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Gary Foster (#47500898)
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Bio Photo I am retired from a 40 year State Farm Insurance Agency career. I live in Tempe, Arizona with my wife Janet. We have raised 6 children and currently have 20 grandchildren. We are both serious about our genealogy hobby of tracing our lineages. We travel to the sites of our ancestors homelands and build websites showing all we have learned. We also actively seek out the final resting places of our ancestors and create a memorial of their lives for their descendants to find and learn more about their common heritage.

I have served for three years as an active volunteer & webmaster at the Mesa Regional Family History Center and currently as a missionary volunteer assisting patrons with their family history interests.

My Foster lineage goes back from Arizona to New Mexico to Texas to Arkansas to Missouri to Kentucky to Virginia to England to Flanders, Belgium. I am researching the surnames of Foster, Moore, Elliott, Thornton, Gale, Thompson, & Kartchner with about 30,000 linked family names.

I am willing to transfer memorials to you that I am not personally related too. Just ask.

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This seems to be Bert Foster's wife Ramona Duran:

Were they divorced? There is no Ramona Foster in Santa Fe National.
Added by Tex&Texie on Jun 28, 2014 8:57 AM
Christina Murphy Murray
RE: Sincere Thank you!
No problem at all! Glad to be of help!
Added by Christina Murphy Murray on Jun 12, 2014 8:48 PM
RE: Janice Carpenter Layton Foster
You're certainly welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by JKW on Feb 23, 2014 11:50 AM
Janice Carpenter Layton Foster
Don't know why I forgot to include the memorial number: 79875125.
Added by JKW on Feb 22, 2014 7:57 PM
Janice (Carpenter) Layton Foster

I've noticed that Janice Carpenter Layton Foster is a "Burial: Unknown". I thought I should let you know - if you're not already aware of it - that she is buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham County, Arizona, along with her first husband and two of her children. Just thought I'd mention this even though you may be well aware of it since you posted her gravestone photo.

Janet W.
Added by JKW on Feb 22, 2014 7:20 PM
Tom Thomas
RE: Links added to William Sanford Pace
Gary, the Pace family line extends back to England in the 1500's. I don't have the grave sites back beyond Thomas Pace though but his family line is that of John Pace of Middlesex, Virginia, and from there back to Staffordshire, England. DNA proof.

My paternal great grandmother was Nancy Pace, aunt of William Sanford Pace. She is buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Buchanan, Missouri with her husband Thomas L Thomas. I have them linked I think. Have to check again.

thanx for linking William to his parents too.
Added by Tom Thomas on Mar 31, 2013 2:07 AM
RE: Parents links added
Whew thank you. Yes Isabelle as Henry and Sophia's daughter. Frank Holliday is the son-in-law. I do appreciate your effort! - Scott
Added by W on Jan 25, 2013 7:48 AM
RE: Parents links added
Forgive me for being forgetful but I am not dire who Frank Holliday is and there are many listed. Can you narrow down for me the choices please?
Added by W on Jan 23, 2013 9:13 PM
Merideth Hmura
BTW - I could not find Emily/Mary either. I suspect "we" are not looking in the right place! Eventually!

Added by Merideth Hmura on Dec 11, 2012 8:14 PM
Merideth Hmura
Gary - no, I am not a wonderful person. I am an avid researcher/linker!!! But thank you for the nice comments!

I took the day off, but will continue to work on the Shoemaker family. I am photographing the Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque and linking people there. So - eventually, you will find a link to the Shoemaker family in New Mexico. Stay tuned!

Added by Merideth Hmura on Dec 11, 2012 8:11 PM
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