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Lalepro (#47886823)
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My name is Laura Lee Prochaska. I live in Washington, DC. My mother, Joan Lee Shotwell Prochaska Eckstein (born 11/24/1946), is the third and final child of Stanley & Dorothy Shotwell. She has two older sisters, Helen and Frances. Her sisters were 17 & 19 years older than her. She grew up like an only child. For her second marriage she married my father in her early 20s, Francis(Frank) Henry Prochaska III in 1970. He is an inventor, mechanical engineer, father of two boys & a girl. He is also an only child & was raised is Chicago, Illinois. My parents lived in Virginia Beach for 10 years together before moving to Augusta County Waynesboro, Virginia in 1981 & raised Frank M., David A., and me in the beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They were married for 29 years. My mother passed away on 6/28/05, of metastatic breast cancer. She was a wonderful mother, an expressive artist, & a God seeking Christian. One important fact about her grave is that she doesn't have a tombstone. Yet, she was cremated and her ashes are in a wooden box buried on top of her daddy's grave. She has one grand-daughter, Emma Prochaska, who was born in March 2006 to my brother Frankie Prochaska. My family are wonderful God focused people and are a wonderful support system for me. I am happy to connect with other people who share the same family tree or anyone.
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RE: James Albert Was my great-grandfather
I would love to talk. I know so little about Dorothy. I actually have a copy of that book. It's awesome!
Added by Mike on Jul 24, 2012 4:35 PM

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