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Joe Gibbens (#47088892)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 9 days
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I began my interest in genealogy at about age 12 when I found interesting writings about previous generations of the family and I made copies for myself and kept them in a safe place because I thought it was fascinating. I still have those notes at age 68. I grew up in Wichita and San Antonio. Graduated high school in San Antonio.

I'm a Spec 5 Vietnam veteran married for 46 years with 3 children and 6 grand-children located in Wichita, Kansas.

I enjoy documenting graves so that others can find their kin easily and accurately. I'm grateful to those kind souls who have helped me in my research and am happy to return the favor. For every memorial I enter onto this site, that's another memorial that has a chance of getting into the right hands of family or friends.

Thanks to everyone who has sent encouraging and positive thoughts! I don't always have time to answer everyone back, but please know you too are appreciated.

Duplicates: It is never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I have made, please use the SAC and let me know. Nicely, please. I'll be happy to remove it. Please don't create a duplicate of my memorials; I would rather you just ask for a transfer instead of creating a duplicate. I promise I won't grill you or make you prove your relationship to the deceased!

And for those that don't seem to get what a dupe is: If I enter a memorial on March 1st for Colby Smith and then someone else enters another memorial for the same Colby Smith on March 15th, the one entered on March 15th is the dupe, not mine.

Transfers: I will make transfers within Findagrave guidelines.

Photos: Please feel free to use any cemetery or grave photos I have posted on Findagrave for your personal use, public or private. For any photos of people, please contact me first. Some of them I have obtained permission to use from other sources and will need to run it by them first.

****If you volunteer on this website and decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. I am one of many willing to take over records. This really will help reduce duplicates. It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to do make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.***** Thank You (Borrowed from another FAG Contributor)

Like so many other contributors, I've had to take my e-mail off my bio due to unsolicited, unwanted e-mails.

Thank you to findagrave member T.V.F.T.H. for allowing me to use the Duplicates and Photos language above.
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Debe Clark
Just a quick note of thanks for all your find a grave work and a bigger thanks (with much respect) to you as VietNam vet. I salute you!
Added by Debe Clark on Jul 23, 2014 9:53 PM
Joseph F. Oblek 1939 2005
I was wondering if you know anything about Joe Oblek, was he married , did he have a family? I know him from years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My email is

Added by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 11:00 PM
Arnold L. Corkins
Norman Miller
Thank you Joe for the transfer of Norman, "Sandy". I appreciate it very much.
Added by Arnold L. Corkins on Jul 18, 2014 5:52 PM
RE: Running Valley Cemetery, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Hi Joe, I will start adding photos again. Also will visit cemetery in August to get some better photos if possible.

I have a list of burials with no grave stones for Running Valley Cemetery Chippewa county. What is the best way to send it to you. It is in Excel.

Added by burckhac on Jul 16, 2014 12:49 PM
Do you by any chance have a photo of Debbie D White?
Added by SYLVIA VELEZ on Jul 11, 2014 2:09 PM
Edit for Betty L. Dixon
Thank you for your recent adding of the parents of my Aunt Betty.
Added by DIANE CREEKKILLER ERRETT on Jul 10, 2014 8:30 PM
Tom Whalen
RE: Gust Olson
Yes, I certainly messed that up. It is fixed now. Thanks for the heads up.
Added by Tom Whalen on Jul 10, 2014 6:52 PM
Cheryle Dougherty
Transfer Jesse and Dorothy Dickens
Thank you for transferring Jesse and Dorothy Dickens to me.
Cheryle Dougherty
Added by Cheryle Dougherty on Jul 10, 2014 8:08 AM
Cheryle Dougherty
Please transfer Jess Dickens to me. He is my great Uncle.
Cheryle Dickens Dougherty
Added by Cheryle Dougherty on Jul 09, 2014 10:48 PM
Cheryle Dougherty
Please transfer Dorothy P Dickens to me. She is my great aunt.
Cheryle Dickens Dougherty
Added by Cheryle Dougherty on Jul 09, 2014 10:45 PM
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