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Family Finder (#47815677)
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Bio Photo SEPTEMBER 2014--
My email went a little wonky. If you requested a transfer, suggested a correction, or something else but didn't see anything happen, please email me again -- thank you! =)

Hello =)

My name is Shayna, I am 28 years old, and I am a San Diego native. I work for the County full time, but spend spare time with my grandparents, husband and pets (6 dogs & 2 cats), looking for graves, dabbling in photography, and squeezing in a social life when I can.

My heritage is mostly German, but I also have a little bit of English and Welsh. Direct names include Oxley, Croft, Love, Shaneyfelt/Shanyfelt, and Mehlkop/Mehlkopf. There are many many names beyond that.

I am fascinated by many aspects of death -- not in a weird morbid way, but in improving the death experience (not surrounded by beeping machines in a hospital), seeing alternatives in the local funeral industry (can we get a green burial space in San Diego?), empowering individuals to know what is and isn't law (you don't HAVE to embalm grandma), and encouraging discussion about all of the above. We're all going to die -- why not educate and empower ourselves to be extra specific in our advanced directives? While we're alive and well, let's get it done. And for the sake of future findagrave volunteers, can we all promise to arrange for the engraving of our death date on our marker/plaque/headstone? The number of times I've come across a marker with no death date because the person had no next-of-kin to make sure it was taken care of...

Now for my rants and tidbits...

Photos & Photo Requests
Yes, you may use the photo(s) I took.

Please, please do not use your shoe-clad foot to clear grass/debris from a marker, if you're able to avoid it. That marker is a representation of the person who rests there, and it could be the last earthly representation of them. Let's cherish the markers and keep them as nice as possible (when the cemetery mowers aren't driving across them...)

If you are a photo volunteer actively claiming requests, you click "OK" and agree to fulfill that request within 14 days of the day you claim it. If you can't do that, or don't want to do that, then don't claim photo requests. There are plenty of photo volunteers in the San Diego area that are willing to go out and get photos in a decent amount of time. I don't even know that "rude" really covers my feelings on the matter, but it is unacceptable to flip-flop someone's request around for over a month, leaving someone waiting, because you choose to disregard the 14-day timeframe set forth by findagrave.
Additionally, if photo requests are slowly coming through and a volunteer has Edward Smith claimed (for example), use common sense and give the same volunteer the opportunity to claim the accompanying Clara Smith -- chances are they're right next to each other and it makes no sense not only for two volunteers to trek out to the same place, but for two volunteers to inquire with the office about the same location. Findagrave photo volunteers know we aren't the cemetery workers' favorite clientele, so let's try to just keep everyone happy -- cemetery workers, other volunteers, the people requesting the photo(s)... okay?

Transferring Management
Yes, I understand findagrave has set rules about whether or not one is "worthy" of requesting management, but as far as the memorials I manage, I'm typically more than happy to transfer management even if they're a distant relative, next door neighbor, 12th cousin once removed.. whatever. I'm not the "keeper of memorials" -- that's not my purpose for having added them in the first place.

Contacting Me
If you have additional information or would like to edit information on a memorial I manage, please use the "Suggest a Correction" function. Otherwise, you're welcome to leave a message on my contributor page or e-mail me --

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Peggy Joy
RE: Shanyfelt
Your welcome, glad to help.
I can e-mail you the obits from the local paper if you would like them....Peggy
Added by Peggy Joy on Sep 24, 2014 3:36 PM
Military History Research
Dr. John Joseph Ogle
Thank you for the gravesite photos of Dr. John Joseph Ogle! They are very much appreciated.
Added by Military History Research on Sep 23, 2014 6:08 PM
Joseph & Connie
William Lincoln
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo for us. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Sep 22, 2014 5:17 PM
linda burns
david l. starr
thanks so much - Linda
Added by linda burns on Sep 22, 2014 10:20 AM
B L Larson
George Michael Walker # 125879172
Thank you for posting the marker photos for George Walker and his wife, Stella Pierce.
Added by B L Larson on Sep 22, 2014 7:35 AM
Mary Francis Delphey
Thank you so much and an obit too! My family love adding this information to our family's history, thanks again
Added by Bonnie on Sep 21, 2014 7:25 PM
Diane L. Webb
Iva Josie Griswold Pope
Thank you so much for getting the metal plaque
for the above. Her granddaughter will be most appreciative. I will be transferring management to her in future.
Diane L. Webb
Added by Diane L. Webb on Sep 21, 2014 7:22 PM
Wally S.
Thank you so very much for these photos.

Added by Wally S. on Sep 12, 2014 5:15 PM
Judy Connors Lubinski
RE: Me Again!
Thanks Again!!

Added by Judy Connors Lubinski on Sep 08, 2014 7:54 AM
Judy Connors Lubinski
RE: Me Again!
Could you send me a copy of the obit?? I don't have any info on his wife.


Added by Judy Connors Lubinski on Sep 07, 2014 6:51 PM
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