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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 16 years, 5 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo 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:


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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Sharon Palmer
Maybelle Elsie Pratt
Thank you for the photo for Maybelle Pratt Eaton. I appreciate the time and effort that it takes. Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on Aug 06, 2017 10:07 AM
John McAllen
Mr. Walkling
Thank you, I was amazed that he had no headstone so I am presuming that he was the last to leave this earth and he took care of his family first and there was no one to take care of him. Thank you for the photo--John
Added by John McAllen on Aug 06, 2017 6:05 AM
Molly Hughes
Brantley Hodges
Also this is a picture of Barney Green Hodges and not Brantley Hodges.

Added by Molly Hughes on Jul 19, 2017 8:32 AM
Molly Hughes
Martha Ann Fulford Hodges
Hello - just wanted to let you know that the photo you added is actually Doveanna Parker Hodges, my great grandmother, and not Martha Ann Fulford Hodges.

Thanks, Molly
Added by Molly Hughes on Jul 19, 2017 8:30 AM
Carolina Hudson
Photo request
Thank you for the help!
Added by Carolina Hudson on Jul 16, 2017 1:46 PM
Emily Chave
RE: Delia Ann Sarver Bowman
Wondering if by chance you took close up shots of the other graves next to Delia Bowman?

Lloyd Bowman
Samuel Bowman
Laura Bowman

If so, can you send them to me?

Added by Emily Chave on Jun 27, 2017 6:28 PM
Emily Chave
RE: Delia Ann Sarver Bowman
Great!! Thank you so much for doing that!

Added by Emily Chave on Jun 27, 2017 6:24 PM
Carolyn Russell
Clinton Douglas
Thank you for the photo of Clinton Douglas' tombstone.
Our Gen Society is working on a book of Civil War Vets who once lived in Boone County, Nebraska. May we use your picture in our book? Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Jun 24, 2017 9:40 PM
Mary Hogan Moore
Joseph Trout
Thank you so much for the photo of Joseph Trout's headstone. I greatly appreciate your time and effort to take the photo for me!
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Jun 21, 2017 11:27 AM
Ellen Smith
Thank you so much for the new picture.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2017 1:48 PM
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