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I've loved history, research and have been fascinated with the Old West/Victorian times, since I can remember. So when I was introduced to genealogy it just fit! It began for me in 1991 when I was asked by a sweet, elderly neighbor to help her with her family history, as she was legally blind and "afraid to learn how to do this stuff alone, and I sense you love well and learn well." What a compliment! I was hooked and later became a genealogist. My first realization that history was a passion for me began in childhood, and came through the freakish looks my friends would give me as I'd stand motionless and stare at the dilapidated remains of old cabins, sheds and homesteads; wishing that for just a few seconds I could go back in time to see and feel what they did. I wanted to know what life was like for those that lived there, built their lives literally by the sweat of their brow and sacrificed so much in search of truth, freedoms and a new way. I'm grateful for and to them.
I was born in 1962, I've been happily married since 1983, we have four grown and great kids. I grew up in Utah County, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, humor, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, horses and dogs, mountains, four seasons, sewing, creating, designing, color, being trusted, defending people, organizing, quilts, observing people, serving, volunteering, and the many opportunities I've been given to help people find the best in themselves... their gifts. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I don't love: making mistakes, my weaknesses, condescension, injustice, when power is more important than people, abuse of any kind, especially of the innocent; the use of "so called" truth and religion to gain control over people (ignoring the gift of free will), and when fear stops people from doing the right thing, especially when I notice it in myself.
Pursuing my own family history has provided me with so much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six and three half siblings, grew up fast in an incestuous, sadistic, chronically traumatic, methodically controlled; yet deeply religious home (and community). I felt responsible for the well-being and needs of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, as well. I had many questions, feelings and needs I was not allowed to express. The effects have caused four disabilities, but I am healing. I've had much to heal in terms of trust in anything or anyone, identity, hope, and just how far back this multi-generational hell goes. Why are the meek, shy, honest and loving in my family devoured by the rest? The ultimate examples are the murder of my paternal grandfather (one of two adults I ever felt unconditional love from in my family) by his own wife, when I was nine years old; as well as, the suicide of one brother. I could not accept that to be loving, sensitive and truthful meant you had to be abused/destroyed and it contradicted the Gospel I was "taught" in the same family and home. I've found some answers, learned much and continue to. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will ALWAYS be true.
I've learned that my heritage also has much greatness in it, as well as, horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled and moved to be the first in at least four generations (that I know of) to speak the ugly truth out loud...at age 15. I've been denied, persecuted, threatened, abandoned and alienated by the same people I had dedicated my life to. Blamed for "ruining the family" by not keeping the secrets, but still used as their servant, confidant and the only one they could turn to when they needed to be loved, a place to live, to speak their truth and be understood. I see and feel intensely, as I move through my healing and the discovery of each ancestor; that they are grateful the truth is out. They're sorry for the destruction they either passed down or concealed (denied) and they feel freedom as I find and slowly forgive them. They want and need the truth more than ever, since leaving this life. They are grateful that they matter, that their lives did, and that even though much denial still exists in their posterity...the opportunity to face the truth has been offered because it has been spoken out loud and brought out of the shadows, lies, secrets and denial that have enabled it to infect each new generation. They know me...I know them. They can progress from where they are and so can I. We help each other. They matter and have great worth... and they help me finally know that I do too.
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|stoogtech||Marden J. Clark|
I'm so sorry you didn't like the newpaper clipping I added to this memorial. My mother-in-law died recently and I found the clipping among her things. She had saved it all these years. I felt it was within the rules as it clearly showed the newspaper that printed it at the top.
I didn't think it unsightly, and I doubt "Most contributors" do.
I've removed it. so RELAX.
|Shirley ||RE: Michael Currier|
Thank you so much. It has been hard, but we are getting thru it a day at a time. I figured you had an in with the mortuary to get it so fast. You certainly are on top of things. That is great person care enough to do this!
Added by Shirley on Mar 07, 2014 2:59 PM
|B J||RE: Ephraim Heber McBride|
Sorry for the confusion. The marker photo that I posted included his wife Bessie.
Added by B J on Mar 05, 2014 12:25 PM
|B J||Ephraim Heber McBride|
Posted Ephraim and his wife Bessie
Added by B J on Mar 05, 2014 1:38 AM
|Tammy Hall Shropshire||RE: Mark Annin|
Thank you Annie. :) Yes, I miss Mark every day. Because I live in NC, we communicated through e-mail, and Daddy couldn't type, so he dictated and I typed his letters to Mark after Mom passed away in 2007. We met Mark at the reunion of he and Dad's Infantry Division in 2003, in North Carolina, and our entire family instantly loved him. He and I e-mailed very often, and he sent my hubby some of his famous jerky, when he learned that he liked it. He was indeed a fine man!
|Tammy Hall Shropshire||Mark A'nnin|
Did you know Mark Annin personally? I noticed that you had posted a photo on his memorial, and was curious.
He was first my father's friend when they served together in WWII, and then my friend too.
I wish you Godspeed with your healing and applaud your courage!
Thank you for posting Find A Grave Memorial# 97441604, for Raymond Smith. That was nice.
|Zuzu*s Petals||Thank you|
Dearest Annie -
Thank you for your kind words of comfort concerning the passing of my sweet Momma. I appreciate them more than you will ever know!
I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!
Cheers - Kathie
|tom c||RE: apology|
Thanks Annie I take it you are close to where I live because of some of the obits, Missoulian, Republic and such, thanks for the guidance, talk to you again. Tom C
Added by tom c on Feb 09, 2014 10:26 AM
|Arlene Gertsch||Ruth Lenore Thiessen Meacham|
I have removed her first married name.
Thanks for the info.
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