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Annie Duckett Hundley (#47394373)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." --George Santayana

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I've loved history, research and have been fascinated with the Old West and Victorian times, since I can remember. So when I was introduced to genealogy it just fit! It began for me in 1991 when I was asked by a sweet, elderly neighbor to help her with her family history, as she was legally blind and "afraid to learn how to do this stuff alone, and I sense you love well and learn well." I gave it a try, was quickly hooked and later, became a genealogist. I can be found in the Association of Professional Genealogists registry if you have need of my assistance. I'm also a member of the National Genealogical Society. I'd be happy to help you in any way I can.

My first realization that history was a passion for me began in childhood and came through the freakish looks my friends would give me as I'd stand motionless and stare at the dilapidated remains of old cabins, barns and homesteads; wishing that for just a few seconds I could go back in time to see and feel what they did. I wanted to know what life was like for those that lived there, built their lives literally by the sweat of their brow and sacrificed so much in search of truth, freedoms and a new way. I'm grateful for and to them.

I was born in 1962, happily married to my hero since 1983, I've been blessed with three sons, one daughter, three stepsons and many grandchildren. I grew up in Utah, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I also love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, laughter, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, dogs, horses, mountains, four seasons, sewing, creating, designing, color, being trusted, defending people, organizing, quilts, observing people, serving, volunteering, and the many opportunities I've been given to help people find the best in themselves... their gifts. I don't love: making mistakes, my weaknesses, condescension, injustice, when power is more important than people, abuse of any kind, especially of the innocent; the use of "so called" truth and religion to gain control over people (ignoring the gift of free will), and when fear stops people from doing the right thing, especially when I notice it in myself.

Pursuing my family history has provided me with much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six children, as well as, three younger half brothers and a stepsister. I grew up fast in an incestuous, abusive, negligent, sadistic, chronically traumatic and controlled, yet deeply religious home. I lied to hide it, protect, relate and survive. I felt (and was expected to be) responsible, in the extreme, for the well-being of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, also. I had many questions, feelings and needs I wasn't allowed to express. The effects have affected every aspect of my life, relationships and caused four disabilities, but I am healing. I've had much to heal in terms of trust in anything or anyone, identity, hope, and just how far back this multi-generational hell goes. Why are the meek, shy, honest and loving in my family devoured by the rest? The ultimate examples are the murder of my paternal grandfather (one of two adults I ever felt unconditional love from in my family) by his own wife, when I was nine years old; the suicide of a younger brother, as well as the persecution and alienation of another younger brother for refusing, like me, to keep the toxic family secrets. I could not accept that to be loving, sensitive and especially truthful, meant you'd be abused/destroyed and it contradicted the Gospel I was "taught" in the same family and home. I've found some answers, learned much and continue to. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will ALWAYS be true.

I've learned that my heritage also has much greatness besides horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled to be the first in at least four generations (that I know of) to speak the ugly truth out age 15. I've been denied, betrayed, persecuted, threatened, abandoned and alienated by the same people I dedicated my life to. Blamed for "ruining the family" by not keeping the secrets, but still used as their servant, confidant and the only one they could turn to when they needed to be loved, a place to live, to speak their truth and be understood. I still love them with all my heart. I see and feel intensely, as I move through my healing and the discovery of each ancestor; they are grateful the truth is out. They're sorry for the destruction they either passed down, concealed or denied and they feel freedom as I find and slowly forgive them. They want and need the truth more than ever, since leaving this life. They are grateful that they matter, that their lives did, and that even though much denial still exists in their posterity...the opportunity to face the truth has been offered because it has been spoken out loud and brought out of the shadows, lies, secrets and denial that have enabled it to infect each new generation. They know me...I know them. They can progress from where they are and so can I. We help each other. They matter and have great worth... and they help me finally know that I do too.

Please use edit function on memorial. I'm happy to add/correct info if requested with respect, kindness and your source. You may use my headstone/cemetery photos for non-commercial use.

I love this work, this website, and I volunteer a lot of my time here. However, transfers have become a real issue, many Find A Grave friends are noticing the same thing. Most people are great when negotiating transfers, but too many are toxic. Due to demanding and disrespectful correspondence, I now adhere strictly to Find A Grave transfer rules. Also, a transfer will not happen if you: Fail to state relationship: spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, great-grandparent, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren | are a collector (harvesting with few contributions) | make demands | request on my public profile - please use edit function | create duplicate claiming you'll delete after transfer | or have been abusive in the past. You can add memorial to your virtual cemetery instead. Abuses will be reported with screenshot as proof. No exceptions. I'm sorry some create the need for these rules to exist. I'm grateful to those that know how to conduct themselves in an appropriate, kind and adult way. Let's keep in mind why and how this website exists.

Please remember I have 21 days to respond to requests, rarely taking longer than 24 hours. I've been entrusted with 4000+ memorials from inactive, photo-only or fallen gravers, besides memorials I've created; so it takes time to maintain them all. Please be patient. Enjoy Find A Grave!
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Brad Stone
Duplicate photo removed
Sorry about the duplicate photo upload for Elizabeth Barbara Keil Raile. The duplicate has been removed.
Added by Brad Stone on Jun 20, 2017 11:38 AM
w Kreider
Terese Dunford # 137730476
Thank you for the links to her parents. Your help is much appreciated.
Added by w Kreider on Jun 19, 2017 11:10 PM
Carl H Christensen 172947329
Annie,thanks so much for your email. I do apologize for the delay. My computer was compromised with the Zeus Virus and it has taken forever to get back to normal.I picked it up today and all seems to be working well now. I just updated the Memorial for cousin Carl. Thank you so much for the information as to the location of his burial.
I so appreciate all that you do, especially all that you have done for individuals in my family line. You are a gem.
I appreciate you...
P.S. Would you happen to have an Obit for Carl Huish Christensen or a reference for one?
Added by Ellen on Jun 12, 2017 8:15 PM
Cynthia Williams
Annie, thanks for catching the double entry for Cynthia Williams. I have corrected this and made the necessary changes.
Added by VTDickson on Jun 12, 2017 6:50 AM
tom c
grave photos
Annie -- Thanks for the heads up on new grave photos. I will keep my eyes open for them. Tom C.
Added by tom c on Jun 11, 2017 5:52 AM
Christine Russo
Thank you
Annie, I just wanted to thank you for putting up the information for my mother Cynthia Williams. I've been trying to find where her ashes are buried for years and thankfully I stumbled on this information tonight. I can't tell you how much it means to myself and my family. You are an angel. Thank you from the bottom of my hearts.

Added by Christine Russo on Jun 10, 2017 10:44 PM
tom c
name correction
Sorry about that Annie. When I go by Tom C. you know spelling is not my strong suit. Thank you for the info on the grave stone with 4 or 5 different names. I have wondered about which name is which? Thanks again Annie Duckett Hundley, I will try to get it right next time!!! Tom C.
Added by tom c on Jun 03, 2017 7:50 PM
tom c
Sam Pollard
Annie -- you put up a photo for Sam, do you want his site ? just ask tom c.
Added by tom c on Jun 03, 2017 4:43 PM
Julie Baird
Lonnie F Baird
Thank you Annie ! Yes he is my sweetheart !!! I didn't even know about this site when he passed . My sister got involved doing family history and told me about it . Took me awhile to get involved -- again many Thanks .
Julie B
Added by Julie Baird on Jun 01, 2017 7:28 AM
Brandy J VanTassell
RE: Gisela
The information is correct. Gisela is my Grandmother! Freda Changed her name later in life and was buried by the name Sandra.
Added by Brandy J VanTassell on Jun 01, 2017 4:35 AM
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