Margie von Marenholtz

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Fathers day, June 16, 2019, is when my dear step son Steve drowned while swimming. I lost his dad on December 15, 2016. More loss on July 4th, 2021, when I found my brother Matt Allred had passed away at his home.

FIND A GRAVE IS A GREAT SITE! Margie has been doing family tree research for well over FIFTY years - half a century! Her cemetery-loving mom, Doris (Kinkade) Allred Shones, started taking her to cemeteries when she was 8 years old. Margie has spent several decades concentrating on Stickney, Kinkade, Franklin, and Beaver families.
Margie photographed over 2000 graves at Washington Veterans Home in Retsil, Washington. She has created over 800 biographies from their free online files at We have no relatives in this cemetery and want these veterans to be remembered for their service. Margie is a Navy and Air Force veteran; Bob served in the Army and her late first husband served in the Marines
I will do my best to help make any memorial as complete as possible. DigitalArchives.Wa.Gov is a FREE site for looking up WA state records and Google has a site for select Online newspapers that is also free. If I come across an obit when reading old papers, I will try and find that person at findagrave and send a correction; I am not usually related. I will cite the newspaper, date and page. There is also no need to ask permission for using any of my 2800+ grave photos - I consider them a public service and you can use them in your family history without crediting me. I also do not need credit for any obits as I always source the paper.

Happy Graving!

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