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Judy (#46858502)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any headstone photo I have posted, as you wish.


If you are responding to me because of an "edit" I sent to you or a memorial I made, PLEASE include the memorial number or the URL to that page. A simple mention of their name is not enough.

I will gladly make changes or corrections, no matter how small, if you request them. PLEASE do this by clicking on "edit" at the upper-right corner of the memorial, use their form to notify me by email. If this is your loved one, I would prefer transferring management to you. Just ask, same process.

I'm always happy to transfer to any family member. I'll never understand the reluctance of some contributors to let go of the memorials of strangers simply because they've created them. That's why we do it isn't it? For their family to find them. That's why I do it.

I have always enjoyed visiting cemeteries, especially the older, historical sections, long before I knew any of the "residents"... I am a regular visitor to Lower Lake Cemetery as it is nearest to me and I have friends and family there.

I began making entries at Find a Grave, first with ancestor's info, my parents in Hayward, then Lower Lake Cemetery because I have lived here for so long, I knew or know of many of the "residents." I knew many of these people personally and/or their families. I am not related to any of them directly. Two sets of in-laws, including my husband, many friends, high-school teachers and classmates, the doctor that delivered my son, etc., etc. My son has eight grandparents in this cemetery counting the greats- and steps-. My parents are in a Hayward cemetery because they made their own pre-need arrangements. If they were here, I would take care of them too. Thanks to Find A Grave I am able to "visit" them, add virtual flowers and notes, gather them and their families into virtual cemeteries I made for that purpose, and so on. I love that we can request headstone photos for those distant graves and get them! Usually. I DON'T LOVE THE FUSS ABOUT COPYRIGHT ISSUES THAT OCCUR OCCASIONALLY.

Every time I start to work on my family tree, I get side-tracked in the local cemetery. Since the beginning of 2011, I have been systematically photographing all the tombstones there and making memorials here. I REPEAT, FEEL FREE TO USE ANY HEADSTONE PHOTOS I HAVE ADDED AS YOU WISH!

I am always researching AKRIDGE and HAVENHILL/HEAVENHILL/HIMMELBERGER family trees... when I'm not getting lost in my neighboring cemetery.

Happy hunting.

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Stephanie Bentzen
Oscar Howard Renli 70819707
I am requesting the transfer of this memorial. Oscar was the brother of my grandpa.

I'd also like to request the transfer of his wife
Johanna Bertina Ostrem Renli 70819719. Thanks!
Added by Stephanie Bentzen on May 24, 2017 10:47 AM
Charles W Simmons

Lower Lake Cemetery

Could I have this one and those of his family?

Thank you
Added by annie on Mar 02, 2017 9:17 AM
Darcy Marie
Nettie Turpin
Memorial #126036195
Thank you Judy for the transfer!

Added by Darcy Marie on Feb 19, 2017 11:39 PM
Linda Patient
RE: Memorial number
It is 35484436

Added by Linda Patient on Feb 08, 2017 2:05 PM
Linda Patient
Harry H Akridge
Hello Judy,
Are you an Akridge? I am since Harry adopted me when I was about a year old. Unfortunately, I was left off of his memorial by his brother and sister-in-law who hated my mom. I am glad to know he hasn't been forgotten. I loved him very much and he is still in my heart as well as my daughters. She remembers her grandpa very well.
Added by Linda Patient on Feb 08, 2017 9:40 AM
Darcy Marie
Bill Turpin 126036034
Hi Judy ~ Thank you for the transfer, I appreciate it and all your work on Find-A-Grave! Darcy Turpin
Added by Darcy Marie on Jan 26, 2017 11:07 PM
Rita Garcia
Julie Dittemore
Thank you Judy for taking a picture of this headstone. It is very much appreciated. Rita
Added by Rita Garcia on Sep 05, 2016 7:31 PM
RE: Re: Henry Haggitt # 67300310
I can always remove a picture if you wish to keep the original memorial. Or if you have a picture. I keep copies of my pictures so replacing one not a problem for an original memorial.

If there is a pre-existing picture, I usually only add one if I cannot read the one there. Otherwise your pictures are generally readable. Admittedly my eyesight not what it used to be.
Added by IamMe on Aug 21, 2016 2:59 AM
Akridge In Evergreen cem.
Hi Judy, if those Akridge folks I posted in E/G cem are your kin, let me know, and I will gladly xfer them to you.
Have a good day
Dennis (popeye)
Added by Popeye on Jul 21, 2016 8:29 AM
Kristen Pachl Malachowski
RE: Re: Harold Akridge #63956066
Thanks for your help, Judy!
I did the edit button for a couple of edits on my grandparent's memorials - but when it came to Harold's, I was just stumped.

I'm not sure what all the symbols on his headstone are, but that one diamond-shaped one with the green, on the upper right of his side of the headstone, is the patch for the 4th Infantry Division (I know this because it was also my unit when I was in the Army). You can see an oval-shaped heart in the middle of the symbols used to have his photo in it, but it was vandalized about a decade ago. The symbol on the bottom left is the Army's Combat Infantryman Badge. The one over that looks like a plow handle?? But he grew up in town, so I can't imagine that it's a farm thing. The one I really cannot identify is the bottom right - it looks to me like someone wearing a tank top, eating movie theater candy - and I know it's not!

Thanks again!
Added by Kristen Pachl Malachowski on Feb 06, 2016 3:57 PM
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