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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 105,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.

Update: Acquired a new kitty in January 2016 that had been hanging around our yard since the summer (was a neighbors cat's offspring) in the hopes that we could get it friendly enough to come in before the urge to mate hit. We missed the capture and she was pregnant. Took to vet who did an ultrasound and said at least two kittens where showing in her belly. Well, 3-21-16 at about 3:45 p.m. she popped two kittens that looked just like her. We call her Mittens because she is Tuxedo - white muff on chest and 4 white mittens on her feet. The two kitties are both black with the same markings except one has a white mouth with a blaze on the nose and a white belly, but both have the 4 white feet. We call the girl Blackie and the boy Mustache.
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Mary Lisa Perry
Harmon Alexander Perry
I want to thank-you for putting the flower up on my Grandpa Perry's page. I just found it. In Grandpa Oldest son's, Ray Perry(from grandpa first wife, MaryJane)oldest daughter. me, my sister and my daughter thank-you my Dad died before Grandpa did. Dad died the year my daughter was born. Grandpa list his oldest son in July and had a grand daughter 38th the Jesiica Rae Perry. Now grandpa and have and have 3 more to add to the family. I not so far my grandson that also carried the Perry name and my dad's. Did you know my Grandpa?
Added by Mary Lisa Perry on Dec 04, 2016 3:16 PM
DeAndra Altimus
RE: Amanda Dople Creekmore
Hi, Christie. You send me the message below in September and I honestly don't know if I responded to it or did whatever you needed me to do with it. If I have any pictures that could be of use to you, please feel free to use them. If you need me to do anything to straighten out of the memorials I have or if I have any duplicates to yours just let me know and I will get it straightened out asap.

This is the message I got from you: This memorial # 22720325 was entered first but I didn't know it at the time. I posted one for her to which you took 3 photos of her gravestones.

I was wondering if you would transfer your photos to the memorial above from mine or let me know if it is okay to copy yours, posting on the other one and give you photo credits. Let me know which method you prefer so that I can eventually delete my entry as a duplicate. Thanks.

Thanks, Christie.
Added by DeAndra Altimus on Nov 21, 2016 5:24 PM
Janet Muff
Asa Warren
Hello Christie,

Please send sources for the birth and death locations of Asa Warren and I'll be happy to make the edits.

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Nov 11, 2016 4:19 PM
Frances Allen Titsworth
James A Edwards Blackjack Cemetery
Can you give me the memorial number of the duplicate? I only see one James A Edwards born 1844.
Added by Frances Allen Titsworth on Oct 17, 2016 11:36 AM
Martha McClary
Thanks for the heads up about the dupe memorial; I am well aware of the procedure and have absolutely no problem deleting a memorial that is truly a duplicate.


Added by Christina on Oct 15, 2016 9:35 PM
Cynthia M. Sartori
RE: Clyde & Mabel Hathaway - Evergreen Cemetery MI
You are welcome! It was a beautiful fall day, and I was so happy to find the spot.
Added by Cynthia M. Sartori on Oct 14, 2016 9:24 PM
Jim Lyles
Photo for Ransom Stevens
Hello, I noticed you were asking about a photo for Ransom Stevens in another conversation. I'm just letting you know that I did take photos of his gravestone, which I posted on his memorial page (#110717050).
Added by Jim Lyles on Oct 08, 2016 3:19 PM
My apologies, as you are the photographer of the Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, not the author of the message. Your photo is quite lovely, and I appreciate your artwork appearing on my relatives Find-a-Grave page.
Added by wwilliams on Sep 26, 2016 1:59 AM
PSA defaces 169685447
Who do you think you are to deface my memorial for my relative Francis Eibel with your holier than thou PSA?? Frankie took nearly 30 years to find, and this memorial marker is all I currently have. Remove this notation immediately.
Added by wwilliams on Sep 26, 2016 12:11 AM
Karen A.
Charles Gatch Parrott 32051440
The memorial shows his B.D. as 25 Dec. However L.A. Co. Birth Records, SSDI, and Veterans Affairs records all show 15 Dec. 1925 if you could make that correction. I had initially made the request back in May. Thanks.
Added by Karen A. on Sep 25, 2016 6:36 PM
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