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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 14 years, 2 months, 14 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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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
amy palmer
Mohler photo
Thank you for taking the Mohler photo. Maybe someday I may make it to California.
Amy Palmer
Added by amy palmer on May 19, 2015 7:08 AM
Justin E. Pratt
We are Cousins!
My father was Eugene Pratt. Son of Robert. Uncle Albert used to drive out from California here to Tennessee to visit! So cool! I see Albert's daughter was your Aunt. What about her brothers? Are they living? Thanks Justin E. Pratt
Added by Justin E. Pratt on May 14, 2015 12:46 AM
EvaLynn Holt
Thanks for Grant Haskell
I don't know why I haven't been receiving the notifications from Find A Grave, but this thank you is about a year overdue. I am so sorry I didn't know you had posted this until tonight. I sincerely appreciate your time and effort!!
Added by EvaLynn Holt on May 03, 2015 11:19 PM
Headstone Photos
Thank you for posting the photos I had requested for: Mary Elizabeth Webb, James Webb and Mary Webb and also the photos to the memorials for: Alta Grace Webb and Emily Webb Giesy. I truly appreciate your service you provide here on Find A Grave.
Added by BLV on Apr 28, 2015 11:32 PM
Grant Tooker
Hi, thank you for the info, I wonder where he is, the other Tooker's are in that cemetery I think. I will research the other cemetery, thank you again :--)
Added by lisa on Apr 28, 2015 8:10 PM
Lou (Davis) Dedinsky
Earl and Grovery Flory
Thank you so much for posting the photos!
Added by Lou (Davis) Dedinsky on Apr 28, 2015 10:48 AM
Anna Rose Pratt Lawler
Hi I was wondering if you knew if Anna had a brother, Cecil Pratt, that was married to a Sue Harwell? Sue is the sister to my daughter in laws grandmother and we are trying to research this line. Thank you very much for any info.

Sondra Montano
Added by SoJoMo on Apr 27, 2015 7:29 PM
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