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Janice Dow Mendelson (#7693603)
 member for 16 years, 7 months, 21 days
Carolyn Bizek
RE: John Barbury
Thank you Janice! I have followed up on your suggestions. Take care.

Added by Carolyn Bizek on Apr 06, 2013 11:57 AM

Carolyn Bizek
John Barbury
Thank you for your quick response! I knew John when he was about 16-18, somewhere in there. I lived in Orem and he lived in SLC, so we couldn't get together much. What I would like to know if you can remember is anything about his school stuff at Judge. Did he like school, was he athletic, school clubs, etc., just anything you can remember. I also would like to know anything else you can remember about his personality and his family. I did meet his mother. I wonder if he earned a Purple Heart??? Do you know if he was drafted into the Army? I am just trying to fill in the blanks and have wondered all these years. Thanks so much!

Added by Carolyn Bizek on Apr 04, 2013 3:03 PM

Carolyn Bizek
John Barbury
Janice, I am a friend of John's from high school. I knew he died in Viet Nam and am wondering if you would e-mail me so I could get more information regarding John. Thanks! Carolyn

Added by Carolyn Bizek on Apr 03, 2013 8:51 AM

Garry Piiparinen
Are you related to the Menghini name?--Garry

Added by Garry Piiparinen on Jan 26, 2013 10:22 PM

Clint Black
# 76601238
Is this your uncle?
Thanks, Clint

Added by Clint Black on Oct 15, 2012 10:17 AM

Joe Gibbens
Charles Williams
Hi Janice - I want to respond so you know I can read. ;-) I can't really add to what Angela said below. I was there only once and I don't remember that particular gentleman. Joe

Added by Joe Gibbens on Mar 12, 2012 3:02 PM

Angela Cable
RE: Floretta Standing Stone
It may be in the next "column" over, a lot of them are set up that way here. I found one family that spanned three columns with two different styles of individual stones, there were nine of them, two of which I missed until I walked the row *behind* the family stone and figured it out. Did you want any of these transferred? I have no kin in the RS Cemetery, this is one of my GenWeb projects.

Added by Angela Cable on Oct 13, 2011 2:37 PM

Angela Cable
RE: photos
I can absolutely guarantee you that that stone is indeed there. The flat stones surround the standing stone. It's the method I use with all family stones, I photograph it and then all the members of the family even if it messes up walking the rows.

Added by Angela Cable on Oct 12, 2011 6:54 PM

Robert Fowler
Glenn Andreotta
I am grateful to you for sharing the photos of Glenn Andreotta. They certainly add considerable meaning to his site on findagrave.

Added by Robert Fowler on Apr 20, 2011 7:35 AM

Rick Leimbach
RE: John Barbury
Your comments are similar to those I heard from my family when my cousin was killed. So young, and so much of life missed. Thank you for your thoughts.

I would be pleased to take a photograph of your niece's headstone if you would like. Just let me know.


Added by Rick Leimbach on Apr 19, 2011 3:45 PM

Rick Leimbach
RE: john barbury
Hello Janice,

No, I did not know John, but here is the story of how I photographed his marker as you requested.

I was actually in the cemetery to photograph the marker of a friend of my father's, a military veteran of World War II. His marker was close by John's, maybe 15 or 20 graves away. (His name is also John.)

As a matter of personal interest, whenever I am in a cemetery I always look for the markers of military service personnel who died in combat as indicated by their date of death and the awards they received (Purple Heart [PH], Bronze Star [BS] or Silver Star [SS], etc.).

I will photograph their marker and then check Find-a-Grave to see if they have an entry. If they don't, then I make an entry for them and add the picture. If they already they have an entry, but no photograph, I add the photo of the marker to the entry. Such was the case for John Barbury. As time permits, I will also research the newspapers and obituary information from their death date and will include something from those sources to the entry to remember the individual.

I have a cousin who died in combat in Vietnam and did this for him when he had no Find-a-Grave entry. I received several responses from relatives and friends who appreciated knowing what happened, where they are buried, and the headstone. I found that to be quite rewarding so I do it when I can. Perhaps a bit selfish, but I hope it also brings some comfort and information to others.

I've done this for several WWII veterans, some who now have no surviving relatives. These individuals should not be forgotten for their life as well as their service and sacrifice to the country.

Kind of a weird hobby, I guess, but one I enjoy and I'm pleased that others appreciate the effort and the information.

Thank you for writing to me. Now I am curious - did you know John?


Added by Rick Leimbach on Apr 19, 2011 3:05 PM

melody dover
Just curious, what do you know about John Evans? On or off the books?

Added by melody dover on Mar 12, 2011 10:44 PM

Karl Stelly
RE: Robert Leckie
Boy, no kidding, that would be wonderful! Thanks, Janice.

Added by Karl Stelly on May 23, 2010 11:16 AM

Memorial of Willard Dow
I will be glad to transfer the management of this memorial to you, Janice. Sincerely, Sonja.

Added by Sonja on Apr 24, 2010 6:54 PM

Cemetery Walker
Angelo & Frances Menghini
I go to Click on Get Pictures and go to where you have the pictures of the newspaper obits. You then click on each picture then Refine. Under that you click on Resize Picture, Then Pixel Units. Keep changing it until it gets small enough for findagrave. I always right click on the picture after it is saved to make sure it is the correct size.

Added by Cemetery Walker on Apr 07, 2010 8:36 AM

Cemetery Walker
Angelo & Frances Menghini
I am now in Casper. I moved here in Sept. of last year. I do still keep in contact with a couple of people in Rock Springs so I will see if they can look them up for me.

Added by Cemetery Walker on Apr 07, 2010 6:42 AM

Doug Downing
RE: Willard Dow
Yes, the Cemetery picture is mine but the Memorial is the person at the bottom of the page.

Hi Doug, I noticed there is a photo of Mt. Calvery cemetary in Salt Lake City. It states there is where my father, Willard Dow (born 9-21-23 died 4-7-2006) is buried, That is incorrect. My father was cremated and his ashed remain with the family. Janice Mendelson

Added by Doug Downing on Apr 07, 2010 5:02 AM

Cemetery Walker
Angelo & Frances Menghini
I added the headstone pic for both Angelo and Frances. I was wondering if you would like their obits as well.

Added by Cemetery Walker on Jun 14, 2009 10:58 PM


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