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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 7 years, 24 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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Dale Alan Sorbello
What a beautiful memorial you have made in remembrance of your husband. I really enjoyed looking at it. Thanks for sharing. Priceless. God Bless....
Added by Julie on Apr 09, 2017 7:03 PM
Naoma Bisiaux
I've added the note about the cenotaph, and messaged Admin about it as well. They are running a couple weeks behind, but not too bad considering the Beta testing is underway.

Added by Sidney on Apr 03, 2017 6:23 AM
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Betty Johnson
Not sure why it's showing two Betty's and two Charles? I only see one when I click on the Sac memorial page. So I deleted her husband off of mine and now there is only one on each. I guess I fixed it? LOL
Added by Grave Finder on Mar 29, 2017 12:54 PM
RE: Norbert (Moose) Noah
You're most welcome. I hoped you might have more time than I do to give him the attention he deserves. Thank you so much for your work honoring our veterans.
Added by GLM on Mar 29, 2017 7:18 AM
C Mathieson
Margaret Irene Post Biddlecomb
Dear Kim,

I am researching the Biddlecomb family and would like to know if you are related to them. I would love to share information if you are.

Added by C Mathieson on Mar 25, 2017 1:20 PM
Mary Caye Judd
Doyle Anderson
Thank you for posting the picture of Aunt Margarete's marker. I have changed the order of Uncle Doyle's pictures. Thank you. Sorry it took so long for me to get it done. Blessings on you for your good work, and for the life you live to serve our Lord.
Added by Mary Caye Judd on Mar 24, 2017 5:27 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
Carter Family Information
Again, thank you for the beautiful photos and information; this time on the Carter family. I have not been using the prefix "Mrs.", except in rare cases where it may help clarify issues. The nickname is great and I consider that it comes from a great source. Best Regards.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Mar 24, 2017 1:16 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
Ella B. Brown, #165150190
Good Morning: Thank you for the beautiful photos and for the additional information on the above memorial. Wish that I had the know-how to produce great photos as you do. Best Regards.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Mar 24, 2017 8:03 AM
Gregory Lew Morrison
RE: duplicate photos at the national cemetery in Sacramento area, California
Sorry my email is working now..i had too many scammers, do what you feel is right is ok with me. Gregory Morrison
Added by Gregory Lew Morrison on Mar 05, 2017 1:27 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
RE: John S. Blackketter Jr.
Hi Kim; Spoke to my dau-in-law and she was aware of John Blackketter and Edith Ouimette in her family tree. Her family tree consists mostly of Ouimettes and Cramers. Her grandparents (Robert and Phyllis Cramer) of Napa, California knew John and Edith also. I didn't hear back on whether you wanted the memorial for John's first wife. I still have it. Yes, it can be a small world. Best Regards.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Feb 28, 2017 11:30 AM
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