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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 10 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 the Granger neighborhood of West Valley City, I currently reside in the Liberty Wells neighborhood of Salt Lake City and am a proud Salt Laker.

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. I also enjoy reading, writing (I currently serve as a reporter for Utah Political Capitol and am a contributing writer at and the Deseret News), and listening to '70s and '80s music.

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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Messages left for Ryan D. Curtis (1492)[Leave Message]
Esther Kinder
Terry Photo
Dear Ryan thank you so very much for the headstone picture. And thank you for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Esther Kinder on Jun 24, 2016 6:41 PM
Lynzi Coffey
Mamie Gee
Hey Ryan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to take a pictureally of Mamie's headstone. I sincerely appreciate your efforts!

Thanks again!
Added by Lynzi Coffey on Jun 24, 2016 3:15 PM
Thank you for the photos! :)
Added by ForeverRemembered on Jun 20, 2016 7:26 PM
Thank You!
Just wanted to say thanks for the transfer of William Hanson and his wife Hertha. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day.
Added by SlyLaydee on Jun 20, 2016 4:23 AM
Thank you!
Added by GraverGuy on Jun 19, 2016 6:10 PM
David Mower
Helen Pickett
Thanks for the headstone photo, Ryan.
Added by David Mower on Jun 19, 2016 6:03 PM
Chris Rickert
Giorgio Baldi
Ryan, I found your entry for Giorgio Baldi. He is related to my wife's family, through his wife Roberta. Do you have a connection to the Baldi family? I'm looking for more family tree information. Thank you.
Chris Rickert

Added by Chris Rickert on Jun 19, 2016 5:10 PM
Dale Gardner Bailey
David Earl and Ora Daybell Burton
Thank you Ryan for taking the pictures of the Gravestone for David and Ora Burton. It is always great to get the back of the stone, which lists the children in age order to check against family history charts. Your service is very much appreciated.

Best wishes for a great weekend,

Dale G. Bailey
Added by Dale Gardner Bailey on Jun 18, 2016 6:56 PM
Julie Haws
Thank you!
Thank you so much for all the photos at the Salt Lake Cemetery. It's good to know someone who isn't intimidated by the vastness of it. Great photos. Especially good to have the little ones remembered. Thank you for taking a photo even when a stone isn't there.
Added by Julie Haws on Jun 18, 2016 5:35 PM
Ivan Goold
Thank you for the wonderful headstone picture for Ivan. Noticed the birth year on it ... 1891. The birth year on both the death certificate and obituary is 1892. Looks like some confusion.

Your kindness is Sincerely Appreciated. Susan
Added by Susan on Jun 18, 2016 3:48 PM
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