|Annie Duckett Hundley (#47394373)|
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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." --George Santayana|
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Please see below my bio:
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." I gave it a try, was quickly 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, barns 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, happily married to my hero since 1983, have three sons, one daughter, three stepsons and many grandchildren. I grew up in Utah, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I also love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, laughter, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, dogs, horses, 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 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 family history has provided me with much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six children, as well as, three half brothers and a stepsister. I grew up fast in an incestuous, abusive, negligent, sadistic, chronically traumatic and controlled; yet deeply religious home. I lied to hide it, protect, relate and survive. I felt (and was expected to be) responsible to the extreme, for the well-being of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, also. I had many questions, feelings and needs I wasn't allowed to express. The effects 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'd 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 besides horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled 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 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.
Please use edit function on memorial. I'm happy to add/correct info if requested with respect, kindness and your source. You may use my headstone/cemetery photos for non-commercial use.
I love this work, this website and volunteer a lot of my time here. However, transfers have become a real issue, many Find A Grave friends are noticing the same thing. Most people are great when negotiating transfers, but too many are toxic. Due to demanding and disrespectful correspondence, I now adhere strictly to Find A Grave transfer rules. Also, a transfer will not happen if you: Fail to state relationship: spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, great-grandparent, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren | are a collector (harvesting with few contributions) | make demands | request on my public profile - please use edit function | create duplicate claiming you'll delete after transfer | or have been abusive in the past. You can add memorial to your virtual cemetery instead. Abuses will be reported with screenshot as proof. No exceptions. I'm sorry some create the need for these rules to exist. I'm grateful to those that know how to conduct themselves in an appropriate, kind and adult way. Let's keep in mind why and how this website exists.
Please remember I have 21 days to respond to requests, rarely taking longer than 24 hours. I've been entrusted with 3900+ memorials from inactive, photo-only or fallen gravers, besides memorials I've created; so it takes time to maintain them all. Please be patient. Enjoy Find A Grave!
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|LaRee White Engel||RE: Thinking of you|
Thank you Annie have the surgery on Friday so I'll let you know how it goes
|Holly Maki||RE: Memorial transfer|
Thank you so much! Keep up your good work.
|Don Calhoun||RE: Kay Dunham, 170283459|
Well, thank you for your kind words. Sometimes when the sun is beating down upon me, and I'm 6 hours into a 300 shot photo run - I wonder if anyone cares what I'm doing for their relatives?
|Don Calhoun||Kay Dunham, 170283459|
I showed Stephen, the spouse of Kay Dunham, the memorial that you built. He was so surprised and thankful that you did that for him.
He sends you a "Thank You Annie".
Kinda makes all this Gravin worthwhile!
|Kris Day||regarding: Lucile|
I was not related and I am glad to remove the extra memorial. You are doing a great job!
Added by Kris Day on Oct 07, 2016 5:02 PM
|Jeff Smith||Larkin Cameron|
Thanks for posting the picture of Larkin. He is My Great Great Grandfather and there are only a couple pictures I've seen of him.
|tom c||how to contact R?|
Annie you are listed as a friend on her/his site. The site has the message part stopped is there a way to get in contact with them? I have some photos and ? for them. If you can help or not, Thanks Tom C.
Added by tom c on Oct 03, 2016 5:36 PM
|LaRee White Engel||Thanks so much|
It's been a hard summer for us... I'm not complaining it's just been hard . I lost my mother in March I just lost my uncle yesterday my daughter is having her second surgery yesterday on her knee replacement and I'm having my second surgery on my foot it will be good to start fresh next spring . I can tell it's going to be a long winter...Glad I have DAG to keep me busy...Can't drive for 5 months...Don't get to go on food run this Fall for the Navajos in Arizona. Maybe in May 2017. Hope you are doing great. Talk to you soon.....
|LaRee White Engel||RE: Honoring people|
When you are on find a grave and you're searching for someone over to the right they have a picture of a person that somebody is honoring that is on find a grave...getting ready for Second surgery on foot. Hope all is well with you...
|LaRee White Engel||Honoring people|
How do I put my Family names on that?
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