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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 4 months, 3 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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Robert Z'Dar
Hi lou, great memorial for robert. Fyi, he was from Westchester IL, a few miles west of Chicago. He attended Proviso West HS in Hillside, just next door. Jon
Added by DasKommissar on Apr 17, 2015 4:41 PM
Nancy Brown
LeRoy Nichols
Thank you so much for the picture.
Added by Nancy Brown on Apr 17, 2015 3:35 PM
Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoeft
Love your Bio
Oh, and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your Bio!!! I also love cemeteries and have been roaming them, originally with my Granny Marlett since I can remember...and while it's a bit harder now as I'm getting up there in years, it's still my passion and brings so much pleasure. Thanks again for the Salmans photos at Rose Hills Memorial Park...I know I'll never make it to California, so having you and your traveling group out there, means a lot!!! Sharen
Added by Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoe... on Apr 17, 2015 10:02 AM
Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoeft
Rose Hills Memorial Park: George Edwin Alison Salmans and Eva Olive Jarvis Salmans
Louis...many thanks for the photos for Eva Jarvis Salmans and especially for the photo showing the UNMARKED GRAVE for George Edwin Alison Salmans; I've submitted birth dates and locations and name corrections for each. Appreciate so much getting these photo's...hope you are having a wonderful Spring. Sharen in Oklahoma
Added by Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoe... on Apr 17, 2015 9:58 AM
Bill Norman
Laura Kempton Mecham
Hi Louis,
Thank you for taking and posting the photo of Laura's headstone. Nice photo. Much appreciated.
Added by Bill Norman on Apr 17, 2015 5:34 AM
Becky Doan
Charles Smith
Thank you for this photo. We've spent a long time trying to track this family and now have some pieces put together. BD
Added by Becky Doan on Apr 16, 2015 10:45 PM
Kelly Garcia
Rose Hills Volunteer
Hi Louis,

I am actually hitting Gate 19 today and then possibly jumping over to 17 depending on how much time I have. I drive a white Prius and walk around with a old school brown clip board if you ever see me come say hi. I am working on updating all the plot information for as many Rose Hills records as I can. It's really helping me with my volunteering and hope it is helping the other volunteers! Have a great day!
Added by Kelly Garcia on Apr 16, 2015 1:15 PM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
RE: Rev. Robert Schuller
Louis, thanks ever so much for getting back to me. I will see if I can submit Robert Schuller's photos to Find A Grave for famous people. Your biography on him was great. I even looked up his siblings and his parents.
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Apr 03, 2015 2:58 PM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Rev. Robert Schuller
Louis, thank you for creating Rev. Robert Schuller's biography. Can you add more photos please? He was such a big part of my spiritual life and he has so many wonderful photos to display for the world to see on Google Images.
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Apr 03, 2015 1:46 PM
father's memorial
Hi Louis, here's Robert Schuller's father and mother you can link to: Father Anthony Schuller: 55548958
mother Jennie Schuller: 55548997. thanks, Gary
Added by parsong on Apr 03, 2015 12:57 PM
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