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I'm an eclectic girl, with eclectic tastes ... and I have a bizarre sense of humor ...

Wife, Mother, Daughter, Woman, American, HUMAN, Registered Nurse - healthcare/human rights/equal rights advocate - currently dealing with my own health issues.

I am the oldest of 3 daughters of a British Mum, and a Chamorro (Guamanian) Dad ... a proud "Overseas Military BRAT",* as a child ... (the noun --- NOT the adjective ;) ... see below)

As a working adult, I traveled this nation as an RN Educator and Consultant, and spent some time as the Education Coordinator at a local hospital, after years as an Open Heart Surgical Nurse in the OR ... plus many more years in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Geriatrics, & Oncology.

I am now trying to find joy in my life with my 2 school-aged daughters and husband, as I deal with my own health challenges, and their impact on my life ... on our family life.

Interests: Guam, Ireland, England, Genealogy, cross-stitching, reading, music, movies, computers, social media, & networking

I LOVE maintaining & researching mine & my husband's LARGE family tree. I have recently started creating "memorial pages" for the deceased members of our family, as well - hoping to link all of our family together.

For me, it is a way to honor & remember each member of our family who has passed, and have the opportunity to spend some time & leave a message and a flower in their memory ... as a lot of my family is located in various places around the world, I am unable to visit them in person.

I am the daughter of: Jose Lizama (nee Taitano) (adopted Garrido) of Barrigada, Guam, USA
My father's second wife is: Frances Sablan Aguon

Granddaughter of:
Carlos Flores Taitano (Kabesa/Kueto)
Joaquina Crisostomo Lizama (Beyong/Pinalek)
Her older sister: Florencia C L Garrido adopted my dad and one of his sisters when both of his parents passed away. I claim ALL of both families!

Great granddaughter of:
Juan (John) San Nicolas Taitano (Papan Batchit)
Rosario Sablan Flores (Mama Ling)
Pedro DeLeon Lizama
Conception Cruz Crisostomo

G-G-granddaughter of:
Jose Mendiola Taitano (Papan Catan)
Juana Perez SanNicolas (Nanan Catan)
Jose Aguon Flores
Candalaria Diaz Sablan
Mariano Lizama
Rosa DeLeon
Angel Dela Cruz Crisostomo
Maria Dela Cruz

I am the daughter of: Wendy Joyce (nee Reed) (adopted Edwards) of High Wycombe, BUCKS, England.

Granddaughter of:
Phoebe Jane Reed

Great granddaughter of:
Annie Maria Hunt Rockell Edwards
Bertie Edwards
My Mum's grandparents adopted and raised her from birth

I also manage my husbands side of the family tree -- (We BOTH have large extended families!) :)

His parents are:
Stanley Cassius Ryan from Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Louise Emma McDowell Ryan from Windber, Pennsylvania, USA

His grandparents are:
Harry Holmes Ryan
Ethel Julia Fuller Ryan
Andrew McDowell
Priscilla Louise Lilly McDowell

CONTACT: Feel free to contact me via THIS site. Submit edits via this site/edit tab. I am NOT here everyday ... I prefer edit requests via THIS site first, but am not adverse to email reminders. Also use email for personal (non-public message) contact. Thanks!

*Origin of the term BRAT:
"BRAT status. It stands for: British Regiment Attached Traveler. Over the years, it was altered to refer only to the children of the military member (the wives of the British Army [who were all males] objected to the term referring to them). And the term not only stuck, but in many cases was adopted world-wide."

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