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David Wright (#47952189)
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Bio Photo I'm a 'newbie' on Find-a-Grave (Oct. 2012) and enjoying it. Relatively new genealogy fan as well, having joined earlier in 2012. I've made contact with some great people on both sites who have been very helpful as I learn. I hope I can do the same for others.

You have my permission to use any photo I take for non-commercial purposes. Please contact me if you would like the use a photo for commercial purposes.

I will happily honor transfer requests from family members or those with family-like interests. Please request the transfer using the EDIT tab on the memorial and provide your relationship or other reason for your request.

Feedback always welcome.
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Jim Childers
Olin Britt
Thanks so much for the transfer!! Jim C.
Added by Jim Childers on Sep 09, 2017 7:58 PM
Michele Hilgert
Michealle Faria
Could you possibly transfer memorial 101658458 to my account I have just created a memorial for her husband who just recently passed away

Michele Hilgert
Added by Michele Hilgert on Jun 20, 2017 10:01 AM
Lavern P Biesterveld (109784246)
Hello David, would it be possible to add this obituary to Lavern's bio? He is my great uncle.

Anonymous Star Beacon The Star Beacon Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:00 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Lavern P. Biesterveld, known as "Dodd", was called home peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, April 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 93.

Dodd was a devoted husband, a loving father, a talented school teacher, a playful "papa", and an obedient follower of Christ. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and he lived his life serving the church, the Pro-Life cause and his country. Mr. "B", as he was also known, was a member of the "Greatest Generation", living with honor, integrity, tenacity, and never let hardships discourage him.

He served in WW II, reaching the rank of First Sergeant, and surviving major battle campaigns such as Normandy and Battle of the Bulge. He was a man of incredible faith, knowledge, and love for his family. Dodd was a hero in every sense, and although he is terribly missed, we celebrate his life. Even heaven will be improved by his presence.

Dodd was the son of Leonard and Hazel Biesterveld.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, a former Williamsfield teacher; two daughters, Julie and Rebekah; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marian Knowles of Williamsfield, Ohio and Doris Loveland of Andover, Ohio.

He lived in Phoenix, Ariz. since 1973.

A Memorial Service honoring his life and with Military recognition will be held on Friday, April 26th, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Obituary and condolences at

ALSO, could you the following and link memorials based upon this obituary?

Spouse: Betty?

Father: Leonard W 66037774
Mother: Hazel Allen 66037828

Sister: Doris Loveland (Lavern Oscar Loveland 10779065)
Sister: Marian Knowles (no memorial found)

Note: Not aware that Hazel/mother had 2 other sons (Forest & Dale) as mentioned in Hazels memorial, so I wouldn't link to them.

In advance, thank you!
Sally (Stirm) Jackson
Added by SallyJ on May 24, 2017 10:17 AM
Patti Podboy
RE: Evelyn Fencl
Thanks for the transfer, David.
Added by Patti Podboy on Jul 18, 2016 7:40 PM
Danna Mullens Reese
RE: Charley F Grant
Thank you so much for answering me.
Added by Danna Mullens Reese on Jun 30, 2016 12:49 PM
Danna Mullens Reese
Charley F Grant
Hello. I was wondering if knew whether Charley had remarried after Omie passed away?
Danna Mullens Reese
Added by Danna Mullens Reese on Jun 30, 2016 10:16 AM
rich bird
Mary Ethel Nix
The information you have for Mary is the same I have ins a newspaper obit.
April 17, 1911 - Nov. 16, 1992
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm at the Church of God, Phoenix, Arizona, for Mary Ethel Nix, 81, of Phoenix. The Lundberg Mortuary White Rose Chapel in Glendale, Arizona coordinated funeral arrangements.
Nix died Monday in Youngtown, Arizona. She was born on April 17, 1911, in Villa Grove.(the article does not have what state, and it should be Illinois) Nix was a homemaker and moved to Arizona in 1981.
Survivors include daughters, Kathryn Munson, Helen Shelton, Norma Cole, Erma Honey, and Sarah Lamana; sons, Eugene Brandebury, Frank Brandebury, and Ralph Brandebury; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
End of article.
Mary parents are, Charles E. Smith (April 20, 1882 IL - Jan 3, 1934 IL) and Sarah C. Bird (4/18/1883 IL - 1969 IL), and Sarah is my grandfather (John T. Bird) sister.
If the information match please fill feel to add it. Hope to hear from you.
Rich Bird
Added by rich bird on Jun 17, 2016 1:49 AM
debbie fazio
Robert Charles Miller
My name is Debbie Fazio. I was married to Robert back in the 60's. I have 2 boys by him. We have not had any connection since 1976. I just found out a few years ago that he had died and is buried in the Arizona Veterans Cemetery. Even though we never spoke for several years I still have a certain special bond since we had 2 boys together. I found out that he passed away from his Nephew. I know this might sound silly but do you know how Bob passed away and who arranged the burial for him? His BD is June 22,1949. Please could you e-mail me. I did go on the website and found out that Bob was buried in the Veterans Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Thank you, Debbie Fazio
Added by debbie fazio on May 31, 2016 8:54 AM
Clarice Courneya
Joyce (Jasmer) Seiple-104552639
David, thank you for the transfers on Joyce and Franklin Seiple-104543899.
I like to link as many families as possible as I hope it helps others doing research.
Clarice Courneya
Added by Clarice Courneya on May 23, 2016 5:26 PM
Francisco Candia
Ramon H. Candia
I just started about a year or more on "Find A Grave". I put up some pictures of my brother-Ramon Candia and also added my Father and mother and some cousins onto "Find A Grave". But I tried to add or edit a orbituary bio to my brother's site and was unable. Can you you transfer control to me. My name is Francisco Candia, I am the youngest of the family.
Added by Francisco Candia on Oct 19, 2015 12:41 PM
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