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Mark's Mom (#46620026)
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Bio Photo "Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, Usually make no time to correct their own."
-Art Jonak

Missing my son, Mark Allen Israels. II.
November 20, 1988
July 6, 2012
Losing a child is the most horrific pain one will ever feel.

The "Hillside Cemetery" in Reno was my motivation for Find A Grave. I had been a resident of Reno for 20 years before I knew of its existence. I finally found where the Hillside Cemetery was located and when I went there I was so appalled, outraged and shocked at the condition of the final resting place for many of Washoe County's finest citizens.

I started researching the cemetery online and found a survey prepared by Dolores Samuels Young and Mildred Chandler Pressell, back in 1955. Thank God, these ladies took the time to record all of the headstones that were legible at that time. Without their survey who knows how many people would have been forgotten.

I try everyday to find some little piece of information for the people buried in the Hillside Cemetery.

I try to post all information I find on a person, I believe it's sharing not stealing, especially if I take the time to research the information I find. Not everybody has the means to find the same information. I hate to think that a picture I found in a yearbook, or in a library and didn't share might have been a relative's only chance of seeing it. I'm forever grateful to others who shared pictures of my family with me. I also post obituaries especially from the 1800's. I think people like to see them. With that being said, I hope you see me as a contributor who wants to help in every way possible.

May God bless you and keep you safe in his loving arms.
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I do appreciate that you do show the source. Very nice of you to take the time to do that. thank you!
Added by genieresearcher on Feb 09, 2016 3:07 PM
Alfred Peter Francis edit
Hi Mark's Mom, thanks for edit on death date/location.
Now that I have the info, would you be so kind to REMOVE the death record you posted. I'm just one of the many who prefer and request no DCs or other documents on the memorials. I know you understand and realize I'm still very appreciative. thank you!
Added by genieresearcher on Feb 09, 2016 9:50 AM
Karen Cleary
A. A. Flint
Thank you so much for doing this. I found my great great grandfather because you did this.

That side of my family is a big mystery and this was one of the biggest. You truly do not know how much this means to me.

Added by Karen Cleary on Feb 05, 2016 10:43 AM
Mary Dallas Hunter
To Mark's Mom: Thank you so much for photographing the tombstone for Mary Hunter. With sincere appreciation. Bonnie
Added by B.Oliver on Jan 29, 2016 6:49 PM
horace franklin miller
thank you for your time. i am glad to see the death cert of my great great uncle. i had an uncle that looked just like him. i was able to post more picture that were in the family. thanks again. hope you found your Mark
Added by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2016 8:59 PM
Christina Van De Grift
Cecelia Jurey
Dear Marks Mom

I just found my great grandmother thanks to your efforts and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Added by Christina Van De Grift on Jan 05, 2016 9:47 PM
John Sloan
Question on Roger Thomas Dimmick Find A Grave Memorial# 16448155
Hello Marks Mom. My name is John. As I was researching the Descendants of Elder Thomas Dymoke of Barnstable I came across the photo you have attached to Roger Thomas Dimmick Find A Grave Memorial# 16448155 appear to be his brother Marvin William Dimmick and wife June P Peck. Is Roger buried in the same grave without a stone or is there a separate stone for him?

Regards, John
Added by John Sloan on Jan 04, 2016 5:32 PM
Hillside Cemetery
Whenever I go to Reno , usually during the Air Races,I also stop by Hillside Cemetery. What a shame that Reno would let this piece of History go like that. Cars parked everywhere and the telltale signs of homeless camps in the cemetery. Shame on you Reno City Council and Mayor.
Added by Norcaldad1 on Jan 04, 2016 9:55 AM
sue carder
Bless you for what you do. It means a lot.
Added by sue carder on Jan 01, 2016 1:55 AM
sue carder
Thank you
Added by sue carder on Jan 01, 2016 1:54 AM
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