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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 6 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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June Adams
Minerva Marie Theiler
Memorial 28696250 for Minerva Marie Theiler has headstone photo doe Delana & Charles Overstreet??
Added by June Adams on Apr 19, 2015 4:44 AM
June Adams
Gladys Anna Beachler
I believe per birth & death dates that headstone photo uploaded to Gladys Anna Beachler memorial 28696200 belongs on memorial 17976622 for Gladys Ethel Mohler Beachler whose spouse is Howard C Beachler memorial 17976618. You have this photo correctly on Howard's memorial. Thank you so much.
Added by June Adams on Apr 18, 2015 5:42 AM
Kenny Melton
RE: John Archer
Thanks that would be great. Do you have Maude also?
Added by Kenny Melton on Apr 17, 2015 5:15 PM
Lou (Davis) Dedinsky
Owen and Daniel Flory
Thank you so much for posting the photos!
Added by Lou (Davis) Dedinsky on Apr 16, 2015 10:30 AM
James McCraw
Thank you so much for taking the photo of his headstone.
Added by PKWood on Apr 10, 2015 8:42 AM
Kathleen Bowen
Walter F Smith
Thank you so very much for taking and posting the picture. Much appreciated!!
Added by Kathleen Bowen on Apr 09, 2015 7:23 PM
Mary Ellen C
Carrie Bell Welch Whitney Finkle
Thank you so much for taking this photo!

Mary Ellen C
Added by Mary Ellen C on Apr 09, 2015 6:16 PM
JW and Carol Elder
RE: Ella Dean Coffman
Yes, you may use the pictures of the graves we take. You are right about Resthaven. It is a very large cemetery. Without a location of the grave it is hard to get the picture request fulfilled. We actually happen to take Ella Dean Coffman stone as we had taken many pictures of stones in that section.
Added by JW and Carol Elder on Apr 08, 2015 12:16 PM
S.K. Mach
Ernest Grant Curtis marker
Just wanted to say thank you for letting me know my Greatgrandpa Grant Curtis # 57527875 didn't even have a marker at his final resting place. Some cousins and I got together and purchased a marker for him which was just laid a few days ago. I added a photo on his Memorial Page and also wish to keep the photo you added showing the conditions of his burial. Thanks again!
Added by S.K. Mach on Apr 05, 2015 11:16 AM
Phyllis Bradley
Memorial #38847942
Thank you so much for posting the photo of Addie Mae Johnson's memorial stone. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by Phyllis Bradley on Apr 05, 2015 11:14 AM
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