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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I have now been back in Colorado for a couple of years but I am still dreaming of waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain. I don't know if I will ever get use to the snow but I am told we need the snow for the water levels during the summer. I am unsure of the numbers but I believe rain works better and it doesn't require a shovel.

I have been lucky enough to connect with family and friends. While in Oregon I had some great Colorado volunteers that helped me with my family's stones and have had the pleasure of meeting and working with them in Colorado and meeting new ones along the way.

I have had quite a couple of years, babies born; friends & family that have passed; reconnected with friends from high school; getting to know my granddaughter, and I have had two surgeries.

I have been working a number of cemeteries trying to help family find family and over the last three years have heard some of the saddest and happiest stories from family that were so happy I helped them locate a missing loved one. I still get surprised when someone mentions the number of memorials I have loaded or the number of photo requests I have completed. I do this for you and the numbers mean nothing. If I was somehow able to help one of you during the day find an aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, parent, or childhood friend it is you that has given me a reason to smile that day and continue on with what I do.

Also, I believe in transferring photos to family no matter how many generations removed. I believe the four generation rule is used for hoarders that are interested in numbers and just want to keep your family. One of my pet peeves is people taking over or starting memorials that do not know how or have any intention of maintaining the site. I feel the family belongs to the family but should be with a family member that is going to insure that links and edits are going to be taken care of in a timely manner.

I do not transfer to non family I volunteer my time for the family and that is where I want them to end up. I am impressed and grateful that there are people who take time to work on groups and any editing you require or photos you need I am your girl but NO I don't transfer to non family.
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Thanks so much for the photo. It is really appreciated.
Added by WalT on Aug 31, 2014 4:46 PM
Brandt grave photo
Thanks so much for posting the pic of the Brandt's headstone. Much Appreciated!
Added by cinblevins on Aug 29, 2014 2:14 PM
Jennifer Koehler
Minnie Fisher-Koehler
Thank you so much! You went above and beyond adding in the text. I really appreciate your taking the time and effort to do this for us. No one knew whatever happened to her. Both her sons died never knowing how she died or where she was buried but now we all do.

Thank you so very much,

The Fisher-Koehler Family
Added by Jennifer Koehler on Aug 29, 2014 11:35 AM
Charla White Petelin
Katie Prince headstone
Thank you so much for the photograph of Katie Prince's stone. I appreciate your efforts!
Added by Charla White Petelin on Aug 28, 2014 3:32 PM
Debbie J.
Anne Presenkowski
Thanks for asking...glad to transfer. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on Aug 28, 2014 11:45 AM
Minerva Pearson
Thank you for trying to get a photo of her stone. At least we now know that her grave was/is unmarked. I really appreciate the time and effort put in to do this for me!
Added by cfenters on Aug 28, 2014 1:42 AM
Dr Andree S
The Barrs
Please send a transfer request. Not a problem.

Added by Dr Andree S on Aug 27, 2014 11:14 AM
Dr Andree S
John Harry Shea
Not a problem. Please don't make there out to be one. :-)

Just needed the accurate information.


Added by Dr Andree S on Aug 27, 2014 11:13 AM
Indian Creek
RE: edits sent to me..
Transfered today.. Thank you for taking care of them. While the project to do all 14 cemeterys has taken me 3 years to get on line and almost compleated. I am not a local and never knew any of the people burried in Indian Creek Township.. and i will be leaving my job in 2 more years and can feel better knowing family will care for the information for me.:)
Added by Indian Creek on Aug 27, 2014 8:51 AM
James Cavaleri photo
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. They are beautiful!
Added by Yeschke on Aug 27, 2014 8:19 AM
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