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Bill Kapaun (#47698263)
 member for 2 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.

Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 22-24 "shoot". Also added about 700 pics to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!

Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter.

Mike Ransom runs the website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.

Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1500+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!

Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!

I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.

IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.

If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.

Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.

For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.

Picture credit:
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as etc.
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please don't post them to those sites.
For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated.

In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)
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 • 949 Memorials Added
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Johnny Fahringer
Many thanks for all your efforts trying to locate
an additional stone.
Added by CJBiller on May 12, 2014 5:22 PM
Rodney Kertzman
You don't know what it means to me to know where Rodney was buried. I knew my Great Aunt Francis would have had him buried with a grave stone just like the rest of her young sons it was just a matter of where. I knew she was visiting her mother when he pasted away. I updated his memorial with the information from your's.
Thanks again,
Added by Paula on Mar 08, 2014 7:01 PM
Obit has been added. I added it to my tree, but didn't think to add it to her memorial on Findagrave. Thanks. -- Teresa
Added by amtsunshine on Mar 06, 2014 5:46 PM
Robert Kuechler
Thank you for the links. They are added. Any more information or photos would be great.
Added by DeniseL on Feb 24, 2014 4:49 PM
Thanks for the link info ! I added them.
Added by Kerry on Feb 12, 2014 2:06 PM
Joe Pearce
Gertrude Cotton
Thanks for providing the parents of Gertrude.
Joe A. Pearce 46885687
Added by Joe Pearce on Jan 29, 2014 11:02 AM
Bernard McManus
Hey, just found out how to approve updates....sorry. I put "Ben" as a nickname as it was on his headstone. I will check death record again to see what it says there?

Added by Odette on Jan 12, 2014 10:08 PM
Colleen Turnbow English
Emil Stanea
Thank you for the information to link with his father Samuel... it is completed.
Added by Colleen Turnbow English on Jan 12, 2014 3:16 PM
Annette Beaulieu
RE: Beaulieu
I got them linked together. Thanks for your help!
Added by Annette Beaulieu on Jan 12, 2014 11:54 AM
Annette Beaulieu
I'm not sure how to link them with me only being in charge of one? Do you know how to do it?
Added by Annette Beaulieu on Jan 11, 2014 4:38 PM
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