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I've loved history, research, and been fascinated with the Old West/Victorian times since I can remember. So when I was introduced to genealogy it just fit! It began for me in 1991 when I was asked by a sweet, elderly neighbor to help her with her family history, as she was legally blind and "afraid to learn how to do this stuff alone, and I sense you love well and learn well." What a compliment! I was hooked and later became a genealogist. My first realization that history was a passion for me began in childhood, and came through the freakish looks my friends would give me as I'd stand motionless and stare at the dilapidated remains of old cabins, sheds and homesteads; wishing that for just a few seconds I could go back in time to see and feel what they did. I wanted to know what life was like for those that lived there, built their lives literally by the sweat of their brow and sacrificed so much in search of truth, freedoms and a new way. I'm grateful for and to them.
I was born in 1962, I've been happily married since 1983, we have four grown and great kids. I grew up in Utah County, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, humor, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, horses and dogs, mountains, four seasons, sewing, creating, designing, color, being trusted, defending people, organizing, quilts, observing people, serving, volunteering, and the many opportunities I've been given to help people find the best in themselves... their gifts. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I don't love: making mistakes, my weaknesses, condescension, injustice, when power is more important than people, abuse of any kind, especially of the innocent; the use of "so called" truth and religion to gain control over people (ignoring the gift of free will), and when fear stops people from doing the right thing, especially when I notice it in myself.
Pursuing my own family history has provided me with so much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six and three half siblings, grew up fast in an incestuous, sadistic, chronically traumatic, methodically controlled, and yet deeply religious home (and community). I felt responsible for the well-being and needs of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, as well. I had many questions, feelings and needs I was not allowed to express. The effects have caused four disabilities, but I am healing. I've had much to heal in terms of trust in anything or anyone, identity, hope, and just how far back this multi-generational hell goes. Why are the meek, shy, honest and loving in my family devoured by the rest? The ultimate examples are the murder of my paternal grandfather (one of two adults I ever felt unconditional love from in my family) by his own wife, when I was nine years old; as well as the suicide of one brother. I could not accept that to be loving, sensitive and truthful meant you had to be abused/destroyed and it contradicted the Gospel I was "taught" in the same family and home. I've found some answers, learned much and continue to. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will ALWAYS be true.
I've learned that my heritage also has much greatness in it, as well as horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled and moved to be the first in at least four generations (that I know of) to speak the ugly truth out loud...at age 15. I've been denied, persecuted, threatened, abandoned and alienated by the same people I had dedicated my life to. Blamed for "ruining the family" by not keeping the secrets, but still used as their servant, confidante, and the only one they could turn to when they needed to be loved, a place to live, and understood. I see and feel intensely, as I move through my healing and the discovery of each ancestor that they are grateful the truth is out, they're sorry for the destruction they either passed down or concealed (denied), and they feel freedom as I find and slowly forgive them. They want and need the truth more than ever, since leaving this life. They are grateful that they matter, that their lives did, and that even though much denial still exists in their posterity...the opportunity to face the truth has been offered because it has been spoken out loud and brought out of the shadows, lies, secrets and denial that have enabled it to infect each new generation. They know me...I know them. They can progress from where they are and so can I. We help each other. They matter and have great worth... and they help me finally know that I do too.
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|AHastin||RE: James Andrew|
Thanks so much for updating his information, and the transfer too. Merry Christmas to you, Angela
Added by AHastin on Dec 08, 2013 6:43 PM
|Jenny Sparling Davis||Wood Burhoe|
Woody was a friend of mine back in Brandon , Florida. I grabbed this photo of him and added it to your memorial.
You did such a nice job. I am a genealogist and I like to keep up with my friends from the past.
Thank you for everything!
Jenny Sparling Davis
|A.W.R.||RE: Nice to hear from you again!|
Hey Annie: How's everything in your neck of the woods? Is it cold up in Big Sky country?
Added by A.W.R. on Nov 27, 2013 6:36 PM
|Ecclesiastes 3:1-8||Sterling Raymond Biggs|
I just found Sterling and added him to Find A Grave his number is 120520269 in Rose Hills Memorial Park. Would you post the family photo you have on his parents site on his site, and if you know the people in the photo would you name them under the photo
|Julie Nash||Lael J Woodbury|
If you want plot information for
Weston Cemetery, it is
Section B, Lot 87, Grave 9
|Terry Chaffee||Edward Lawrence Bounds|
hi annie. thought this was interesting abt
joyce and her name:
Per California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Edward Lawrence Bounds, age 26, married Joyce Elaine Pickel, age 20, 03 October 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Edward's father stated as Edward Lee Bounds and mother stated as Bessie Chaffee. Joyce's father stated as Jesse J. Pickel and mother stated as Cena M. Paster. Page 115, GS Film #2116806, Digital Folder #005698876, Image #02621
weird huh? fyi, edward lawrence is my 1st cousin, 2x removed. so i don't know. no wonder i couldn't find her CA death index....
bessie chaffee was my great grand aunt
|Heidi De Leeuw||Phyllis Ercanbrack|
I would love to manage for my husband, his mothers memorial site. Thank you very much for your assistance and all the wonderful work you do.
Thank you so much for the gentle reminder. I had set aside the corrections for when I had time to do them all at once and give them my undivided attention--and then my son caught this ridiculous head cold that's going around town, and as is probably requisite for 2nd graders, he passed it along to me. So kind of him. ;)
I think I've gotten the corrections all done now, but if I missed something, please do let me know.
Hope you're doing well, and enjoying this lovely fall we're having!
Added by 'Becca on Oct 17, 2013 3:07 PM
|Shelly L. Furner||Your Kindness|
Annie, I really appreciate your kindness in linking my family together. I can see that you care about these things as much as I do. Have a splendid day! Shelly
|'Becca||RE: Doris Lyndes|
Oh, wonderful! I love it when families can be linked together. =)
Added by 'Becca on Sep 27, 2013 1:01 AM
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