|Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)|
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I've lived all of my life in Reno, Nevada, and my family tree includes the following surnames:|
In Utah: Beckstead, Dody, Channing, Reed, Jenkins, Butterfield, Haddenham, Cowdell and Childs
My two big projects right at the moment are Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, Nevada, and Masonic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Reno.
I will transfer to anyone and everyone, unless the memorial in question is one of my relatives (which is unlikely, as I'm not related to 99% of the memorials I make). 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.
I've always been interested in genealogy and local history. I love reading old newspapers and driving around town with my mom while she tells me what shops used to be what back in the 70's.
It was a combination of this fascination and the events that transpired after my grandma passed away in 2009 that led to me discovering Find A Grave.
There was some animosity within the family after Nan passed away, and as a result she never had an obituary, her ashes haven't been interred with Grandpa, and her name isn't even on their gravestone. I think this is terribly unfair. My Nanny was a wonderful person, and October 22, 2009 marked the end of a rich and fulfilled life that deserved much, much more than what we gave her.
I made her memorial on Find A Grave to make up for what I was too young to do when she passed, and now I have a permanent place to go to reminisce. I figure if she doesn't have a physical grave I can put flowers on, a virtual one is the next best thing.
This sentiment of not letting her be forgotten is what led to my additional contributions to Find A Grave. I've done what I can for Nan, but what about the thousands of other people whose gravestones are now the only sign someone once cared about them? The people who haven't been thought about in 30, 50, or even 100 years?
I feel that everyone deserves to be remembered, and I try to do the best I can on each and every memorial I make. I add obituaries if I can find them, and pack in as much information as possible (although sometimes there just isn't much to go on). I'm on a quest for equal remembrance, and Find A Grave is an excellent tool to get the job done.
If you'd like to leave a flower for my grandma, I'd surely appreciate it :-).
Lola June Beckstead
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:) Hi! I noticed you added a photograph of my great-grandfather's grave (# 117778223). Just wondering if you're a relative at all. I have DNA tests for his family.
Thank you for leaving flowers for my husbands great great grandfather and so many other of the McIntosh family. I love the rainbow lorikeet you made for your grandmother! That is one of the native birds in Australia and it is a beautiful bird. You did a nice job making the flower for her. Thanks again for the flowers. I'd love to be able to add that Rainbow Lorikeet to my scrapbook of flowers! Cheers - Rebecca
|Judy Lu||RE: Santiago Santos #134996317|
And thank you for what you do. Judy Lujan
Added by Judy Lu on Nov 01, 2014 6:32 PM
|Debbie Shumaker||Thank You|
Thank you so much for visiting my relatives and leaving a token of your visit. It is much appreciated.
Just a note to say "Thank You" for your recent visits to the memorials of my Loved Ones. It is so kind of you to leave such sweet and thoughtful "gifts", for which I am greatly appreciative.
Also, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the memorials which you have created to honor the lives of your beloved family members. Your love, care and concern for them is evident by your moving tributes. Thank you for sharing your special memories.
Love & Blessings ♥∞♥Karen Jo
PS~ It's very nice to meet you!
If there is a flower you might want - just ask and I'll see if I have it. Love the photo with Paul Revere!!!!! My age group for music - lol
|Sherlocks Cousin||Eagle for my Dad|
Thanks for the eagle flower on my Dad's memorial:) I love it and I snagged it too!
|Traci Clark||Jef, Kelli and Kris|
Thank you for remembering my sisters. They are missed greatly and my family greatly appreciates your thoughtfulness.
|Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕||Alexandra|
~♡~ A note to say thank you for remembering my daughter's birthday. It means so much to me that Valencia was thought of on her special day, and continue to show your remembrance and support ~♡~
|Steve Trudgeon||RE: Frank & Audrey Silva #137396489|
That's great. Thanks for the photos and here's Frank Silva's memorial. #137556049.
Not sure if the link will work in this message but here it is.
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