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Laurie (#47101289)
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Bio Photo Greetings My Friend,

If you are exploring this website it likely means that you have an interest in your heritage and the lives of your ancestors.

I have a profound respect and appreciation for those who have gone before us and sacrificed much in their efforts to live a good life, leaving a legacy of faith and heritage which we must never forget.

I invite you to share family information. Corrections are certainly welcome. Sources are appreciated. If you have a closer relationship to one of my postings please contact me about a transfer of that memorial.

Family history is my passion, as well as my profession. Information from past research projects and a small obituary collection has been posted for the benefit of descendants seeking more information on their kindred.

Best wishes in your journey.

--Laurie West Hillier


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"We need another dimension in our lives, a compelling need and drive within each of us to feel that somehow, somewhere we have made a difference--that our lives have mattered." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)

"...life's deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments but in relationships.

...possibly the deepest human need is the need to feel appreciated." (Gary Chapman)

"The thing about memories is that they get a little foggy. Or they can disappear completely when a family member dies and takes away recollections of a time and place that no longer exists.

"Sometimes it is only the voice that will remain." (Ian Frazier)

"Every life, well-observed is interesting." (Interviewer of Ian Frazier)

"Love is more powerful than any kind of magic." (Dumbledore)

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holycow...what a ride!"
(author unknown)

"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." (author unknown)

"My goal is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." (author unknown)

"The end is often just the beginning." (author unknown)

"...I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest, And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father." (Enos 1:27)



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Pat Gillespie
RE: Appreciation
You are more than welcome! Regards.
Added by Pat Gillespie on Mar 27, 2014 5:17 AM
Rhonda
findagrave Winifred Parkinson Jennens
Thank you so much for adding the photos of Winifred Parkinson Jennens. A picture is worth a thousand words and I want to thank you a thousand times for adding them. They are such wonderful quality also. Thanks again, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda on Jul 29, 2013 9:30 PM
Shelby and Tom Grant
Pine Forest Cemetery
Laurie, Where are you getting the info to build memorials for people in Pine Forest Cemetery in Wilmington, NC? You have also been able to add historical info also. There are more than the 1,500 gaves in the Pine Forest Cemetery that have been entered. Finding the graves is very hard and where you are getting the memorial information may help me to find the markers better. Your help is appreciated. Shelby
Added by Shelby and Tom Grant on Mar 20, 2013 9:37 AM
Michael
Marie Begay
Hello Laurie,

Sorry for the very late reply on your requests. Due to lack of time and so many requests it is hard to complete them all in a timely basis. You sent me the below request for Marie Begay at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Thank you for the information, obituary and family connections for Marie. I have added them to her memorial. I also added a photo of her entombment.

Michael

Added by Michael on Feb 09, 2013 10:23 AM
Marcus Stanley
Phoebe Newbold Huggins
Hi,

Memorial have been updated.

Mark
Added by Marcus Stanley on Jul 27, 2012 7:34 AM
Linda Claxton
Wynes
Just wanted to let you know I uploaded a photo for this memorial #39158088

Linda
Added by Linda Claxton on Mar 16, 2012 7:51 PM
Mary-Ann
Transfer of Graves
Hi Laurie,
I was thinking that if there are any graves I have made and you would like, please let me know as many of them are more closely related to you than me - I am not saying I don't want them, you just may like to have them that is all.
Mary-Ann.
Added by Mary-Ann on Jul 18, 2011 9:15 PM
billcarr
RE: Castle Gate
Have you visited the Scofield cemetery? Much of that work (the miners) was done by me. Any contribution you can make there is appreciated.
Note as you visit the two cemeterys. Winter Quarters (Scofield) was 1900. Castle Gate was 1924. Much had changed in 24 years, the automobile for instance, Electricity here and there, frankly the frontier was over by the time of Castle Gate disaster. Note also every miner in Scofield cemetery has some commentary on his headstone about " killed in a coal mine explosion". By the time of Castle Gate so many coal mines all over the country had caused disasters this epitaph has almost disappeared.
Added by billcarr on Jun 01, 2011 12:23 PM
Bill E. Doman
Annie Jones
Good day Laurie: Transfer complete. I appreciate your request and have a good weekend.
Added by Bill E. Doman on May 28, 2011 11:40 AM
Bill E. Doman
Obit for Annie Jones
Hi Laurie: Due to time and other reasons ex-
plained in my personal Bio., Para.4, I would like to defer Obituary requests back to the Contributors (Find A Grave)requesting them. I hope you will understand. Have a nice weekend.
Added by Bill E. Doman on May 26, 2011 9:45 PM
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