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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones.

In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.

My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.

I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.

If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.

Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Messages left for Doug & Marilyn ... (1364)[Leave Message]
vera stober
Jeannette Blair
Thank You!
Added by vera stober on Jul 03, 2015 8:30 AM
John Winning
Harriett B Nygaard
Hi Marilyn,

How are you? Thanks for the nice photo of Harriett and quick response.

Added by John Winning on Jul 02, 2015 5:44 PM
John Winning
Harriett B Nygaard
Hi Marilyn,

How are you? Thanks for the nice photo of Harriett and quick response.

Added by John Winning on Jul 02, 2015 5:44 PM
Thank you!
Dear Doug and Marilyn,

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful photo of Mildred Shelley's grave marker! It's nicely composed, well lit, and tack sharp. It feels as if I can reach out and touch the engravings.

2,807 photos taken?! Wow! Thank you for graciously and generously volunteering your time and talent to make Find-A-Grave such an important resource.

bpojito105 (#47863569)
Added by bpojito105 on Jul 02, 2015 10:25 AM
Holtzer family
Thank you so much for filling my request of taking pictures of the Holtzer family headstones.
Added by Pam on Jun 15, 2015 2:21 AM
Matilda C. Claypool
Thank you for taking her photo.
Added by Jauers on May 29, 2015 4:47 PM
Edwin & Olie Barnes pictures
Thank you so much for the photos of Edwin & Olie Barnes stones. I really appreciate it!
Added by KUfan on May 29, 2015 4:25 PM
Cindi Fernandez
DeVe grave
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Virginia DeVe's grave marker. We appreciate you taking the time to do this.
Added by Cindi Fernandez on May 26, 2015 11:16 AM
Arleta ♥
Brown photos
Thank you for fulfilling the stone photo requests; they are greatly appreciated. Have a blessed day!
Added by Arleta ♥ on May 25, 2015 6:47 AM
Phil & Beth Hutson
Arthur Rapier Elliot "Art" Elliott
Thank you for the nice photos
and his wife
Later Phil
Added by Phil & Beth Hutson on May 24, 2015 9:07 PM
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