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Louis M. (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

I miss Chris with all my heart.
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Donna Bomberger Grippin
Please add photo to spouse's memorial. Thanks
Added by Donna Bomberger Grippin on Nov 15, 2015 2:40 PM
Jack Edward Larson (1928-2015)
Jack is buried next to his mother at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries. Here are the particulars:

Date of Death 9/20/2015
Burial Property Name Garden of Peace
Burial Section 4
Burial Lot 148
Grave/Niche 3
Entrance Gate 1
Added by vbigelow on Nov 08, 2015 8:09 PM
Richard Howell
Mel Farr
I added a photo today..
Added by Richard Howell on Oct 23, 2015 2:26 PM
Violet Boyer
Thanks so much for taking this photo for me, Louis! I really appreciate it! Nice to see the spot, even if it's unmarked.

I loved your memorial to Chris by the way. I lost my dad to diabetes too, and in fact yesterday I was in San Diego doing my 10th annual diabetes walk. Here's the link to my walk page:

Thanks for giving your time and effort as a photo volunteer!
Added by Trickykid1 on Oct 19, 2015 10:38 AM
Allan Deptula
Memorial# 152480971
Cher Louis! Here are the details of Iovanna's life. I'm originally from Madison Wisconsin and I met Svetlana Peters and Olgivanna, briefly.

Iovanna Lloyd Wright
1925 - 2015
Iovanna Lloyd Wright passed away on September 7, 2015, in a nursing home in San Gabriel, California. She was 89.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 3, 1925, Iovanna was the only child of Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. She was raised and lived most of her life at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin and at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 1949 Iovanna Lloyd Wright went to Paris, France, where she studied dance and philosophy with the philosopher and mystic, G. I. Gurdjieff. His dances were called "Movements" and were based on sacred dances discovered during his travels to Central Asia, Tibet and other countries in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.

On her return to the United States, Iovanna taught classes in these "Movements" to the Taliesin Fellowship, students at the school for architecture and related arts, founded in 1932 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.

She went on to create many choreographic works and wrote a number of plays, fusing the two art forms into what she termed dance-dramas. She began writing poetry and some fiction in her earlier years, which continued through the last several years of her life.

Major productions of her dance-dramas became known as The Taliesin Festival of Music and Dance and were presented annually to the public at Taliesin West in Arizona. Her mother, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, a former pupil of Gurdjieff, composed the music, which was played by members of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Iovanna trained the performers in these productions the architecture students, painters and sculptors, as well as the architects at Taliesin. The "Movements" were also presented in Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. A production of her own choreography was presented at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the early 1970's.

Iovanna Lloyd Wright is survived by her only child, Eve Lloyd Wright; nephew Eric Lloyd Wright; nephew Brandoch Peters, the son of William Wesley Peters, the first apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and his son-in-law through his marriage to Svetlana Hinzenburg, Olgivanna's first child and Iovanna's half-sister with whom she spent her childhood and youth.

We who love Iovanna will miss her very much and will honor her particular genius by way of our own work and through our own lives.

A private Memorial Service in honor of Iovanna Lloyd Wright is planned for December 4, 2015 at the Wayfarer's Chapel (5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310-377-1650)
Added by Allan Deptula on Sep 29, 2015 10:46 AM
Barbara Lane Hug
Albert Barker gravestone photo
Thanks so much for the photograph. I really appreciate it. Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to viewing and sending this thank you to you.
Barbara Lane Hug
Added by Barbara Lane Hug on Sep 26, 2015 4:38 PM
RE: Jack Larson
I've sent you a message with the link.
Added by Colete on Sep 24, 2015 10:04 AM
Jack Larson

Here is the link to the article that was my first collaborative effort. Most of the articles at that site have been solely mine. I am currently working on a tribute to him on my blog. Here is the link to the article:

Added by Colete on Sep 23, 2015 6:30 PM
Nicole Morley
Suzanne Crough
Hi:I was wondering if you were going to be adding a headstone picture to the Find A Grave page for Suzanne any time soon? Take care.
Added by Nicole Morley on Sep 23, 2015 12:41 PM
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Al Freeman Jr
Do you know where the actor, Al Freeman Jr is buried?
Added by Packers Fan on Sep 23, 2015 12:14 PM
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