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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 21 days
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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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Patricia Cooper
Family Links Request
Hello, would it be possible for you to link Helen Rose West to Her parents? She is my husband's first spouse. They were married for nine years. If you would like I ca send you a link for her tree in Her first husband and her last husband are both still living. Her second husband has passed on. I will be completing my links to her sisters Margaret (2005) and Catherine (2014) and they should link to her as I link them to her parents.
Sincerely, Patricia Cooper (#47611708)

Find A Grave Memorial# 98907001
Helen Rose West

Helen Rose Bakarich (Cooper) (Davis) West
Birth 27 Aug 1941 in Niagara Falls, New York
Death 19 May 2011 in Roseville, Placer, California

Mary A. (Praydich) Bakarich
Find A Grave Memorial# 74840681
Birth 3 Jul 1913 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Death 22 Dec 2004 in Lewiston, Niagara, New York, United States of America

Find A Grave Memorial# 80902326
Paul Bakarich
Birth 23 Jan 1895 in Yugoslavia
Death 20 March 1962 in Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, USA
Added by Patricia Cooper on Jul 25, 2014 1:51 AM
Denise Gill
Paul Casmey
Just wanted to express appreciation for you taking time out of your own life to photograph this family headstone. God Bless. It looks great! ;)
Added by Denise Gill on Jul 24, 2014 3:13 PM
Denise Gill
F.a.G. bio photo
Thank you and God Bless. :)
Added by Denise Gill on Jul 22, 2014 7:25 PM
Re: Robert
What is your e mail address I'll delete it soon as I get it, I'll send the the directions on the link.
Added by Dave on Jul 22, 2014 12:54 AM
Re: Corp Robert Jursch
Thank you for finding Robert's marker, Since it's his hometown marker I added a link to it. I found some info on where his dad was buried and made his memorial but it turned out he wasn't buried there. I'm still searching on where he's at.

Added by Dave on Jul 22, 2014 12:38 AM
Dennis Pleau
Dorothy Briggs
Thanks Kim, I up loaded what you sent me.
Added by Dennis Pleau on Jul 21, 2014 6:05 PM
Grave Finder
RE: Your uncle
HaHa yeah, I don't get up that way much anymore. Thanks again!
Added by Grave Finder on Jul 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Grave Finder
Thank you
Thanks for the photo of my Uncles headstone Kim !!!!
Added by Grave Finder on Jul 21, 2014 10:36 AM
Nancy Olson
RE: Axel Johnson
Hi Kim,

Thanks for the photo for my great grand uncle Axel Johnson's memorial. I find myself wanting to type "Alex" instead of "Axel" since my son's name is Alex. I should have thought of that when I searched for him on Find A Grave.

Six of my 8 great grandparents and some of my GG grandparents lived in Chisago County (Nessel Township and Fish Lake Township) and the other 2 lived accross the border in Burnett County, Wisconsin, in the Grantsburg area. If you need any help in those areas perhaps I could help. Maybe we have family in common.

Added by Nancy Olson on Jul 13, 2014 9:11 PM
Kurt Hess
Milton Lester Gates
Hi Kim,

I had a good laugh, with all the Miltons and Lesters ... could you replace the T Milton picture with a M Lester picture on 46698816?

Thanks for filling in the others, also.

Added by Kurt Hess on Jul 10, 2014 1:33 PM
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