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Bill Kapaun (#47698263)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.

Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 2012 "shoot". Also added about 700 marker pictures to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!

Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter. He had to spend MANY hours walking the cemetery to make this list which Rob Minteer used.

Mike Ransom runs the website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.

Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1500+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!

Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!

I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.

IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.

If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.

Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.

For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.

Picture credit:
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as etc. Without giving me credit!
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please make it obvious THEY don't OWN them.

For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated, but not necessary.

In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)
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 • 977 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Bill Kapaun (125)[Leave Message]
Elizabeth Berry
RE: Zaida/Zelda
Thanks for your reply, Bill. I checked out the Adamson you were researching and don't see any relationship to my family.

Liz Berry
Added by Elizabeth Berry on Apr 29, 2015 4:26 PM
Elizabeth Berry
Bill, I see that you mentioned that Zaida (52625847) is Zelda's (89316668) twin. Zelda is my mother. Are you related?

Added by Elizabeth Berry on Apr 25, 2015 12:01 AM
Ms. Merritt
McGuire Transfers
Thanks so much for the transfers! I really appreciate it.
Added by Ms. Merritt on Apr 02, 2015 9:09 PM
2 Spiritwalkers
Percy Mims 58748575
Bill, we have incorporated your recommended edits onto Percy Mims' memorial. Thank you for the information.

Joe & Vikki
(2 Spiritwalkers)
Added by 2 Spiritwalkers on Mar 26, 2015 10:42 PM
Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Clark
RE: Zaida
Lol......I know! This is Julie.....I do most of the research & Jerry enjoys it:) We just returned from wintering in Lake Havasu City AZ.......our 1st time there.....not sure we'll return for more than a couple of weeks at most; we figured out we're not exactly fond of the desert! If there's ever anything we can do for you in our area (Eastern WA, etc), be sure to let us know! Julie
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Mar 25, 2015 2:51 PM
Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Clark
RE: Zaida Clark
Wow! We didn't know she had a twin! Thanks so much Bill for your msg & the additional info; We really appreciate all your work on this site.

Julie & Jerry Clark
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Mar 25, 2015 2:38 PM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
RE: Photo
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on Mar 24, 2015 3:38 PM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
RE: Photo
Mary Cunning Price 100702454; hey, great idea but no longer have the pictures saved to my hard drive, I do not know how to get them from one memorial to another any other way. If you do let me know, thanks
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on Mar 24, 2015 7:07 AM
Barbara Hendrickx Scharff
Thanks Bill. Added you as contributor.

Added by aisxray on Mar 20, 2015 7:33 PM
Hope you are doing well.
Thanks for the occasional updates and additions! Look forward to coming back up to our summer home in Idaho...
Added by aisxray on Mar 11, 2015 12:08 AM
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