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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 19 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:

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

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 ... (1435)[Leave Message]
CGrubb
Ted Marcus Morrow
Greetings Doug and Marilyn!
Thank you so much for using your free time to take a photo of Ted and Dorothy's marker. The photo's look great! Charles
Added by CGrubb on Jun 10, 2016 9:20 AM
BJK
38865798, 38865797 & 38865799
Thank you so much for the photos especially the family plot that seems more special me!
Added by BJK on Jun 10, 2016 7:37 AM
RC Karnes
Wylie McCarty
Thank you very much for looking for my relative's headstone and taking a pic of his plot!
Added by RC Karnes on May 23, 2016 3:07 PM
holly and don stickles
elmer and emma garinger
thank you so much for the pictures. they look really great!!
Added by holly and don stickles on May 16, 2016 12:16 PM
Jill Butler Bolen
RE: 35005979 Jehu Lawler Cemetery
Thank you! I saw the section clearly using Satellite view!!
Added by Jill Butler Bolen on May 09, 2016 3:08 PM
Jill Butler Bolen
35005979 Jehu Lawler Cemetery
Can you provide driving directions or GPS coordinates to the Jehu Lawler cemetery? They are my gggggggrandparents.
Added by Jill Butler Bolen on May 07, 2016 7:25 AM
Nancy Leathers
Chip Edin
Thank you so much for the photo. I will watch to see if a permanent marker is placed for him.

Nancy Edin Leathers
Added by Nancy Leathers on Apr 26, 2016 3:13 PM
John A C
Stella Erma Rinehart Wells
Thank you for taking the time to take this photo for me.

Sincerely,
John
Added by John A C on Apr 15, 2016 1:11 PM
Becky Cole
Tombstone~
Thanks so much for the photo of the stone for Elizabeth Foltz HOWES CROSBY. I appreciate your volunteer work and thank you for it!
Becky
Added by Becky Cole on Apr 12, 2016 5:39 PM
AKZ
Simidian photos
Wow that was fast! Thank you so much for taking these photos and for all your efforts.
Al
Added by AKZ on Apr 12, 2016 1:10 AM
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