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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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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.
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Mike Clark
RE: John D. Lopez
Thank you for manually adding the parents for John Lopez. I did not want spouse deleted, so that apparently was a Findagrave snafu. When I tried to submit the edit originally, it said that the edit could not be processed as another edit was pending. I'm not sure what the issue was, but everything is correct now. Thanks
Added by Mike Clark on Nov 04, 2015 6:55 AM
Jim Davis
RE: Caroline and James Shelley
Thank you for the lecture. I had a feeling that you're probably not the kind of person I enjoy helping out and now I know for sure!
Added by Jim Davis on Oct 26, 2015 9:53 AM
Jim Davis
RE: Caroline Shelley
Please disregard my last message. I've unclaimed your photo request.
Added by Jim Davis on Oct 25, 2015 9:40 PM
Jim Davis
James Shelley
The only reason I asked for a separate request is so that I would get the credit for photographing two separate people. Being a photo volunteer is my primary reason for being a findagrave member.
Added by Jim Davis on Oct 25, 2015 9:23 PM
Mike Clark
John Derald Lopez
I sent you several edits for John and his immediate family. I will send a bunch more once you have a chance to process the first batch. John was a good friend, a great guy, and we miss him dearly.
Added by Mike Clark on Oct 25, 2015 6:59 PM
Jim Davis
Caroline Shelley
Hi Christie, could you please make a separate request for James Shelley? Thank you, Jim Davis
Added by Jim Davis on Oct 25, 2015 10:55 AM
Pamela Parks Costa
Ruth G. Birdsong and J.B. Birdsong
Dear Christie,

Could I have custody of the site of both Ruth and J.B. Birdsong - I will not take off you name - but mine will be added - thank you so much for the work you have done. I am doing some work for their grandson and it would be easier to have the site.

Pamela Parks Costa #46842959

Thank you in advance
Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Oct 18, 2015 5:57 PM
Pamela Parks Costa
Ruth G. Birdson
Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Oct 18, 2015 5:53 PM
S Chaney
Alvin "Curley" Lacroix
Hi. I sent an edit about Curly LaCroix. I included hypertext in it. If you have any questions please just ask. :)

Thanks for all the work you do on Find A Grave. Are you in the FF/SS/VV area?

Added by S Chaney on Sep 22, 2015 10:50 PM
John Fernandez
I am currently doing some research on a John Fernandez born about 1910 in Hawaii. John's mother was Maria but they called her Cozy or Constance. Is this familiar to you? If so I would be happy to share information with you.
Added by cheyenne on Sep 13, 2015 3:13 PM
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