UPDATED 2013: Hello everyone! I'm deaf. I got married to Mark D. Phillips on July 20, 2013 and my name is Jacqueline J. Phillips from maiden Schneider. I got divorced in May 2009 and last name was Gittins. My children are Jennifer Gittins, 28 and Keith Gittins, 25. My daughter, Jennifer got married to Caleb Hamelink last feb 5th, 2010 and Their baby, Adelaide is two year old. I am a grandmother for first time. I live in Michigan. My fiance, Mark Phillips and I have been together for one year. I got engaged on January 2013. My deafness came when my mother gave birth to me, she was sick with measles. I am the daugther of the late Arthur E. Valkema / Schneider Jr.(1928-1976) and Joyce E. Bates. I am the granddaugther of the late Arthur A. Valkema (1903-1956) and Thelma M.(Silvernail) Schneider (1909-2000) George A. Bates (1907-1968) and Violet B. (Arntz) Bates (1912-1982). I am the stepgranddaugther of the late Arthur J. Schneider (1906-1982). I never meet my real families Valkema for my life. I found out that my dad's real last name was Valkema from Schneider since he was passed away on 1976 when I was only 12 yrs old. He was adopted by his real mother, Thelma's second husband, Arthur Schneider.I am currently working on an online family tree / memorial for my father's side and mother's side of the families.Surnames in my Michigan tree: Volkema/Valkema, Schneider, Hayes, Ferner, Silvernail, Spellman, Jones, Kent, Pridgeon, Bates, Roberts, Arntz, Coon, Primard, Jorgensen, Hayes and McKinley Thank You to everyone who has contributed, leaving the flowers at my sponsorships and listings!