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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I have worked with and enjoyed communicating with a number of great volunteers in both Colorado and Oregon and consider them my friends and FAG family. With that in mind this year has also brought me a few nasty volunteers that I have had to have FAG block from emailing me. Please if you are one of these move on no communication is required and leaves more time for me to help the ones that need and appreciate my help. Also, I don't believe I need help on how to load memorials – after over 50,000 memorials managed I think I have it down.

I enjoy helping people with finding and linking their families – investigating is in my blood. I also enjoy filling photo requests as you can tell by my over 2,500 currently taken. So if you need my help please let me know but please be considerate on the number asked at a time so I can help others who need my help. Also, if I tell you the grave is unmarked or the loved one was never buried at the cemetery, this was only brought to your attention after asking at least two people in the office and checking out the site myself to insure the information is accurate. I find I have a great working relationship with all the cemeteries I currently work with.

Transfers! If the name is Bolejack, Bolerjack, Pomeroy, Campbell, Deboard, Dickey, Hodges, Weddle, Francis, Barrett, Bennett, Boyde, Doyle, Braning, or Robinson – don’t bother asking. Or if I put a flower “ Family” – please don’t ask it just takes time away from what I am currently doing. With that said – I don’t believe in hording other volunteers family members. Sometimes it might take me a few days to answer but I do try and answer as quickly as possible. I also will not transfer when you have a proven history of poor updating and editing memorials skills. I believe that the loved one and their family members deserve someone that is prepared to take care of them.

Outside of FAG I am the proud grandmother of twin granddaughters and three grandsons. And if they don’t keep me busy enough I have two twin nephews and their brother that stop by to spread joy and the occasional cold.
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 • 64,100 Memorials Added
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Messages left for VDR (13)[Leave Message]
Jeff Hall
Thank you
Many thanks for the excellent headstone photos added for Corp Harold A Ruff. Nice work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Oct 17, 2017 6:50 PM
Fort Logan Cemetery
Thank you for claiming photo requests for this national cemetery...I am working to update records and photos and do appreciate your efforts. Kay
Added by GrammieK on Oct 17, 2017 2:02 PM
SK Graff
I appreciate the Ruff family photos for Andrew, Harold, Robert & his wife Doris. This narrows my search down to 3 Ruff's remaining, burial locations unknown, Mollie, Katherine & Marion, you've been a tremendous help! Thank you!
Added by SK Graff on Oct 17, 2017 10:01 AM
Mills Wood
Thanks for your time and effort in finding and photographing the marker or Mills Wood in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge Colorado.
Added by letterman1959 on Oct 15, 2017 2:53 PM
Jan Peter schouten
photo request Bourquin
Dear VDR,

Thank you very much for your prompt reaction to my photo request concerning Auguste A. Bourquin (Fairmount Cemetery, Denver). I am glad to know from the inscription his year of birth and of his arrival in the US.
I am interested in this person because I write a book about missionaries who worked in India. And, before he became a consular agent in the US, he actually was a missionary in Bombay!

Best regards,
Jan Peter
Naarden, The Netherlands
Added by Jan Peter schouten on Oct 09, 2017 2:16 PM
nita stolns
Boulder Cemeteries
You was referred to me by another graver as taking good photo's. One of my gravier friends has moved to the western slope so I asked someone else, and she referred you. I used to travel to Denver and Boulder a few times a year but getting older I cannot do it any longer. Let me know and I will give you numbers and the cemeteries in Boulder.

Best regards to you and yours.
Added by nita stolns on Oct 03, 2017 1:48 PM
Jo Ann Phillips Kelly
Irene Oner Curtis
I am working on my husband's Kelly genealogy and just noticed I have a duplicate of your memorial #96341611 for Irene Onar Curtis, who was my Father-in-law's sister. My memorial is #142169902 for Irene Oner Kelly Curtis. I noticed this after I noticed on DC that I had incorrectly listed her in the wrong cemetery and made thr correction.

Could you please transfer her memorial or tell me how to merge this with mine as I have parents and other family information.
Thanks so much,
Jo Ann Kelly
Added by Jo Ann Phillips Kelly on Sep 30, 2017 10:08 AM
Frank Family Edits
Thank you for the quick response on the Frank family members.
If you ever need any grave pics of anyone in the NY metro area. Send me a note.
Added by jeedudeg on Sep 20, 2017 9:22 PM
L Thompson
Lee Stock Find A Grave Memorial #44843419
Many thanks for the wonderful photos posted on Find A Grave Memorial #44843419 for Lee Stock. The photo request was made on a Sunday and by the following day you posted the photo -- it doesn't get any better than that!
Added by L Thompson on Sep 18, 2017 5:20 PM
twider me
RE: 68202989 Alice Frances Gale
Guess what I found today - a newspaper article in the Oregonian from Sunday Oct 14, 1900 for the marriage of Alice Frances Pritchard to L. Harry Gurney on Oct. 08, 1900. Also there is a site transfer from ancestry to the Oregon Marriage Index for their marriage, but it comes up as an Error when trying to connect to it. So the plot thickens. Still can't find anything on her death as of yet. I know she was born after Jennie & Harry got married. They were married in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, Nov. 08, 1882 according to their marriage certf., Alice was born July 31, 1883. Haven't been able to find any more "yet" and can't find anything on her husband, L. Harry Gurney. Will keep trying though. Thanks again for trying.
Added by twider me on Sep 17, 2017 12:05 PM
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