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Claudia Bourdon (#46928184)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I was born in 1951, in Phoenix, AZ. I have been researching my family history since 1971. I have ten children and 22 grandchildren. We now live in Mesa, AZ.

I've always loved cemeteries! There is such wonderful information on this website. I would be glad to help someone else in their search.

While researching some of my family history on this site, I found that someone had taken the time to add photos of obituaries to many of my relatives' memorials. This thoughtful act touched me. I have decided that to repay their kindness - I tried adding memorials for those found in online obituaries for the Arizona Republic, The East Valley Tribune, and the Apache Junction Gold Canyon News, but soon discovered that someone else was duplicating my entries! I then went to a nearby cemetery and took photos of some name plates and created memorials for them. I hope to continue to add memorials to this site.

If you are related to someone whose memorial I have created - I will be happy to transfer it to you - just let me know. If you find any error or omission in a memorial which I have entered, use the edit tab or contact me! Since I may only have had the obituary or the gravestone to go by, many times I do not have all of the information. If you have further information to add to a memorial, I will be happy to make changes.
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Kirby Nunn
RE: Thank You
My pleasure. It is an interesting cemetery, terraced on a hill. I'd never been there so I was happy to go.
Added by Kirby Nunn on Jan 09, 2016 10:23 AM
Linda Claxton
Inez Sigmon
Hi- I received your edit - please share your source - thanks
Added by Linda Claxton on Dec 29, 2015 8:09 AM
Patricia O
Thomas Eugene Minges, Memoria #135373527
If you click on the photo, you'll see the grave location as well as the marriage date as it appears on the marker. I always include location with photos from Pinewood (they are wonderful to work with!) just on the chance that someone will be able to visit someday.
Yes, I do have a photo of the whole marker and had cropped for a separate photo of his wife's side. (I usually do this, too, and hold for a couple of weeks before discarding) Since she is still living, I didn't include either on the memorial. I'll email these to you for your records though.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Patricia O'Neal
Added by Patricia O on Nov 27, 2015 5:30 PM
Brenda & Larry
RE: Photo for Homer Lee
Sorry about that. I placed the photos onto the appropriate pages. Would you please request a photograph of Homer Lee Schatte again? We didn't get that picture and we are sporadic in finding graves. This way if we don't get to it, someone else might for you.
Added by Brenda & Larry on Oct 14, 2015 5:16 PM
Hi there, Cousin!
McAboy Cousin, I would be your sixth cousin from the McAboy side. Thanks for the memorial flowers!
Added by SnazzyGenes on Oct 13, 2015 9:11 AM
Ruth Draginoff Higgins
RE: Thank You!
You're welcome!
Added by Ruth Draginoff Higgins on Sep 22, 2015 12:55 PM
Virginia Paredes-Tijerina
RE: Claude Hamilton & Wife
Hi Claudia,
The memorials have been entered. I will return to Oakland next week to see if I can find the others. I have also updated their other sons, Graham and Henry Jr. to be linked to their parents. So, it is 4 sons in all. I got their information from the website, Family Search so I have entered the information accordingly. Thanks,
Added by Virginia Paredes-Tijerina on Sep 12, 2015 11:04 AM
Virginia Paredes-Tijerina
RE: Thank You! - Henry Hamilton
You are so welcome and thank you for the compliment. I also found Henry's son, Claude and Claude's wife, Theresa. I will do a memorial on both of them, unless you want too. Anyway, I have a pic for both of them but I didn't find Hattie, Henry's wife. I'll have to go back and take my time looking. It was a pleasure. Please enjoy and please utilize the photo as you see fit. Have a great weekend.
Added by Virginia Paredes-Tijerina on Sep 12, 2015 9:27 AM
Jon Duncan
Me #19354664 Infant Sons - Carpenter
Hi Claudia,
If you don't already have this info, the infant sons of Grover and Bertha Carpenter were:
Thelbert Cleveland - borndied 23Aug1918
Albert Leon - borndied 16Jun1920.
It doesn't appear that they were twins.
Be Well.
Added by Jon Duncan on Sep 05, 2015 9:07 PM
RE: Thank You!
Martha Irene Wilson 1900-1916 #144679384 was buried next to Robert and had the same type of marker so I thought that she might be his sister.
Added by kck on Jul 30, 2015 7:30 PM
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