I live in Tucson, AZ and am willing to travel to any cemetery in this area, as well as Phoenix, Benson, Bisbee, etc. Let me know where your interest is, and I can decide, based on gas prices! If I can go or not! I'm a nurse, my father Loren Riggs (Ypsilanti, MI) died when I was very young, and I began genealogy as a way to "find family". I am married with 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. If you are a family member of someone I have posted, I am happy to transfer to you. (Unless they are also mine). My trees include Riggs, Mackinder,Cantrell,Coykendall,Force,Fredona, Thiele and Barbino I can't do the "heat" in Arizona very well, but will try my best to fulfil requests, even in the summer.
Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.
RE: Dunham Riggs & wife Lori, Can I send you these photos? I have taken them out of their frames and just can't bring myself to throw them away! If you want them, send me your address (privately) and I'll drop them in the mail.
Floyd & Leona Benton (Evergreen Memorial Park) Hi Lori, thanks for creating memorials for my grand uncle Floyd Benton and his wife Leona. They were from Michigan also and moved West while I was still young. They had no children so sadly they missed the joy you and I find in our grandchildren. I added a couple of photos of Floyd and will search for one of Leona. Kind regards....
Re: Sarah Bradford # 29804386 Hi Lori, I see you have created a memorial for my great grandmother Sarah Bradford #29804386 and great aunt Narcissa Hartman # 29804397. Would it be possible to have you transfer me the sites as I have more information to add to their sites and links to family.
I really appreciate your creating and taking the photo of their gravestone. Thanks so much for your endeavors and time. Sincerely, Jennifer #46920541
Request Hi Lori, I see that you photographed the headstone for Myrtle Jones Stevens in Ingham,Michigan. Do you mind linking her with her parents here at Find.a.Grave: Minerva Druck Jones #66661328 and Jonathan J. Jones #81056258? I have been working on this family tree as my Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Isabel Crawford married Myrtle's brother, Dallis. Are you also a descendant of this family? Thanks, Helen of Tennessee