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Mark's Mom (#46620026)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo "Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, Usually make no time to correct their own."
-Art Jonak

Missing my son, Mark Allen Israels. II.
November 20, 1988
July 6, 2012
Losing a child is the most horrific pain one will ever feel.

The "Hillside Cemetery" in Reno was my motivation for Find A Grave. I had been a resident of Reno for 20 years before I knew of its existence. I finally found where the Hillside Cemetery was located and when I went there I was so appalled, outraged and shocked at the condition of the final resting place for many of Washoe County's finest citizens.

I started researching the cemetery online and found a survey prepared by Dolores Samuels Young and Mildred Chandler Pressell, back in 1955. Thank God, these ladies took the time to record all of the headstones that were legible at that time. Without their survey who knows how many people would have been forgotten.

I try everyday to find some little piece of information for the people buried in the Hillside Cemetery.

I try to post all information I find on a person, I believe it's sharing not stealing, especially if I take the time to research the information I find. Not everybody has the means to find the same information. I hate to think that a picture I found in a yearbook, or in a library and didn't share might have been a relative's only chance of seeing it. I'm forever grateful to others who shared pictures of my family with me. I also post obituaries especially from the 1800's. I think people like to see them. With that being said, I hope you see me as a contributor who wants to help in every way possible.

May God bless you and keep you safe in his loving arms.

Please be honest with me, if I entered a memorial and it was a family member of yours I am so willing and understanding to transfer them to you, but, please don't send me messages telling me I duplicated the memorial that you entered when it clearly shows that I entered mine in 2007 and you entered yours in 2010. Just say hey when I first started on Find A Grave I didn't realize you could transfer memorials over and I wanted to be the owner so I duplicated the memorial. It's not about numbers so I would've gladly transferred ownership over. But, don't try to be dishonest about it. I am always willing to transfer family.
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Stephen Barneby
Jarbidge Cemetery
Thanks very much for transferring the memorials you added for the Jarbidge Cemetery. I work with the local cemetery association and am trying to document everyone who is buried there. We have added land to the cemetery, put up a new gate, and created lanes through the sagebrush. Still a lot of work to do!

Steve Barneby
Added by Stephen Barneby on Oct 18, 2016 4:28 AM
Tweety Emmett
RE: Frank and Elizabeth Rielly
They are fine photographs, it's not easy looking for tombstones, it's hard work, I appreciate that you were so kind to do the leg work.

Thank you so much.

Added by Tweety Emmett on Oct 06, 2016 3:34 PM
Tweety Emmett
Frank and Elizabeth Rielly
HI Mark's mom,

I wanted to ask your permission to copy and publish the photograph for their tombstone for my public family tree. I will be sure to cite the photograph as yours. Thank you.

Added by Tweety Emmett on Oct 04, 2016 2:23 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for posting the two obituaries on Horace Greer, Memorial# 88705574 memorial. I really appreciate it.

Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Sep 28, 2016 1:57 PM
Dian Price
La Porte cemetery
I am creating pages for two people in the La Porte cemetery. I took pictures of the stones. Can you put those pictures on their pages for me? Sorry, I am a contributor for Find a Grave but haven't learned how to do this.
I too am a mother of a deceased child and one of these graves is his.
Thanks, Dian Price
Added by Dian Price on Sep 16, 2016 8:06 PM
Larry Draughon
Joe Luchetti
Thanks ever so much for making the corrections to "Joe" Luchetti's memorial It is greatly apprecited. Larry Draughon
Added by Larry Draughon on Sep 08, 2016 3:44 PM
Larry Draughon
Robert F. Luchetti
Thanks a million for linking Robert to his parents. They are buried in the Ely Cem., Ely, NV. Larry Draughon
Added by Larry Draughon on Sep 08, 2016 3:42 PM
Larry Draughon
Betty Ann Luchetti
Thanks so much for correcting Betty's Memorial. I really appreciate it. Larry Draughon
Added by Larry Draughon on Sep 05, 2016 4:58 PM
Thanks for my Grandmother Lillie #16149861
Thanks a bunch for transferring my Grandmother to me! I was able to see my Grandmother's Grave & now I can pass it down to my family thanks to you! Sincerely, Terryglass #47726414
Added by Terryglass on Sep 04, 2016 5:11 PM
Frances Tryon
RE: Hillside Cemetery today
Thank you so much. We have a facebook page (Hillside Cemetery Volunteers) and a web site Thank you so much for your support.

Added by Frances Tryon on Sep 01, 2016 8:28 PM
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