|Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)|
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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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|ronw75||RE: 38848403 & 39002351|
Thank you for taking the time to photograph these memorials. Both photos were well done. I appreciate the effort!
Added by ronw75 on Jun 16, 2013 2:26 PM
|CS||Ruben Haley Photo|
Thanks for getting the picture Grandpa Ruben's grave marker. It means a lot to all of us.
Added by CS on Jun 15, 2013 10:19 AM
|Ed Smith||Ruben Haley|
I have updated his memorial. WOW! That is an unusual marker. Do you think he was referring to Modesto?? :O)
Added by Ed Smith on Jun 13, 2013 2:22 PM
|Ellen Locker Tomlinson||Audie Elmo Fautt|
Thank you for getting picture for me.
|Merry Henry||Photo of S.W.Reed headstone|
Dear Doug & Marilyn,
Thank you so much for taking the photo of my Great Grandfather's headstone. It means so much to me to be able to add photos to my genealogy program when they are available. It just rounds out the history a bit more. I appreciate your very prompt reply to my request. Isn't Find a Grave a wonderful tool! Thanks again, Merry Henry
|lrvarner ||James Howard Goodmn|
Thank you so much for getting the photo of my granddddys market. I really appreciate it. Lisa :)
Added by lrvarner on Jun 11, 2013 3:46 PM
|Ellen Locker Tomlinson||Fautt Grave Stones|
Thank you so much Doug and Marilyn for getting these pictures for me.
If you ever have anytime would you please look and see if anymore Fautt's are at this Cemetery.
Also I know their is one other now. William Fautt
Plot Tr. 4 Gr 115 Thank you again, Ellen
|Richard H.||Den Hollander|
Thanks so much!
|Wilson66||Albert Culp Worthen|
Doug & Marilyn Parman
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to photograph Albert Worthern's headstone. He and my great grandmother were brother and sister.
I so much appreciate your work!
Added by Wilson66 on Jun 10, 2013 7:30 PM
|Bill Vanderpool||Pearl Vanderpool|
Thank you for your help in trying to find Pearl.
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