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Family Finder (#47815677)
 member for 2 years, 11 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo My life forever changed October 30, 2014 when my Mimi passed away. She was my world. She often times asked me, "What would I do without you?" and I always turned the question around and asked what I would ever do without her. I knew she wouldn't live forever, obviously... but she never prepared me for the reality of a day when she wouldn't be here.
Cypress View conducted her services and she is buried at Greenwood. Visiting both Cypress View and Greenwood just isn't the same as before. Maybe it will get back to the way it was, but for now I'm still around, and still happy to help with photos and research -- just not as eager as before.

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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 grandpa, husband and pets (6 dogs & 1 cat, RIP Delaila). Some hobbies and things I like include: podcasts, photography, animals, nature, and -- of course -- genealogy.

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...
I have family members at many local cemeteries (majority at Greenwood and Glen Abbey) but enjoy all the local spots and am happy to travel to any San Diego area cemetery for your photo request needs.

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

I typically shoot with a professional Nikon DSLR. Occasionally though, in a pinch, I'll snap photo requests with my iPhone 6 Plus. I'm pretty finicky when it comes to photo quality, though. If I need to get the top tier in a mausoleum, I'll bust out the zoom lens. I promise to always try and get the best photo possible!

I have added many many memorials at Cypress View Mausoleum (As of 3/31/2015 ALL NICHES from the North Building are on Find A Grave!!) and I already have the photos for almost all of the memorials I have created, so if you need a photo, just put a request in. If I manage to claim it and I have the photo, it should be up same-day.

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 -- sdfamilyfinder@outlook.com

I am happy to take photos or do additional research -- just send an email and let me know what you need!

I input mass data using the spreadsheet tool, which automatically checks for duplicates. If I for some reason duplicate your memorial (because your date of birth or death is different than what is on the headstone/urn/niche/etc.) point out the duplicate and I'll take care of it -- there is NO need for rude e-mails.
Additionally, please do not update your memorial based off of my information and claim that I duplicated your memorial. Thank you!! =)
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Jodine Bergen
Esther Gladden photos
Thank you so much for taking the time to take photos to add to the memorial for Esther. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Jodine Bergen on Apr 17, 2015 2:50 PM
SJP
William & Matilda Bishop
Thanks so much for taking and posting the photo of William and Matilda's crypts/niches. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
Added by SJP on Apr 17, 2015 1:54 PM
kck
Dean Still Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by kck on Apr 17, 2015 5:20 AM
Steve Harrison
Bert Harrison
Thanks for the quick reply and the excellent photos. I appreciate your help. Steve
Added by Steve Harrison on Apr 17, 2015 2:49 AM
B Seivert
#130687804 - Aunt Vi
You went above and beyond. I am most grateful for the beautiful pics!

All the best....Bob
Added by B Seivert on Apr 08, 2015 4:55 PM
B Seivert
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Added by B Seivert on Apr 08, 2015 4:49 PM
Justine
Orpha Hurley headstone
Thank you so much for the photo of Orpha's headstone.

Justine

Added by Justine on Apr 07, 2015 5:55 PM
Daisy
Alta Pearson Memorial
Thank you for the photos of her grave. Nancy
Added by Daisy on Apr 07, 2015 3:07 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Whitney family
Thanks so very much for fulfilling my photo requests!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Apr 07, 2015 12:04 PM
CJ Jackson
RE: Katherine Vurgason
I work at other Cemeteries, too. So go ahead and upload this photo. I won't 'open' it to other volunteers, too. C.J.
Added by CJ Jackson on Apr 04, 2015 8:51 PM
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