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Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo Howdy hi! While you're here, I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a flower for my grandma, Lola June "Nan" Beckstead. She passed away in 2009, and things just haven't been quite the same since then.

I got into Find A Grave after Nan passed away. There was some animosity within my family, and as a result, she never had an obituary in the paper and she was never interred with Grandpa like she wanted. I felt like everyone was trying to forget my Nanny. A couple years after her passing I made her a memorial on Find A Grave so I could have somewhere to go to remember her, and let everyone know what a great person she was.

After I made her memorial I made one for my grandpa, and my great-grandparents, and eventually I started taking pictures at local cemeteries and making memorials for people I didn't even know. I enjoy the research aspect, but most importantly I don't want anyone to be forgotten, just like I made sure Nan wasn't.

When I'm not out graving I'm an avid crocheter and crazy cat lady, and I'm rather fond of sitting around playing video games instead of getting a haircut and/or a real job. I've also recently taken up fishkeeping.

I spent the first 19 years of my life in Reno, Nevada, but on July 21, 2015 I packed up my 35 pets and moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue a degree in Mortuary Science at Mesa Community College. Unfortunately, we had one casualty during the trip, one of our beloved fancy mice. Minnie Mae will be forever missed!

Most of my ancestors hail from Utah. My family tree includes the following surnames: Beckstead, Butterfield, Channing, Childs, Cowdell, Dody, Haddenham, Jacobsen, Jenkins, Johnson, Reed and Thompson.

I will transfer any of my memorials to anyone that requests them (except of course my grandparents, Francis & Lola Beckstead, and my great-grandparents, Lizzie & David Channing and Ivies & Myrtle Beckstead). Whether it's out of guidelines or in bulk; if you can make the memorial(s) better, you are welcome to manage. Also feel free to use my photos, there is no need to ask permission or credit me.

If you're not a member of Find A Grave but would like me to make corrections to a memorial, feel free to send me an email! Make sure to include either a link to the memorial(s) you want corrected, or the memorial number.

If I haven't responded to your correction/email in 3-4 days, send me a message here or send me another email! Sometimes old-style corrections get lost in the mass of "Edit Processed" emails, or I just flat-out forget (I have a bad habit of reading emails at 3 am, marking them as read, then going to sleep and accidentally forgetting about them, lol).

I'm a big fan of the virtual flowers feature here on Find A Grave, so I like to leave tokens not only for the people I make memorials for, but also the families of those people, folks on the random stroll, and just any memorial I happen to visit. Most of the flowers in my scrapbook are fancy, cute, colorful, sparkly, or otherwise snazzy, and I understand this style isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea. So, if you don't like a token I've left for your loved one, just send me a message or an email and I'll be happy to replace it with something different or remove it altogether (whichever you prefer).
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Hello, I was wondering if there was anyone I might be able to contact at the cemetery that could possibly trim the grass growing around My Great Grandfathers grave? The picture I found on this site does not show his name enough to know who's it is. Of course I would love to have a picture with his name included since it does show he served in World War II. Unfortunately I now live across the country and am not able to do this myself. Any in site you might be able to provide would be greatly Appreciated.
Added by Nichole on Nov 11, 2015 10:18 AM
Jim Herman
Henry Baker
What was I thinking... dah, (striking my forehead with my palm). Thanks Jim
Added by Jim Herman on Oct 29, 2015 8:25 AM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
Dearest Alexandra,

Thank You So Much for your remembrance of my daughter's birthday. It is so wonderful and am grateful to have so many awesome people be part of this bittersweet day for us as many of you deeply understand. Thank you again for thinking of Valencia on her Special Day, her Heavenly 39th Birthday ...forever thankful!!!

Blessings always, Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Oct 24, 2015 11:44 AM
Thank you
Thank you for leaving flowers for my family. I live in Gardnervile, NV. We may have mutual family I Utah - small world! - Joni
Added by Joni on Oct 21, 2015 1:00 AM
Re: Gino Martini
Absolutely! There's just a few corrections, but I so dislike it when my errors remain.

Added by Karen on Oct 20, 2015 9:39 AM
Re: The Martini's
Alexandra --
Great! Yes, let me add their memorials so that I can write their info and then will transfer them to you. I'll link the children and she to her parents as well.
Added by Karen on Oct 13, 2015 3:55 PM
Alexandra --
Wow! Great job!! Unless the individual that I might add to the Chapel of the Valley is a Dayton pioneer or directly linked, I'll be transferring management to you. I'll take a look at those I've already added as well...
Added by Karen on Oct 10, 2015 5:06 PM
Scott Simpson Memorial
Thanks for your photo of my cousin's headstone. Your efforts are appreciated. JF Simpson
Added by Plainsanimal on Oct 09, 2015 10:09 AM
I just wanted to thank you for leaving a nice token at Easter for my dearest Aunt, Olive "Almeta" Kennedy. She was more like a Mother to me. Thanks so much! I'll try & repay you by visiting your Grandmother. Not tonight tho. I'm about to fall asleep. :)
Best regards,
Added by Sue on Sep 13, 2015 9:20 PM
Ethel Rae
Alexandra --
No, no, again, you manage so well. As I said, once I find (or not) the obit, I'll delete the duplicate. I so wish other contributors that I contact would manage their memorials as well!
Added by Karen on Sep 01, 2015 8:45 AM
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