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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 1 day
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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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Barbara (Loffer) Bua
Re: Gravesite pic for Letha Herrington Matthews
Thank you for fulfilling this request, as well as for her family members. Also thanking you for the great work you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Barbara (Loffer) Bua on Jul 13, 2014 9:26 AM
S.K. Mach
Ernest Grant Curtis Burial
Thank you so much for all the work you did to find where he was! Do you know if it is possible to buy a marker and have it placed on his grave? What would be a local place close by that may be able to do that? Thanks again!
Added by S.K. Mach on Jul 10, 2014 10:25 PM
James Wiley Lewis
Thank you very much for taking this photo. My mother in law is thrilled I have interest in her family tree
Added by Jenn on Jul 10, 2014 5:07 PM
James Jerome Keeble marker photo
Thanks so much!

Added by MSL on Jul 10, 2014 4:44 PM
Manuel Machado
Thank you so much for adding the photos to Manuel's Memorial. Sorry I am late thanking you, but I have not had access to internet. Your time and effort are very much appreciated, Rose.
Added by Rose on Jun 15, 2014 8:19 PM
Brenda Oliver
Barbara Johnson
Thank you for the great picture and the information you provided with it.
Added by Brenda Oliver on Jun 10, 2014 10:48 AM
Dennis & Linda
Re: Elizabeth Morris
Thank you for the photo. I assume that it is okay to post this to our tree at Ancestry, with credit. - dennis
Added by Dennis & Linda on Jun 09, 2014 8:15 PM
Jean Pinick
Re:Orlin Harader
Thank you very much for taking the photo for me and so quickly. It is great. Thanks for your time. Jean
Added by Jean Pinick on Jun 09, 2014 5:57 PM
Ron Rader
Celia Cline Bonsack
Are you related to Celia Cline Bonsack? Her memorial number is 57526454.

If you are related, can you tell me if the photo I have added to the memorial is actually her or not?
Added by Ron Rader on Jun 08, 2014 7:39 AM
Thomas Higgerson
Steele pictures
Thank you so much for the great pictures of the gravestones that you provided for the Steele and Reeves memorials. I especially appreciate the one you took of the area where they are buried. It is clearly marked where each person is buried in relation to those in family plot. I really appreciate the time and effort you invested in fulfilling my photo request. Thanks again!

Thomas Higgerson
Added by Thomas Higgerson on May 31, 2014 6:46 AM
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