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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 15 years, 10 months, 10 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 ... (1465)[Leave Message]
Jennifer Crook
Thank you so much!
I can't thank you enough for finding our family's plots:)!! It is so much appreciated!!!
Jennifer
Added by Jennifer Crook on Jan 20, 2017 8:06 PM
John Winning
Hudelson
Hello Marilyn,
Hope you had a good holiday season. Thanks for trying to find these Hudelson's headstones.

John
Added by John Winning on Jan 17, 2017 8:40 PM
Nathan Vaughan Marks
Alma Radford
Thank you for the picture of my aunt's headstone. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Nathan Vaughan Marks on Jan 17, 2017 6:19 PM
Ralph Holloway
Elic Routh
Thank you very much for the information and photographs.
Ralph L Holloway
Added by Ralph Holloway on Jan 16, 2017 9:58 PM
Donna Shalley
Charles Nichols
Thank you for your help and info. Donna
Added by Donna Shalley on Dec 23, 2016 12:04 PM
Peggy G. O'Leary
RE: Valli George Morrow
Thank you very much!
Added by Peggy G. O'Leary on Dec 22, 2016 7:01 PM
Windi Spears
CHARLES GIBBINS
thank you for taking a picture of where my mothers uncle charlie rests. have looked for a long long time. makes me sad that he has no actual marker. again THANK YOU
Added by Windi Spears on Dec 22, 2016 6:15 PM
Lester Letson
Acacia Memorial
thanks for taking the pictures at Acacia
Added by Lester Letson on Dec 04, 2016 10:58 AM
Joyce Henderson
Englehardt Fern #38821171
I don't know if this is the proper place for my question, but here goes. Would you happen to have any information or a contact for Englehardt Fern? There may be a link between him and my gg grandmother, Elisabeth, from Scranton, PA. Thank you.
Added by Joyce Henderson on Nov 21, 2016 8:25 AM
Karen M.
Vogt
Hi

Thank you for taking the time looking for Dorothy Vogt's grave.

Karen
Added by Karen M. on Nov 19, 2016 7:58 AM
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