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VDR (#47292775)
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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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Martin Burrell
John Rush Mountain - Lone Fir Cem.
Greetings, and I hope you are feeling well.
Please, add this death notice to his memorial.

Martin Burrell

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December 22, 1904, John Rush Mountain, aged 69 years, 06 months and 02 days, died at his home, 50 1/2 North 9th Street, Portland, of chronic Bright's disease. Interment: Lone Fir Cemetery.

Newspaper: The Morning Oregonian; 24 Dec 1904, page 12, Published: Portland, Oregon.
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Bright's disease is of the kidney's -- probably a congestion and an obstructed circulation of them.
Causing blood to be passed off in the urine and a buildup of worn out matter in the kidney's continues, leading to their destruction.
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 24, 2014 3:17 AM
Brian H Schneden
Fred Wm Bankson
Thank you so much. I have an additional question if you could email me at bschneden@gmail.com
Added by Brian H Schneden on Nov 23, 2014 1:36 AM
Kaye Finan Brown
photos
Thank you very much for your kindness in taking the photos of the headstones for Edmund Moran and his wife and son. Also for the transfer of the memorials after you created them. Thank you for your dedication
Added by Kaye Finan Brown on Nov 22, 2014 9:46 PM
Randy Jackson
William H Messer
Thanks you for the photo of Williams grave
Added by Randy Jackson on Nov 22, 2014 2:25 AM
Michael Cummins
Monroe photos
Thank you!!!

Michael in Minneapolis
Added by Michael Cummins on Nov 20, 2014 2:18 PM
BJ
John Becker
Thanks so much for going out into the cold & snow to get these pictures for me...really appreciate your help...

Barb
Added by BJ on Nov 20, 2014 1:35 PM
BAF
Rebecca Stewart
Thanks so much for the promt response! Your time, effort and expertise is much appreciate. Great picture!
Added by BAF on Nov 19, 2014 7:21 PM
Joe Hanneman
Photos of Earl, Evelyn Mulqueen
Thank you so kindly for photographing the grave markers of my aunt and uncle at Mt. Olivet!
Added by Joe Hanneman on Nov 18, 2014 9:45 PM
Sandra Shaw Branz
Edwin & Unie Martin
Thank you for providing the headstone photos of my family members. With your permission I would like to post the information on ancestry.com giving you credit for taking the photos. Thanks again. Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Nov 18, 2014 1:49 PM
Cheryl Hanson
John & Dora McArthur
Dear VDR,

Thank you so much for the McArthur photos and for finding Dora. I never knew if they had buried her in California or what happened to her. You have made my day.

Thank you for all your work on Find a Grave. Have a great day.
Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Nov 18, 2014 11:40 AM
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