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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Welcome 2016!!

As you can see I am still in Colorado (currently snowing and in the teens) and still dreaming of Oregon and its waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain.. I am looking forward to a possible trip back to Oregon later this year for at least a week.

I have worked with and enjoyed communicating with a number of great volunteers in both Colorado and Oregon and consider them my friends and FAG family. With that in mind this year has also brought me a few nasty volunteers that I have had to have FAG block from emailing me. Please if you are one of these move on no communication is required and leaves more time for me to help the ones that need and appreciate my help. Also, I don't believe I need help on how to load memorials – after over 50,000 memorials managed I think I have it down.

I enjoy helping people with finding and linking their families – investigating is in my blood. I also enjoy filling photo requests as you can tell by my over 2,500 currently taken. So if you need my help please let me know but please be considerate on the number asked at a time so I can help others who need my help. Also, if I tell you the grave is unmarked or the loved one was never buried at the cemetery, this was only brought to your attention after asking at least two people in the office and checking out the site myself to insure the information is accurate. I find I have a great working relationship with all the cemeteries I currently work with.

Transfers! If the name is Bolejack, Bolerjack, Pomeroy, Campbell, Deboard, Dickey, Hodges, Weddle, Francis, Barrett, Bennett, Boyde, Doyle, Braning, or Robinson – don’t bother asking. Or if I put a flower “ Family” – please don’t ask it just takes time away from what I am currently doing. With that said – I don’t believe in hording other volunteers family members. Sometimes it might take me a few days to answer but I do try and answer as quickly as possible. I also will not transfer when you have a proven history of poor updating and editing memorials skills. I believe that the loved one and their family members deserve someone that is prepared to take care of them.

Outside of FAG I am the proud grandmother of twin granddaughters and three grandsons. And if they don’t keep me busy enough I have two twin nephews and their brother that stop by to spread joy and the occasional cold.
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Martha Smith
Wow- what a nice photo. thank you so much.
Added by Giovanna on Dec 02, 2016 2:29 PM
David Stott
Thanks for the beautiful photo
Added by CCC on Dec 02, 2016 1:31 PM
Denise L (Reeves) Quintana
Oscar M Anderson
Thank you SO MUCH Val for taking the time to go to the cemetery and locate the grave and take a picture and then download it to this site. I truly appreciate your help.
Added by Denise L (Reeves) Quintan... on Nov 30, 2016 9:51 AM
Bell Photos
Thank you for the beautiful photos of the Bell headstones the family is going to be thrilled. They live out of country and won't ever see them in person. Thanks again
Added by CCC on Nov 30, 2016 5:09 AM
Mark Dieckman
Morahan memorial
Thanks for the photos of the Morahan memorial. Very nice work.
Added by Mark Dieckman on Nov 29, 2016 11:58 AM
Russ Gunther
Thank you!
Thank you for your photos of Agnes Baker Zemkus and Leo Baker's headstones!

Much appreciated!
Added by Russ Gunther on Nov 23, 2016 11:11 PM
Carolyn Kaylor
Pres and Norma Minnick headstone pic
Thank you so much for the wonderful picture! I appreciate your time and effort to get this great picture of this family's headstone picture!
Added by Carolyn Kaylor on Nov 14, 2016 6:34 PM
RE: Sarah
I understand that now, since my sister informed me this morning, as she works Fairmount. Fortunately I've already had a claim fulfilled, hopefully people wont have to go to the office. Thank you.
Added by Sarah on Nov 08, 2016 7:02 PM
Mark Reider
RE: Photos

A sincere thanks for your efforts !!

Added by Mark Reider on Nov 06, 2016 3:58 PM
Mark Reider
Annie Carroll
Thanks for posting a picture of the grave marker for Annie Carroll and some of her children buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO. She is my GG grandmother.
Added by Mark Reider on Nov 06, 2016 12:58 PM
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