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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of local markers, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever see. So I hope I and other photographers take time to clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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Messages left for Kim S. (919)[Leave Message]
GeoC and SherA
RE: Heffners
Yeah, we keep an eye out for each other. I was just telling someone the other day how I consider this a team effort. That we work together to reach the end result. There is so much that one person can't do it all. Someone pointed out that I had posted the wrong grave photo on a memorial. I wasn't even paying attention. I went to the site of the one the cemetery folks gave me the location for. It was the first and last name, but with different dates. I then read the obit on his memorial and discovered he was actually buried at another cemetery. I found a number of those recently. So we just help each other fix our oversights. Even if we aren't going through some kind of trauma, we still can mess up. This is no lone ranger project. LOL I'm waiting to hear that my work orders are complete. I will let you know when everything is complete. I am so hoping it turns out like we want.
Added by GeoC and SherA on Jun 30, 2015 6:37 AM
Pictures to Flowers
Done - If you find any more - keep them coming and I will change.

Thanks Kim.

Added by CEllison on Jun 29, 2015 11:09 AM
Donna White
re: Morgan and Irva Milligan and laura Conway
Hi Kim, thank you so much for finding and taking grave photos for Morgan and Irva Milligan and their daughter Laura Conway's memorials...esp. for the extra perspective pictures. I appreciate your efforts. donna white
Added by Donna White on Jun 29, 2015 1:15 AM
Everett Mefford
RE: Coy Martin
Thank you so very much I am so glad we work well together
Added by Everett Mefford on Jun 24, 2015 12:20 PM
Everett Mefford
Coy Martin
Hi Kim

I just made a memorial for Coy Martin and in the obit it says he joined his wife Joan Martin. Could you tell me if she is buried in Sacramento Valley National and if she is I will make a memorial for her and get them linked. I search obits, Ancestry, Billion Graves etc.
Added by Everett Mefford on Jun 24, 2015 10:47 AM
RE: Heffners
Turned in the work order requests today. Will let you know when everything is complete. Sure hoping they are readable.
Added by SherB on Jun 22, 2015 4:33 PM
Your profile
Well, I see if I would read ALL of your profile, I would know more. :-)
Added by SherB on Jun 21, 2015 5:28 PM
RE: Heffners
Oh Kim! I don't think I knew you lost your husband. I am so sorry. I can't even imagine. Okay, if I see something on your memorials that might need attention, I will let you know. Luv ya
Added by SherB on Jun 21, 2015 5:25 PM
to flowers
Thanks Kim - will do - I had already put in several before our last talk, I just could not remember all that I had done.

As you run across them, just let me know and I will switch.

Thanks for all you do - Carol
Added by CEllison on Jun 20, 2015 7:25 AM
RE: Heffners
You're very welcome. Maybe some day we can get the cemetery guys to go out and locate and dig up the markers so they are visible. Let me know if you ever want me to ask them.
Added by SherB on Jun 15, 2015 10:14 PM
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