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David M. Habben (#835)
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Bio Photo Hometown of Hammond, Indiana, near Chicago. I now live in Boise, Idaho. I work for Cloverdale Funeral home in Boise, ID. Prior, I've been a paramedic since 1978, as an EMS provider, manager, educator, and in communications. I've been photographing cemeteries and grave sites for over 15 years. I have developed a presentation on the art and symbolism of gravestones and cemeteries which I give through the city's Community Education system and at genealogy/ family history conferences, and to various historical groups. I also give historical tours of cemeteries in Boise.

PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" TOOL THROUGH FINDAGRAVE FOR ANY CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS. Requests to add obituaries to entries will have them edited to meet F.A.G. guidelines, mentioning no living relatives.

I'm always available to photograph graves in the Boise/Ada County, Idaho and surrounding areas. My ISP doesn't send me photo requests for some reason, but feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any requests. Before you send me corrections to entries, please make sure it's my entry and not just my photo on the entry.

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Sandra Scott
RE: Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane
Thanks, David. I think the one of the entrance gates will be good. the email is

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jul 02, 2015 11:57 AM
Sandra Scott
Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery photo on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 29, 2015 10:51 PM
Reg O
Gobeil in South Hill Cemetery, Prince Albert, Sask.
I have added photographs and dates for the Gobeil entry in South Hill cemetery #148412193 and #148412419. I was wondering if you could delete your entry #127781268, as these are for the same headstone.
Thank you
Reg Oberg
Added by Reg O on Jun 28, 2015 3:54 PM
RE: 9431906 Thomas Cunningham
Thank you for letting me know. Appears to be my cousin but don't see his wife, Hazel anywhere there yet, if so. Will check with the cemetery. Thank you for all your Find A Grave efforts.
Added by Susie on Jun 26, 2015 8:16 AM
9431906 Thomas Cunningham
Hi David! Just wondering how you came to taking this photo? Are your related?
Added by Susie on Jun 24, 2015 10:59 PM
Wilda Dillion
Boise Barrracks post cemetery
David, Could you drop by so I can give you these papers? I've got a stack Of them about the size and weight of a ream of paper. Being a paramedic you should be able to find me in my assisted living home. It's Plantation Place and its tucked in among some houses on the east end of the Plantation Golf Course on State Street. 3921 N. Kessinger Lane #34, Boise

I spent 3 years researching this cemetery. It helped that I was retired and volunteering at the research library. I read all copies of the Statesman from beginning until the army left in 1913. I read the minutes of early Boise City council. I got numerous lists from the National Archives

I moved from a two bedroom apartment into one room so I need to down size. Wilda Dillion
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 11, 2015 9:18 PM
Mark's Mom
RE: Hillside Cemetery

Thank you so much for the kind words, it's greatly appreciated and means a lot to me. The Hillside Cemetery is what really got me going on Find A Grave.

I though it was so disgraceful the condition of the cemetery and the complete lack of respect vandals have for the people buried there.

When I found a transcription that was done in 1957, I thought how wonderful this person Vera took the time to record over 1200 headstones, if she hadn't done so we would never know the people buried there.

Thank you for the work you also do. It's people like you that make Find A Grave a wonderful site.

I also deleted some of my original photos of the Calligans (they were from 2006, taken on my phone's camera) so that you can add your pictures.

Take care my Find A Grave friend. God bless you and keep you safe.

Best Regards,
Bernice (Mark's Mom)
Added by Mark's Mom on Jun 10, 2015 10:35 AM
Wayne Parrish
Thomas E. Avent is listed in two different cemeteries. Could you check on this?
Added by Wayne Parrish on Jun 09, 2015 7:57 PM
Sharon M
Correction of Your Information
James Irby buried in Rondo Cemetery, Arkansas.

His birth is approx. 1840.

Sarah Jane Irby Hicks and James Irby are brother and sister.
Added by Sharon M on Jun 08, 2015 7:30 PM
Charlotte Lynch
jane hildreth grave
I recently found a grave for Jane Hildreth death date 1948, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio. I am searching for a relative by this name who would have died at least a 100 years earlier in Cuyahoga or Lake Co. Ohio. I am just wondering if there is any possibility that the grave marker was hard to read and the date could possibly be different??? I know I am sounding desperate. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Charlotte Lynch
Added by Charlotte Lynch on Jun 08, 2015 3:01 PM
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