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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 23 days
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I was widowed fairly young, and have four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, plus eight adorable, brilliant, charming, and sweet grandchildren! - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I enjoy FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope.

My primary function in FaG is taking photos of local markers, especially at the National Cemetery near me. When I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually it turns out there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever get. So I hope I and other photographers take time to gently clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to read my husband's memorial, and leave flowers at his site, his memorial is #60229291 - Dale Sorbello.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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Messages left for Kim S. (1091)[Leave Message]
PMS Sillix
RE: Teruko Smith at SVNC
You are very welcome.
Added by PMS Sillix on Jun 22, 2017 10:28 PM
Kristie Mudgett Doyel
RE: pictures
Added by Kristie Mudgett Doyel on Jun 22, 2017 1:51 PM
Kristie Mudgett Doyel
RE: Edna Moreno
You're welcome Kim. Chuck will be happy to hear the compliment, he had to take photos for me on 3 requests because the last day was today. He always goes with me, but hasn't ever taken the photos, he helps me find the stones. 😊
Added by Kristie Mudgett Doyel on Jun 22, 2017 7:05 AM
T Burt
Hilda stone #61794755
This stone is quite illegible due to the lichen. I would hesitate to guess on this one. I don't have any connects for this church cemetery. You might try contacting Grant county Historical Society 218-685-4864.
Added by T Burt on Jun 21, 2017 9:22 AM
Mary Caye Judd
Doyle Anderson
Thank you Kim for the note to move Uncle Doyle's photo back. It might have been a while until I noticed it. Thank you also for the nice photo of his full stone. I appreciate you time, helpfulness and caring.
Happy Hunting! Mary Caye
Added by Mary Caye Judd on Jun 20, 2017 5:10 PM
DB Johnson
Thank you so much for my sister's gravestone photo.
Added by DB Johnson on Jun 20, 2017 7:54 AM
Gary Morgan
Billy Johnson
Thank you!
Added by Gary Morgan on Jun 19, 2017 8:33 AM
LeRoy L. Smith
RE: Duluth
Hi Kim; Did not mean to mislead you on my previous e-mail. Yes, I live in Northern CA, (Vallejo). I grew up in Northern MN and left there for the service in 1954. We manage to visit there about every two years. My siblings (9) all live in Northern MN or N/S Dakota. I found this cemetery (Calvary) in Duluth that no one was putting on Find-A-Grave; that's why I have so many memorials from that area. I tend to skip around a lot on the memorials. Different projects. I remember you had previously told me about your 2nd grade experience. Best Regards.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jun 18, 2017 6:45 PM
RE: Brady, Anderson
Would that be the Charles Anderson Brady line, by chance?
Added by HeadHunter on Jun 18, 2017 1:22 PM
Staff Sergeant Owen Black
Thank you for sending me these edits.
Added by HeadHunter on Jun 18, 2017 9:55 AM
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