Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 18 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,793 Memorials Added
 • 1,739 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 6,976 Photos
 • 18 Photo Requests
 • 2,863 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 54 Virtual Flowers
 • 19 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 3 Fame Ratings
 • 21 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
1 Our 4 legged family (7)
1 Our Family (8)
1 Our Grandparents & Grea... (71)
2 Ervin family (97)
2 Harmon family (64)
2 Lawler family (99)
2 McCall (95)
2 Parman family (86)
2 Petty family (94)
2 Wade family (64)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
C Larko-Canutt, CL Dean, Denise (Anderso..., Ed Smith, Emma (Shrum) Bu..., JAMES AND LYNNE..., John Mark Lambe..., John Winning, katzizkidz, Kemberly Graves, Kevin & Glena P..., Lynette Groves, Me2u, Michele Burtrum, Modesto CA, Pat Hall, Shirley Jackson..., SMG, Wes Hart, William Tatum, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Doug & Marilyn ... (1392)[Leave Message]
Kevin Finch
Patricia Binda
Hello Doug & Marilyn

According to my contact at the cemetery, Patricia is buried in Section: Avalon Garden, Plot 16, Grave B. I went to this location, standing on the # 16, indicating the plot. This is a fairly new section of the cemetery, with very few markers there at this time. I searched the entire area, walking between plots 15, 16 & 17, and found no marker for her. I'm sorry, but it appears her grave is unmarked at this time.

Added by Kevin Finch on Aug 30, 2015 7:33 AM
Christine Klukkert
Garrison Graves
Wow you guys! Those grave photos and WITH the labeling of all of those related Garrison graves - just AWESOME! Thank you - thank you! Boy, did it help my genealogy move forward. Blessings on you two - you have come through for me again!
Added by Christine Klukkert on Aug 24, 2015 8:13 PM
Dave Jones
Thank you very much for the photos!

Added by Dave Jones on Aug 24, 2015 8:07 PM
John Winning
Olson's Photos
Hi Marilyn,

Hope all is well with your family. Thanks again for taking and uploading more of my relatives headstone photos.

Added by John Winning on Aug 22, 2015 12:34 PM
Otho Pennington - Photo
Thank you for taking the time to do this photo. I specially like the way you handled the "No marker". Although I am confused as to why there isn't one. Thank again and keep up the great work. Julie
Added by Julie on Aug 22, 2015 6:05 AM
Wes Hart
George Harmon, Hash Cemetery. Menard, CO, ILL
Doug and Marilyn
Howdy again.
George Harmon, # 27959135
I am looking for daughter "Polly" born 1821, Mary Ann Harmon and her husband John W Boyd.
Mary Ann married July 18, 1844, Sangamon County, Illinois to John Washington (J.W) Boyd born about 1814, Hagerstown, Maryland.
They lived in Menard County Illinois from 1850 but died sometime after 1870.
There is a probate in the index for a John W Boyd in Menard County but no date, nothing for Mary.
I have been researching their daughter Laura Boyd Dillingham # 150795688 and would like to link her parents and now grandparents.
BTW. I am also likely related to this Hash family, from Virginia.
Any help?
Thank you
Wes Hart
Added by Wes Hart on Aug 17, 2015 10:40 PM
RE: Mistaken Transfers
Great, thank you!
Added by Jauers on Aug 14, 2015 9:19 PM
Mistaken Transfers
I accidentally transferred the following memorials to you, could you please transfer them back to me thank you.

Added by Jauers on Aug 13, 2015 8:48 PM
Edward D. Devoe
Thank you for his photo.
Added by Jauers on Aug 13, 2015 8:05 PM
Sharon C.
RE: Peter Jacobson #57569070
BTW Marilyn, I have the obit for "PN" and yes, died in 1948. He was married to Grace Guerne, as the daughter of "Mr." Guerneville. She's buried in Oakland.
Added by Sharon C. on Aug 13, 2015 6:58 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service