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Carol Anne Hoch (#47059088)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson was laid to rest at Wesley Chapel. I still miss him. I would like to thank everyone who has left a flower on his memorial. He was a wonderful man. I am also the ggggrandaughter of Captain Samuel Harrison Bowen, and also James Jennings. Who both served our Country when the Tea Party first sprang into action.

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."

A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

FROM THE FAQS: How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

FROM THE FAQS: If you want to add from an obituary: Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

FROM THE FAQS: Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Please do not post death certificates on my memorials. If their is information that you want posted, send me the d/c and I will type this in the bio section.

I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers.

"Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone. "Nothing is ended until it is Forgotten."This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on Find A Grave!)

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Messages left for Carol Anne Hoch (501)[Leave Message]
Robert Ottmers
Andrew Durst headstone
Thank you for taking the photo of his headstone. I appreciate your help!!
Added by Robert Ottmers on May 27, 2017 10:27 AM
Drenda Hillyard
Velma Ola Poindexter (Bowen) (Warren)
Thank you! I'm Velma's granddaughter Drenda Hillyard. I'm taking care of my mother (velma's daughter) Rozell. She has Alzheimer's and we are going to be visiting the cemetery soon. I haven't been back since my nanny was buried. My mom couldn't remember if she had ever got the tombstone finished. I can see that the dates need to be added. I will see to it this is completed. Thank you again for all you do.
Added by Drenda Hillyard on May 16, 2017 1:27 PM
Gilbert & Irvin Bennett
Hi, Took me a little bit, but I did find them. Gilbert is buried in Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Meyersville, Texas.. Irvin's full name is Kirsey Irvin Bennett and he is buried with his son Joel in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. Sorry for the delay. Hope this helps! Take care, LJ
Added by LJCL16 on May 07, 2017 9:28 PM
bettie rusher lewis
thank for finding and posting my great grandmothers grave stone. my father always wanted to see it. but passed before I actually found her grave site. he missed her dearly. my journey was to find lost relatives that I had never known. thank you.
Added by VALERIE on May 04, 2017 6:27 PM
Geraldine (nee-MOTT/Clements) Sookorukoff
RE: George Arthur Thompson
I will be going back this week, do you want a photo of his wife, if I can find her?
Added by Geraldine (nee-MOTT/Cleme... on May 03, 2017 11:23 AM
Brenda Hoogterp Green
Buddy Bennett
I will delete the Memorial I created and let you make a new one to your cousin.
Added by Brenda Hoogterp Green on May 01, 2017 8:31 PM
Eric Jelle
RE: Dorothy LeMay
Thank you!
Added by Eric Jelle on Apr 20, 2017 12:32 AM
Brenda Hoogterp Green
RE: Thad, Renora & Jacob Mansel
Good deal! Glad I could help get them in the right cemetery!
Added by Brenda Hoogterp Green on Apr 19, 2017 6:17 PM
Thank you!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for remembering my dad, Frank Joseph Balusek and mom, Vonnie Vernell Balusek in Rock Prairie Cemetery!
Added by GaryO on Apr 16, 2017 11:43 PM
Brenda Hoogterp Green
Thad, Renora & Jacob Mansel
I was at the Marquez Cemetery today and took pictures of Thad, Renora and Jacob Hale Mansel's headstones. The memorial for Renora is in the Mexia City Cemetery. I noticed her death certificate stated that burial would be in Mexia but I believe that was a mistake of the informant. If you agree would you move her memorial to Marquez Cemetery?
Thanks for all you do!
Brenda Hoogterp Green
Added by Brenda Hoogterp Green on Apr 14, 2017 2:05 PM
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