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VDR (#47292775)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo Welcome 2016!!

As you can see I am still in Colorado (currently snowing and in the teens) and still dreaming of Oregon and its waterways, bridges, moss covered trees, and yes the rain.. I am looking forward to a possible trip back to Oregon later this year for at least a week.

I have worked with and enjoyed communicating with a number of great volunteers in both Colorado and Oregon and consider them my friends and FAG family. With that in mind this year has also brought me a few nasty volunteers that I have had to have FAG block from emailing me. Please if you are one of these move on no communication is required and leaves more time for me to help the ones that need and appreciate my help. Also, I don't believe I need help on how to load memorials – after over 50,000 memorials managed I think I have it down.

I enjoy helping people with finding and linking their families – investigating is in my blood. I also enjoy filling photo requests as you can tell by my over 2,500 currently taken. So if you need my help please let me know but please be considerate on the number asked at a time so I can help others who need my help. Also, if I tell you the grave is unmarked or the loved one was never buried at the cemetery, this was only brought to your attention after asking at least two people in the office and checking out the site myself to insure the information is accurate. I find I have a great working relationship with all the cemeteries I currently work with.

Transfers! If the name is Bolejack, Bolerjack, Pomeroy, Campbell, Deboard, Dickey, Hodges, Weddle, Francis, Braning, or Robinson – don’t bother asking. Or if I put a flower “ Family” – please don’t ask it just takes time away from what I am currently doing. With that said – I don’t believe in hording other volunteers family members. Sometimes it might take me a few days to answer but I do try and answer as quickly as possible. I also will not transfer when you have a proven history of poor updating and editing memorials skills. I believe that the loved one and their family members deserve someone that is prepared to take care of them.

Outside of FAG I am the proud grandmother of twin granddaughters and three grandsons. And if they don’t keep me busy enough I have two twin nephews and their brother that stop by to spread joy and the occasional cold.
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Tyler Carlson
Thank you so much for the photo of the area where Carl and Anna are buried. You have been an incredible help.

Added by Tyler Carlson on Aug 25, 2016 10:25 AM
Joseph R. Sheehy
Charles Sheehy
I reviewed your request for edit of Charles Sheehy's place of death. The newspaper obituary says he lived in Aspen but died in "Colorado General Hospital in Denver". After a quick Google search I found "Denver General Hospital" in Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA. I wanted to make sure you were certain he died in Aspen before I made the change.

Thank you for all of your help!
Added by Joseph R. Sheehy on Aug 24, 2016 6:39 PM
Joseph R. Sheehy
William Sheehy
Thank you for your work locating and documenting the grave of William Sheehy and family. I have given you credit in their bio's for providing their plot numbers. I was surprised to see 4 names on 1 stone!
Added by Joseph R. Sheehy on Aug 24, 2016 6:44 AM
Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker
Mary Polasek #130409240
You write: I received a edit request to link Mary to Joseph Ray Massey but you already have them linked.

I question this link however because Joseph was 30 years older than Mary. Do you think this link is accurate?
The husband must have been sent thru the edit feature. You're right. 30 years is quite an age spread. That is a great feature if only it had the age of the person you are editing so that you could see it from the edit page. I removed Joseph Ray Massey as spouse. I will try to find the correct Ray.
Added by Phil & Donna (Stricklan) ... on Aug 23, 2016 4:35 PM
Fairmount Cemetery
Thank you for adding the photo of Marvin and Louise Nation's gravestone.

Added by patrick279 on Aug 20, 2016 8:38 AM
Donna J. Allbery
Eleanor Lambing Bates Memorial
Thank you for taking the time to put the picture up. Greatly Appreciated.
Added by Donna J. Allbery on Aug 20, 2016 12:09 AM
Calmly Searching
Laverna Sullenberger
Hello VDR,
Just want to say thank you for the plot information for Laverna. Couldn't help but notice the beautiful pics you added to her page. Thank you!!!
Have an incredible weekend.
Added by Calmly Searching on Aug 19, 2016 8:06 PM
deanna french
Denver; R.W. Houghton, photo
Good morning, I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our "old soldiers" that had ties to Vt.From a F.A.G. memorial page I see you have contributed a photo to someone whose name of Houghton is inscribed on a lovely monument. Do you have a foot stone photo, or any inscription that states this Houghton is Ruthven W. Houghton? He is one of the soldiers I referred to.. If I can get documentation that it is, I would like to ask you if I could use it for the Vt. C.W. site. (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 19, 2016 8:03 AM
Josh J.
William Walker
Thank you for posting the photo of William's headstone it is greatly appreciated.
Added by Josh J. on Aug 14, 2016 7:47 AM
Larry Ciet
Find A Grave Memorial# 135080788
Emma Katherine Layher Stafrin 1878–1953

Thanks so much for your time in finding info on her about her cremation. Don't know how you found that out but this info will be very helpful for me in updating her Find A Grave and attatching her spouse and parents and children. If you have any more info on her please contact me. Thanks for all you do for others. I love your bio! Have a great rest of your summer.

Larry L. Ciet
Utah resident
Added by Larry Ciet on Aug 13, 2016 11:09 PM
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