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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 15 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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LeRoy L. Smith
Irelia Bowens, #175694560
Good Morning Kim; Thank you for the beautiful gravesite photos and editing of the above memorial. As usual, you help make these memorials so much more complete. Best Regards.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Aug 16, 2017 8:27 AM
Gregory Lew Morrison
RE: duplicate photos at the national cemetery in Sacramento area, California
Added by Gregory Lew Morrison on Aug 12, 2017 9:46 PM
Kathy Davis
James Gribben
Thank you so much for the beautiful photo of James' gravestone. I appreciate you taking the time to fulfill my request.
Added by Kathy Davis on Aug 03, 2017 7:04 AM
Rennie Brown
Kenneth W. Cogar, Sac Valley Natl Cem
Thank you so much for the very prompt fulfillment of my request. The photo is excellent!

Although Kenneth Cogar was a resident of California since the 1950s, he was a native of my county in West Virginia. I am working on a project to honor all of our county natives who served during wartime. He was from a military family. His father served in World War II, two brothers served in Korea, and two brothers served in Vietnam.

Your photo will help tremendously to properly honor him for his service. Thanks again!

Rennie Brown
West Union, WV
Added by Rennie Brown on Jul 29, 2017 3:26 PM
RE: Acheson
Norma was a second cousin of my husband.
Added by Mary on Jul 22, 2017 11:00 AM
RE: bad photos
Good to know. I haven't had to contact this site for any problems for about a year.
Added by X-NYer on Jul 22, 2017 1:18 AM
RE: Connie Anderson
Hi and thanks for the kind message. I always try to do the best on these requests. At times it's not easy. I find it hard to believe that someone who bothers to take photos for this site would have such an attitude!My my! In the first place , it is the cemetery maintenance crew who mow and edge the graves on a regular basis, or else the graves would be totally covered with overgrown grass and weeds. While I have seen family members doing some trimming on family graves, not every one is around to do that. There is another woman who has taken a lot of pictures for Find A Grave, but she doesn't clean the markers off or trim the overgrowth or clean the mud off!. She takes the picture, as it. She told me she can't bend down to do that stuff and I suggested she stop taking pictures here then. I have had people ask me to take a picture, even when there is already one from that other woman. With weeds, mud or dead flowers across the maker or part of the whole cut off, it make for a worthless photo. Most contributors do a good job, so that is good to know at least. keep up the good work then!
Added by X-NYer on Jul 22, 2017 12:33 AM
RE: Acheson
Thank you again for all your help....
Added by Mary on Jul 21, 2017 11:38 PM
Thank you so much for the research on Norma Acheson burial plot. A puzzle why on her obituary on FInd a Grave The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is listed. I appreciate your time and effort and I will remove the request..
Added by Mary on Jul 21, 2017 6:18 PM
Angie Robinson
Timothy Joseph Hemman
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Angie Robinson on Jul 15, 2017 7:41 PM
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