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Louis M. (#46599444)
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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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Allan Deptula
Iovanna Wright detail
In 1985 the NYT ran a story on the exhumation of FLW, his cremation and remains tranfer to Taliesin West at the wishes of his widow, Olgivanna. It seems that Iovanna was the person who signed the order for the exhumation as the daughter of FLW and his wife of 32 years. The NYT wrote:

Those critical of the decision point out that Iovanna Wright, now 59 years old, has lived for some time in a private sanitarium in Connecticut, where she is being treated for ''emotional problems,'' as Mr. Peters put it.
Mr. Henken and others argue that she could not have made an independent decision in signing the disinterment order.

These messages are intended to be deleted if you place the information on the memorial page.

Sincerely, Allan Deptula
Added by Allan Deptula on Sep 29, 2015 11:08 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
Packers Fan
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
Jack Larson
Thank you for doing this memorial for Jack. I never actually met him but wrote an article on his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen. Jack approved the article before it was published on the website, The Adventures Continue".

Added by Colete on Sep 21, 2015 12:09 PM
Emmett Lee
Hello Louis,
I found your post of the late Dr. Wayne W. Dyer most helpful. I look forward to an update that reveals the disposition of his body (whether cremated or buried) and where his resting place is.
Thanks again,
Bob Lee
ps: I can be reached at
Added by Emmett Lee on Sep 09, 2015 7:48 AM
Erin Edgar Stottle
Charles Arnold
Thank you for the photo for Charles Arnold.
Added by Erin Edgar Stottle on Aug 26, 2015 1:26 AM
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