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Bethalene (#47629116)
 member for 2 years, 6 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo We live in the corner of three counties northwest of Des Moines, but are willing to extend beyond that to help someone find their loved ones resting place.
When we search for family stones, we usually take photos of stones that aren't on FAG in the same cemeteries we are searching.
My husband Alan has become involved in taking the photos. Many times he will make comments and sign his name.
We both enjoy the great outdoors and doing lots of walking. Volunteering is one of our passions, helping others.
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James and Trella Shivvers and Julia Reese
Thanking you for the wonderful, detailed pictures of my ancestor's tombstones in Jefferson. Our whole family appreciate your kindness in locating and photographing for our family research.
Added by finnbar cox on Apr 18, 2014 2:09 PM
JoAnn (Heggen) Jorgensen
Gerald Myers 91481750 obituary
Gerald Joseph Myers, 89, formerly of Ankeny and Woodward, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery, north of Woodward.
Gerald was born on January 30, 1918 in Gowrie, Iowa to Horace Cleveland and Sophia Elizabeth Maddux Myers. He married Lillian D. Jochimsen on July 14, 1940 in Nashua, Iowa. In 1942, they moved to Woodward, Iowa, where they resided until 1960, when they moved to Ankeny, Iowa for 45 years. In 2005, Gerald moved to Madrid. He was formerly employed with John Deere Works as a machinist for 32 years. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union and a Union Steward for U.A.W. at John Deere. Gerald was also a farmer all of his life. He loved to bowl and enjoyed bowling until he was 87 years old. Mostly, he loved spending time with his family and had enjoyed attending his grandchildren�(TM)s sporting events in Iowa and as far away as St. Charles, MO.
Gerald set a high standard of work ethics and moral conduct for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to live by. He was a loving, caring and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather; Gerald will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his son, John R. (Donna) Myers of Woodward; daughter, Cathy Jo (Ray) Ross of St. Charles, MO; six grandchildren, Pat Ross, Joe Myers, Cindy Frappier, Julie Koster, Jeanette Sharp and Michael Ross; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Myers; and his wife, Lillian Myers in 2000.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Gerald Myers Memorial Fund. - See more at:
Added by JoAnn (Heggen) Jorgensen on Apr 07, 2014 6:39 PM
JoAnn (Heggen) Jorgensen
John Myers 127605797
Please add John Myers (Dad) to Jim Myers 91519863.
Added by JoAnn (Heggen) Jorgensen on Apr 07, 2014 6:15 PM
Pleasant Hill Cemetery group
Hi Bethalene-

Thank you again for taking the photos of my relatives at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. I never received a notification from Find A Grave that those requests had been done, but today I looked at my list of photo requests and noticed it was shorter so then I investigated. I know that cemetery is out of the way and I do appreciate you (and your husband) going there to photograph my ancestors. I noticed that you didn't post a photo for Inskip Tucker. I assume you couldn't find his grave? He was married to two of the Perkins girls, my 2nd great grandmother and her sister Dicey so who knows which one he was buried with or where he is? Thank you again, for all you do for Find A Grave!
Susan in California
Added by suinlb on Apr 06, 2014 10:35 AM
Sheila Mobley
Dallas Cemetery, Marion Co., IA
William Henry Miller and Francis Olive Miller
Thank you for the updates. Sheila
Added by Sheila Mobley on Apr 03, 2014 6:50 AM
Robert and Mary Ankenbauer
Julia Parrish edits
Many thanks for making the updates to the Julia Parrish entry.
Bob Ankenbauer
Added by Robert and Mary Ankenbaue... on Apr 02, 2014 6:55 AM
Linda Linn
Simon Harker Photo
Thank you for taking and posting the photo for Civil War veteran Simon Harker. We appreciate it!
Added by Linda Linn on Mar 29, 2014 1:49 PM
Sheila Mobley
Dallas Cemetery
Slade and Offa Vernon
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Added by Sheila Mobley on Mar 28, 2014 2:37 PM
Sheila Mobley
Dallas Cemetery, Marion Co., IA
Hi, I'm back.
May I ask you to transfer these 2 memorials to me? SLADE R. VERNON and OFFA D. VERNON
Please let me know. Thanks once again.
Sheila #48084236

Added by Sheila Mobley on Mar 28, 2014 1:47 PM
James David Patrick and wife Sarah
Can't thank you enough for the photo's taken of my Patrick (Find A Grave Memorial# 71560237)ancestors grave markers. Was so worried that no one would go to this very old historic cemetery. AND to find that the markers have been set upright was the biggest thrill of all. Again, thank you for doing this for our family.
Added by Patsy1945 on Mar 25, 2014 11:36 AM
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