
Added by Glenda Schroeder on Nov 26, 2016 6:36 PM
Sharon Ellis
RE: Chamberlins at White Lake Cemetery
Hi Lisa,
Yes, please do transfer Fannie and Orrin Chamberlin.
I would be delighted to have them and will update them too. Keep well,
Added by Sharon Ellis on Nov 25, 2016 9:26 PM
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