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Barbara LeClaire (#46903377)
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Bio Photo The descendants of the old settlers, those who cleared the land and first upturned the wild sod to the sun, should see that the doings of those early years are fittingly remembered and recorded.
It was once remarked by a great writer that those who take no interest in the deeds of their ancestors are not likely to do anything worthy to be remembered by their descendants.


Please leave flowers or memorials on my memorials, I believe everyone deserves flowers, and I have a great family. Thank you in advance.
A BIG thank you to those who send histories, death notices, obits and links to add to the memorials. They are wonderful additions.
You may use my pictures and information for your family trees but I do like credit. This is all put on findagrave for your family trees because so many people have helped me with mine. Thank you.

Please read Find A Grave's Transfer Requirements before requesting a transfer "THE FIND A GRAVE GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFERRING MEMORIALS ARE: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for a transfer BUT PLEASE do no ask for a transfer that is not within these guidelines and PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED.
Putting requests on this site you will be ignored, and erased. Ignorance is not bliss it is just embarrassing for you.

For extended family members you can add
Virtual Cemeteries as we have done.

PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE MEMORIAL TO SEND CORRECTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR TRANSFERS. Will gladly add any obits and will add links to family members. "
IF A MISTAKE IS FOUND PLEASE EMAIL ME,USING THE EDIT BUTTON ON THE MEMORIAL. This is very important which is why it is CAPITALIZED thank you.


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marble stone.
It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our heart contracts and beat a pulse Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so.I wonder if you lived and loved,I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.

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Teri-Sue Young-Thompson
Re: Howard Clayton McAfee, Jr.
Hello, Barbara ~

Thank you so much for the SPEEDY additions of birth and death place for Howard (# 39175786). I've just added a couple of images, and saw that these were already done. It's so nice to be able to fill in the gaps, isn't it?

I do have a question that you may be able to answer. I was surprised to find that, in spite of Howard's length service as Lt Col in the Air Force, serving in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam (Whew!) that there is apparently not a grave stone for him that can be photographed? I assume that is the case, as there is no photograph, right?

If this is so, perhaps it is a regional difference in custom? (I'm a native and resident of Missouri).

Please let me know - I have another relative with similar circumstances (Civil War) - I can write the Dept of Defense about two veterans as well as I can about one. :-)

Thank you ever so much,
Teri-Sue, C # 47322396
Added by Teri-Sue Young-Thompson on Jul 28, 2015 1:32 PM
Gerald Makosky
Memorial 138597306
This person does not exist in the national locator for Tahoma National Cemetery. La Rue William and Lois D Mengle are currently at this site. Please research correct cemetery and/or name. Thanks.
Added by Gerald Makosky on Jul 25, 2015 9:48 AM
Judy S
Francis VanSlyke parents
I question the validity of the parentage of Francis VanSlyke. Jacob and Elizabeth, who are connected as parents, would only have been 10 years old at the time of his birth! Do you have any contact information for the person who provided this information?
Thanks!
Judy S
Added by Judy S on Jul 24, 2015 2:59 PM
MAUREEN E. GLEASON
McLaughlin/Gleason
Thanks for taking a close-up photo of my family's headstone. Too far for me to travel from Buffalo to Syracuse and take it myself! ---Maureen
Added by MAUREEN E. GLEASON on Jul 21, 2015 8:51 PM
Georgea Sharkey
RE: Ethel Jane Berry Lowe
Thank you Barbara for transferring thge Cross family over for my supervision. I also corrected Ethel Jane Berry Lowe's cemetery although FindAGrave.com is still showing her on the index as the wrong cemetery at least the proper cemetery has her listed now. Many thanks, sorry it has taken me a bit to get back to you, been down with a terrible winter cold. All the best
Added by Georgea Sharkey on Jul 10, 2015 2:29 AM
Rhetta
Alexander Bowen
Thank you for transferring the memorial for my great grandfather Alexander Bowen.
Added by Rhetta on Jul 04, 2015 12:36 AM
Rhetta
Thank you for memorial transfers
Hi Barbara,
Thank you for transferring to me the memorials of my grandparents, Cain Harrison Bowen and Lydia Myrtle (Howard) Bowen. I appreciate the work you have done on their memorial pages.
Rhetta
Added by Rhetta on Jul 02, 2015 11:14 AM
Georgea Sharkey
Incorrect Cemetery
Hello Barbara, I think we have discussed this before but I have proof that Ethel Jane Berry Lowe Ref 98650974 is not buried at Tirau Cementery but her ashes are at Waikumete Cemetery in Auckland, New Zealand Niche F2. This is my Great Grandmother and I would like to have this information changed. Can you do this? Thank you Mrs. Georgea Brown/Sharkey
Added by Georgea Sharkey on Jun 30, 2015 5:20 PM
Rosie
VanEnkevort
I hadn't previously caught your notation that this is a pre-need memorial. Thanks for your willingness and consideration, but with that notation, there's probably no need to delete. And thanks for responding.
Added by Rosie on Jun 29, 2015 9:15 PM
dan harvey
Memorial Transfer
Hi Barbara,
re: Hillside Memorial Park; Redlands;San Bernardino County; California, USA
Thanks so much for transfering the memorial for Winnifred Clouse to me.
Dan
Added by dan harvey on Jun 29, 2015 7:32 AM
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