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Laurie (#47101289)
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Bio Photo Greetings My Friend,

If you are exploring this website it likely means that you have an interest in your heritage and the lives of your ancestors.

I have a profound respect and appreciation for those who have gone before us and sacrificed much in their efforts to live a good life, leaving a legacy of faith and heritage which we must never forget.

I invite you to share family information. Corrections are certainly welcome. Sources are appreciated. If you have a closer relationship to one of my postings please contact me about a transfer of that memorial.

Family history is my passion, as well as my profession. Information from past research projects and a small obituary collection has been posted for the benefit of descendants seeking more information on their kindred.

Best wishes in your journey.

--Laurie West Hillier

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"We need another dimension in our lives, a compelling need and drive within each of us to feel that somehow, somewhere we have made a difference--that our lives have mattered." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)

"'s deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments but in relationships.

...possibly the deepest human need is the need to feel appreciated." (Gary Chapman)

"The thing about memories is that they get a little foggy. Or they can disappear completely when a family member dies and takes away recollections of a time and place that no longer exists.

"Sometimes it is only the voice that will remain." (Ian Frazier)

"Every life, well-observed is interesting." (Interviewer of Ian Frazier)

"Love is more powerful than any kind of magic." (Dumbledore)

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holycow...what a ride!"
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"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." (author unknown)

"My goal is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." (author unknown)

"The end is often just the beginning." (author unknown)

"...I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest, And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father." (Enos 1:27)

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Messages left for Laurie (17)[Leave Message]
Samuel Purrington
Thank you for your submission.

I had used the burial card index to obtain the plot number. When searching for a specific plot, it's useful to determine where that plot is, (if it's unmarked); to photograph gravestones in the vacinity and locate them on the map by using plot numbers from the burial card index. The plot numbering system at Higher Cemetery is over-complex, and can be said to be not at all logical.

I have made a few additions & changes on this memorials entry, (the age at death was incorrect on the memorial and card index record)
Added by Toltecia on Mar 12, 2017 3:10 AM
Nancy E.
Reuben Campbell
Corrections made. Thank you.
Added by Nancy E. on Jul 19, 2016 3:34 PM
Don Calhoun
Super Stone Brite
Have you glazed any stones yet with Super Stone Brite?
Added by Don Calhoun on Jun 01, 2016 3:31 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Goodman Family
Thank you so much for taking time to send valuable information for their memorials. I appreciate it greatly and so will future generations. It is people like you who make Find A Grave a success. Thanks again for sharing.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 13, 2016 11:17 AM
Melanie Johnson
Nellie Serena Hardy West duplicate
Thank you Laurie for noticing the duplication. I'll see if grave hunter will transfer this memorial to me so I can combine them. Is there a better way to resolve this? Thanks again, Melanie
Added by Melanie Johnson on Oct 04, 2015 5:32 PM
Brianna Butler
RE: Appreciation
Your welcome, I messaged the person who maintains the page, it wouldn't let me upload the front and back and I didn't know until I uploaded the back first. But if you go to her husbands, James Bradshaw he has the front of the memorial, until I hear back I can't upload both, it tells me the memorial page has reached it's maximum pictures.
Added by Brianna Butler on Aug 23, 2015 9:35 PM
findagrave Winifred Parkinson Jennens
Thank you so much for adding the photos of Winifred Parkinson Jennens. A picture is worth a thousand words and I want to thank you a thousand times for adding them. They are such wonderful quality also. Thanks again, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda on Jul 29, 2013 9:30 PM
Pine Forest Cemetery
Laurie, Where are you getting the info to build memorials for people in Pine Forest Cemetery in Wilmington, NC? You have also been able to add historical info also. There are more than the 1,500 gaves in the Pine Forest Cemetery that have been entered. Finding the graves is very hard and where you are getting the memorial information may help me to find the markers better. Your help is appreciated. Shelby
Added by SHG on Mar 20, 2013 9:37 AM
Marie Begay
Hello Laurie,

Sorry for the very late reply on your requests. Due to lack of time and so many requests it is hard to complete them all in a timely basis. You sent me the below request for Marie Begay at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Thank you for the information, obituary and family connections for Marie. I have added them to her memorial. I also added a photo of her entombment.


Added by Michael on Feb 09, 2013 10:23 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
Just wanted to let you know I uploaded a photo for this memorial #39158088

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Mar 16, 2012 7:51 PM
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