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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones.

In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.

My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.

I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.

If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.

Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Messages left for Doug & Marilyn ... (1246)[Leave Message]
Marsha Souza
Nancy Amos-McNeal's
Thank you so much, Doug & Marilyn, for making a photo and posting my Great Grandmother's headstone. This is the 1st time I have seen it, and it looks beautiful. She is in Modesto, California.

I would like to do the same for my parents and my grandmother. They are located in Sacramento, CA. I can't recall what area that you and Doug are in.

This is encouragement for me to make a special trip there to photo.

Just wanted to say, I appreciate the time you made to do this for myself as well as all the others.

Have a Great Day!

Marsha Souza
Added by Marsha Souza on Sep 15, 2014 3:06 PM
Gail Davis
Holsinger Photo
Thank you so much for the great photo and the quick manner you did it. You are appreciated.

Gail Davis
Added by Gail Davis on Sep 05, 2014 7:45 AM
Simmons Family
Thank you for linking Lucille to her parents. I appreciate your help in getting family connected.
Thank you
Added by Simmons Family on Sep 04, 2014 6:08 PM
Harlin Hunt and Harold Alton Photos
Thanks so much for the photos and for taking the time to get them. Your efforts are much appreciated.
Added by MHam on Sep 04, 2014 5:45 PM
William Croghan
Alfred Wilson
thanks so much for trying to find Alfred's Marker,,,it is truly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Sep 04, 2014 5:18 PM
William T. Paine - St. Stanislaus Cemetery
Thank you so much for providing a photo of William's grave marker!
Added by Eliza on Aug 29, 2014 8:57 AM
Graver Gal
Re: Amos Galt
Thanks for taking this picture for me.
Added by Graver Gal on Aug 29, 2014 6:10 AM
John Winning
Leeroyce C Dillard Hogin
Hi Marilyn,

Thanks again for taking another of my relative's headstone photos. I hope everything is fine with your family.

Added by John Winning on Aug 28, 2014 10:26 PM
Robert Thompson
RE: John Dewey Horton
Thank you so much for the photo and correction on the Cemetery. It has been updated
Added by Robert Thompson on Aug 28, 2014 8:44 PM
Marla Dooley
Thank you so much for taking your time to take the picture of tombstone of Louis Gonsalves.
Added by Marla Dooley on Aug 28, 2014 5:45 PM
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