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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 7 days
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A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, I was born at 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at Holy Cross Hospital (now Salt Lake Regional Medical Center) in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Raised in Millcreek, West Valley City, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, and Kearns, a lifelong dream came to frution on May 12, 2014, when I moved to Salt Lake City. I presently reside in the Liberty Wells neighborhood a place my ancestors first made their home in 1914.

Family history research led me to discover Find A Grave one day back in August of 2006. I subsequently joined and have greatly enjoyed contributing here since. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help document and memorialize the lives of those who came before me as well as preserve their information for future generations. It is truly a labor of love for me.

When not doing genealogical research, I'm deeply involved in Democratic politics at the local and state levels, serving as a state delegate, county delegate, precinct secretary, and Utah Stonewall Democrats board member. I also enjoy reading, writing (I currently serve as a reporter for Utah Political Capitol and am a contributing writer at, the Deseret News, and Building Salt Lake), and listening to '70s and '80s music.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, belonging to the Wells Ward, Salt Lake Granite Stake (formerly the Belvedere Ward, Salt Lake Wells Stake; and Jordan North Second Ward, Salt Lake Jordan North Stake).

Please let me know of any corrections or additions that need to be made to one of my memorials.

As for transfers, I don't subscribe to the four-generation rule. If I've added a memorial for one of your relatives or friends and you would like to manage it, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you have time, please leave flowers for my grandfather, Brent Curtis; my grandfather, Norm Gibbons; my grandmother, Gae Gibbons; my aunt, Jane Brandenburg; my uncle, Marc Curtis; and my cousin, Clair Harward

Some ancestors had a magic way
Of leaving trails to climb each day
They had a goal and climbed with care
Faith gave them dreams and a home most fair
So from a land across the sea
They came to a land most promised to be
And lived their lives happy and free
They gave us freedom and a heritage great
Anchoring our souls from a cruel fate
Great thrills and joys their stories bring
Of the lives they lived and the songs they sing
God grant that I may useful be
And meet these dear ones in Eternity

- Eunice E.C. Record

My family surnames include:

Curtis, Danielsen, Jensen, Obray, Bickmore, Bradshaw, Carter, Fullmer, Eskelsen, Oldham, Brockway, Gardner, Simonsen, Madsen, Salmon.

Gibbons, Curtis, Asay, Harward, Carpenter, Wilson, Pedrick, Avery, Broadhead, Durfee, Ellsworth, Franklin, Miner, Baxter, McCleve, Meeks.

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T Barker
Richard Weller Brenchley
I noticed you created the page for Richard Brenchley. His sister Caroline is my 3rd Great Grandmother. I was hoping maybe you were a relation of the Brenchley family and would have some insight or info about his Father William Broadbent Brenchley and how the family came to america or anything about the family in England before they came. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by T Barker on Mar 22, 2017 3:32 AM
Esther Kinder
Caleb Worman
Thank you Ryan
Added by Esther Kinder on Mar 20, 2017 12:45 PM
cathy twitchell
thomas thorsen
can you put thomas thosren (tommy) obituary on find a grave in salina pioneer utah
Added by cathy twitchell on Mar 05, 2017 5:52 AM
Blaine & Elaine Berger
Lois Lavedar
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Blaine & Elaine Berger on Mar 03, 2017 4:46 PM
Darrell Brownlee
I wish I can send you private message :)
Where did you get his picture because his daughter would love to havemore pictures of her parents there is goodreasons that I can explain in private messages Daughter wants pictures of her parents but not have any so thank you fo rposting those memorials up on for me to find to send to her :)
please sendme email
Thank you
Added by Redcinder on Feb 27, 2017 9:37 AM
Linda Kasyan
thank you
thanks for the easy transfer... his daughter says thanks too.
Added by Linda Kasyan on Feb 25, 2017 7:11 PM
Patricia Hobbs
Thank you
I don't know you, nor are the chances great that I will ever meet you. But I feel compelled to offer my sincere gratitude to you and the great service you do. My grandmother passed away 3 and a half years ago. She was my best friend. I miss her every single day. I live in Texas, and have been unable to visit her grave, save a couple of times. It was with great peace that I found the pictures you uploaded of her gravesite. Thank you. Now I feel like I can visit anytime. It is healing to me. Thank you, sincerely.
Added by Patricia Hobbs on Feb 19, 2017 8:29 AM
Thank you!
Thank you so much Ryan! I was able to link her parents and add a photo of her. Kiss!
Added by CTV on Feb 18, 2017 10:21 AM
Maydean Grundstrom
Earl Bennett
Mr Curtis

My father Earl M. Bennett, who is buried at Fort Douglas Cemetery, in the Cemetery on the campus of University of Utah. You have his date of birth listed on your record as May 9th 1908. He was born on May 9, 1905 not 1908. I appreciate you taking care of these records.

My mother was born in Salt Lake City on January 3rd 1911.

My parents are both buried at the old Fort douglas Cemetery with my twin sisters.

Thank you
Maydean Grundstrom
Added by Maydean Grundstrom on Feb 14, 2017 12:38 PM
Amy Burton Moore
Thank you!
Thank you for transfering my Aunt Ingeborg's memorial to me! Bless you for all the good you're doing!
Added by Amy Burton Moore on Feb 13, 2017 2:18 PM
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