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Linda McCallister Smith (#46786576)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo My interests include writing (prose, poetry, recipe books, family history, etc., etc.), reading (prefer a fast paced who-done-it) photography (started with a Kodak Instamatic, then 35mm, but have discovered digital photography), music (have an extensive collection of Country, Rock, Oldies, Jazz, Blues, Religious, etc. music), plants (specialize in container gardening at home because of the soil, water, and weather conditions in New Mexico. I am into genealogy (I am researching the McCallister, Bloomquist, Westenskow, Hahn, Totten, Hodge, and Hilley families), Cocker Spaniels (currently have Liz E Ball de Brune Dowger, Dudley Ball de Brune Dowger, Katie Ball de Rojo Dowger, and Oreo),and one Australian Dingo, box turtles (I have two: Alejandro and Mohammed), goldfish (I can't count them because they keep moving around too much), frogs (raised from little tadpoles). I built a "turtle ranch" and goldfish pond that is complete with water lilies, cattails, and a waterfall in my front yard. I am a "pack-rat" and collector of all sorts of junk. I have two pianos, but can only play very simple songs and only in the key of middle C.

In February 2005 I was admitted into the hospital for 14 days. During that time my family was called in during the wee hours of the morning because the doctors thought they were losing me. My heath has not improved much since then. I was on the lung transplant list for fourteen months and praying for the gift of life.

I was called to Denver, Colorado on March 11, 2008 for the lung transplant. The surgery was very successful. I am now back at home and back at work. In short, I have been able to resume my life. Life is good ...

11 March 2014: Today I celebrated my sixth year anniversary from my lung transplant. I've since retired from work (27 December 2013), I've moved from Albuquerque. Dr Burr Passenheim and I (and our dogs and cat) live together in San Diego. Life is grand... thank you to all of my loving friends and family for seeing me through the ups and downs of life. I am blessed...

11 March 2017: Today I celebrated my 9th year anniversary from my lung transplant. These days I spend my days working on my family genealogy and taking care of Dudley. He is now 15 years old and the only surviving dawger from the pack I had in 2008 (transplant year). He took care of me back then; now I take care of him. I pray for a 'Rainbow Heaven'.... surely God has a place for such a gentle soul in Heaven.

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Melissa Hodge Carr
I am Lloyd Hodges Grand Daughter
Hello, I am Lloyd Hodges Grand Daughter. Charolette was my Grandmother and passed away December 31, 2016. I would love to know my family more!
Added by Melissa Hodge Carr on Sep 05, 2017 10:40 PM
If you have documentation, provide it for verification.
Added by Lin on Aug 15, 2017 12:53 PM
Steve McAnelly
Betty Hahn ID # 101212491
I have photographed her tombstone in the Portales, NM, cemetery. But all the 'free' photo spaces have already been used.

If you want, I can e-mail the photos to you. The only way I can add it memorial is to pay, which I do not want to do, or one of the existing photos needs to be removed.

My ID # is 48822065.
Added by Steve McAnelly on Aug 17, 2016 12:37 PM
Nancy Graham
Prairie Hollow cemetery
I see you have retired and have had lung transplant surgery. I lost a friend in Nov. 2015 who did not get a transplant. Congratulations for your years of good health. Who would I contact to find the location of the Prairie Hollow Cemetery in Douglas County, Missouri? I see a city map for Ava on line, but no listings of cemeteries. Can you help me????
Added by Nancy Graham on Jan 26, 2016 1:14 PM
Susan Hensley
Rev R.A. Hodge

Great information on your family. Do you know if there is any relation to William Hodge of Elbert Co., GA? William b. abt 1750 in Cumberland Co., PA and died a3 Oct 1794 in Elbert Co., GA. He was married to Mary Elliott and had children: Alexander, John, Francis, Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy, Elliott, James & Cynthia.

Susan Hensley
Added by Susan Hensley on Jun 28, 2015 9:27 PM
Kelly Smith Acreman
era exa smith and Thomas Herring
how are kind too them the are great great aunt and uncle on john david smith side
Added by Kelly Smith Acreman on May 31, 2015 2:52 PM
Hey There..
I hope you have A Wonderful Mother's Day...

Emily (Distant Relative) ;)

Been awhile lol
Added by RosƐ༺ღ on May 10, 2015 1:17 AM
Pat Pitcher
Leatham family
Hi LInda--my brother in law is a son of Louis Leatham and Roma Pitcher--I just sent him your
email address so that he could give you more info. You might even be related through the Leatham side. That would be great for both of you. Louis and Roma had 4 children who survived. the two babies were born before they were. Keep your fingers crossed. Pat
Added by Pat Pitcher on Oct 26, 2014 11:37 PM
Hello Old Friend
Just stopping by to say Hello!

Added by RosƐ༺ღ on Sep 21, 2014 11:17 PM
Jack Bloomquist
Transfer completed - family should be with family.

Take care,

Added by Margi on Aug 21, 2014 8:58 PM
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