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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of local markers, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever see. So I hope I and other photographers take time to clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to read my husband's memorial, and leave flowers at his site, his memorial nummber is 60229291, Dale Sorbello.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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Messages left for Kim S. (1029)[Leave Message]
Jeremy
Delbert Wofford
Hi Kim. I see that you are hosting the page for Delbert and noticed a nice military photo on the page. Is Delbert in the photo, and if so which one is he?
Thanks. Jeremy
Added by Jeremy on Sep 29, 2016 5:17 PM
THR
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 146907284
Thank you. No rush at all. Bob/THR
Added by THR on Sep 23, 2016 1:59 PM
THR
Find A Grave Memorial# 146907284
Kim--would you be willing to remove one of the two grave photos you posted to this memorial for Louis Vecchi, or the generic photo of the GIs? I have a nice photo of him in full combat jump gear taken in the theater of war. The photo limit is maxed out. Thank you, Bob/THR
Added by THR on Sep 23, 2016 12:50 PM
Alice E. Boyle
Can you transfer ownership of my husband John J Boyle to Me please #32432024
Could you please change the ownership of my husbands grave at the National Cemetery of Sacramento Valley to me so that I can edit his obituary. (He was not in the Coast Guard, he was 30 years in the US Navy.) Record # 32432024

Regards,

Alice Boyle
Added by Alice E. Boyle on Sep 11, 2016 2:46 PM
Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
RE: Olive Van Sant

Find A Grave Memorial# 4669645
Family links:
Parents:
Benjamin Madden (1839 - ____)
Angeline Lamborn Madden (1844 - 1885)
Spouse:
Frank Walter Van Sant (1876 - 1956)
Children:
George Edward Van Sant (1903 - 1905)*

is all that I have

Do not know about 3 husbands

Warren
Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on Sep 02, 2016 8:03 AM
Sons of Liberty
RE: Jane Ring
Peace be with you !
Happy to Assist😊
Added by Sons of Liberty on Aug 26, 2016 1:03 PM
history4sure
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Well, Abafo was bad enough - I could have at least spelled the word "memorial" better! I would have done the deed for you, but thought it was a good hint to know, if you wanted to use it again in the future.
Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Aug 25, 2016 8:47 AM
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Kim: I left you a message on your "Abafo" memrial edit feature. It will come to your email. Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Aug 24, 2016 9:25 PM
Linda
RE: Valentine Zelnik
You are most welcome.

Blessings,
Linda
Added by Linda on Aug 24, 2016 4:42 PM
history4sure
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Sorry, Kim, "Sherrod" seems to be a dead end.

There was a reference to Sherod or Sherwood James on Family Search which sited a publication named: Stray Leaves, A James Family in America.

I have not other info except the marriage record I attached to Nancy James' memorial edit.

Wish I could be of more help.......
Added by history4sure on Aug 24, 2016 10:54 AM
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