I'm Becky and I'm a friend to all animals and most people. I'm an American, a Montanan, a 911 Dispatcher, an EMT, a writer, a Republican, an aviation and maritime enthusiast, a firearms enthusiast, genealogist, a pianist, an aspiring violinist, and a frustrated Raiders fan.
I have an affinity for lighthouses, airplanes and most shades of purple. I was born in Utah, reared in Montana, and consider myself a Michigander at heart. My favorite states are Montana, Michigan, and Maryland. But, I haven't been to Hawai'i yet!
I believe in God the Eternal Father and in His son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
I love my country and am PROUD to be an American. I support our military. I thank our veterans and those of our allies. We owe them so much. Thank you seems so small a gesture for those who have given so much so that we could be and stay free.
I am a proud missionary aunt to Anne, who is serving in North Carolina and KayReah, serving in Colorado. I hope to follow their example someday.
There are so many people that I have a deep respect for. My parents, Walter Maurice Warner and Mildred Elnora (Nash) Warner, and my sister, Brenda Lee Warner, are among them. I suppose my favorite person ever would be my Grandma, Mary Etta (Bradley) Nash.
My ancestry includes Mi'kmaq, French, Irish, British, Scottish, French Canadian, Acadian, and others we haven't confirmed yet.
My roots run deep in Michigan, Utah, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
I have been adding burials from many Southwest Montana cemeteries. I have added burials from the Montana state orphanage at Twin Bridges and the state Children's Home and Hospital in Helena. I have this listed in my virtual cemeteries.
I do this because I believe that every person/being is important and deserves to be remembered. And, if just one person finds a long-lost relative or friend from my efforts, my time has been worth it.
One of my favorite TV shows as a child was The Waltons. In a guest appearance as Martha Corinne Walton, Beulah Bondi said it best, "Neglected graves are a shameful thing." I have seen some very neglected cemeteries. But, neglected veterans' graves upset me the most. I don't believe in "non-perpetual care." I want to make something clear. When I say that neglected graves are shameful, I am talking about physical neglect-- strewn with rubbish, overgrowth, gopher holes, etc. I do not in any way mean that a grave is neglected if loved ones are unable to visit it often. Why anyone would think that is beyond me, but I've gotten enough emails that I felt the need to explain that.
For reasons I don't always understand, some people are offended to find their loved ones listed on a genealogical website. Obviously, they are not genealogists themselves. While I may not always understand their feelings, I do respect them. If a record I've added is of your loved one and you want it removed, let me know POLITELY (unlike one dolt who threatened to kill me and erroneously thought that I didn't have access to enough information about him through a single e-mail to file charges) and I will gladly remove it. I am also happy to transfer ownership to relatives. Also, feel free to use any of the headstone photos I've added for non-commercial genealogical purposes.
Semper Fi Marine's Daughter Hello Becky, Ia a retired Marine (64-86) and Vietnam veteran I wanted to thank you for your service to our fallen and neglected loved ones. The work you do is important to researchers and for peace of the soul. AS I was researching my extended family I came across some of your memorials in Sunset Memorial Gardens and Crematory in Helena. Thank you again. Regards, John
Thank you! Appreciate your transfer of my friend's family so I can connect him to the rest of the Italian immigrant story! This little one died of whooping cough according to the death record I found. At least I can put him with him parents now who came back to NE PA in the coal regions where they have other Italian family. Sandra
The item seems to be a little involved, but I will try to explain as clearly as I can. There are no records that indicate that Albert Hersey and Eula Thompson ever had a biological child named Mildred Alberta Hersey Hinman (#26125433). She may have been an adopted child, but not biological, as Albert was born in 1907, which would have made him only 6 years old when Mildred was born and Eula was born in 1912 which would have made her only 11 years old when Mildred was born. It is rather unlikely that these listed parents were Mildred's biological parents. Albert and Eula did have at least three children who at this time are listed only as "Private", as they are still alive and I have no ancestral records for them.
Please note: I have sent a request to Union48 to have Albert Sanford "Bud" Hersey #14351640 name correction: From all of my ancestral records and official documents, Albert's middle name is SAMUEL and he was named after his father and was a JR. He is listed in the 1944 Resident year for Helena, Montana, City Directory, 1944 as: Albert S Hersey Jr, living at 1014 9th Av, Occupation: Stone Cutter working for the Kain Granite Co (U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).
I appreciate all of your considerations on this issue and hope that you can make the appropriate changes and "Note" on your memorials for any these people that you may have memorials for.
Thank you so much for your help in helping me get correct information for some of my ancestors.
Boren Family Hi my name is Nikki, Manassa and Lucy Boren are my great grand-parents x2. I am trying to find any info available, I do not know anything about my family, my grandma died when I was young. I found her mother Bessie May Monroe Boren and father James alma Boren names of her birth certificate, I didn't even know she had siblings. I'm very curios to know about my family so any help you can give would be very much appreciated!!! Thank you!!!