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Laurie Porter (#46897171)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 21 days
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For the past 9 years, I have been the Sec/Tres and Board Member and Archivist at The Historical Bethany Cemetery Spanaway Wa.
I have created a folder file on each person buried at Bethany, and currently am posting all of Bethany Interred on Find a Grave.
Please contact me with inquiries about the people buried here, as Ive been doing Geneaology searches as well.
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Messages left for Laurie Porter (9)[Leave Message]
Jaime T.
RE: shirley j Whisman
I didn't create the record. If you look on the left side, it says it was created by Rita Osborne.
Added by Jaime T. on Feb 07, 2014 9:00 AM
Jaime T.
RE: shirley j Whisman
Hi Laurie,

I actually just added the picture of the cemetery for her record. I don't know anything about her. I'm so sorry I couldn't be of more help!

Added by Jaime T. on Feb 06, 2014 10:31 PM
Bannon family of Spanaway
Hello, I'm trying to find Elizabeth Rhae Jeffery Bannon who was born in Minnesota and died in Spanaway in 1987. She was married to Vilo Dean Bannon, and their child was Michael Dean Bannon. I found the memorial for her grandson, Michael, but don't see her or her husband, Vilo, listed on Find A Grave. I believe Elizabeth Jeffery Bannon is the daughter of Leah Rhae Ruby Smith Jeffery Crow, who was my 1st cousin 3x removed. Would Vilo, who died in 1971, and Elizabeth be buried in the same cemetery as their grandson, Michael?

Denise Lemon Knapp
Added by Onlyarethusa on Oct 30, 2013 4:38 PM
Family connections
Hello will you please connect my baby cousin Dennis #62811052 with his parents Hans #64517426 & mom Myrtle #18073086. Thank you.I also left you this message on the link to the memorial page. Thank you.
Added by Jeannie on Sep 26, 2013 11:43 PM
David Hodson
Clemons & gould
Hi Laurie. I have several relatives at Bethany Cemetery, Spanaway Wa. Would you consider transferring them to me?

Albine A. Clemons 61419642 Grand Uncle
Pearl B. Clemons 61419503 Wife of Grand Uncle
Ruby E. Gould Daugther 63457090 1st Cousin
Robert E. Clemons 61938267 1 st Cousin

Rubys sister Ruth E Freer. (Couldn't find a Memorial number. She is buried next to Ruby Gould.)

My name is David M Hodson, Contributor# 47358805
Thanks for considering this. Dave Hodson
Added by David Hodson on Aug 19, 2013 11:51 PM
2nd Request
-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 1:05 AM
Subject: Find A Grave Correction: Hans Christenson

Contributor name: Laurie Porter
Link to contributor:


Find A Grave contributor Carol has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Hans Christenson.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
Hans is my grand uncle. Please update his memorial. This is my second request

Hans Andrew Christensen
Birth Jun 1874 in Pierce County, Washington
Death 22 Feb 1933 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington

Andrew Nelsen Christensen, Sr # 105713682
Yetta Marie Jensen Christensen # 105713991

Carol #48055329

Added by Carol on Jun 15, 2013 2:35 PM
Spanaway Cemetery
Hi Laurie,
I have photographed and adopted those folks in the Spanaway (both sides) and Rainier cemeteries. I am trying to add as much genealogical data as i come across it. Thanks so far for John & Emma Rohr's obits!!! So far I have learned that 3 Wright sisters married 2 Rohr brothers. I volunteered for the Spanaway Historical Society at one time, and have the plot maps of the cemetery. I hope i can help you out some time!!!
Added by Boojee on Apr 09, 2013 10:16 PM
Barbara D. Rose
George Campbell
please transfer memorial 63974608 George Campbell to me. This is my great grandfather. Also, memorial 63979272 Ida M. Lamp Campbell George's wife my great grandmother.
thank you -
Barbara D Rose my id # 47046657

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Added by Barbara D. Rose on Oct 17, 2012 9:14 PM
Hillview Cemetery vs. Hinsdale Cemetery
Hello, I am confused as to the legal name of the cemetery. I am emailing you at the email address you show on your member page, and look forward to your response.
Added by DiAnn on Sep 25, 2011 3:57 PM

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