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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 8 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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Hattie Campbell
Thank you so much for the picture of the Headstone of Hattie Ellen Rogers Campbell. I so appreciate the work that you folks and people like you do to help Genealogists. Again, thanks so much for the picture. John Kizer
Added by john KIZER on Oct 12, 2014 10:05 AM
B. Helmer
Sophia Leland
Thank you so much for this photo. Your time and effort is really appreciated.
Added by B. Helmer on Oct 12, 2014 8:47 AM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Alice and Archibald Campbell Currie
Thank you for the photos on the Currie Memorials. They are lovely.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Oct 11, 2014 5:59 PM
Thank you!
Ref: Memorial# 57568219. Thank you for the photos for my cousin's memorial! Looks like the marker may be sinking and you may have had to dig around it to make it visible. Thank you for good labors! I'm so grateful to you! Thank you!
Added by MK O on Oct 11, 2014 5:38 PM
Donna Woodward
Picture Request
Thank you for the taking the time to take and post the picture of James R. Clark's marker.
Added by Donna Woodward on Oct 07, 2014 7:49 AM
George M. Fenderson
Don't think that I said "thank you" for the photograph of the cemetery marker for George M. Fenderson. Very much appreciate your help, nice addition to my wife's family tree. - 2ulips
Added by 2ulips on Oct 06, 2014 6:20 AM
Amy Nugent
Esker Owens photo
Thank you very much for the photo of Esker Russell Owens' marker! I appreciate you taking the time and effort to post it.

Amy in Texas
Added by Amy Nugent on Sep 27, 2014 2:02 PM
George and Reva Burns
Thank you for the photos of the headstones for George and Reva Burns.
Added by Doug on Sep 27, 2014 7:40 AM
Laura Yancey
Lawrence and Waterbrook
Thank you for the beautiful photos!
Added by Laura Yancey on Sep 26, 2014 8:11 AM
Mary Louise Rogers Stone
Thanks for the info, Marilyn.
Added by Christine on Sep 21, 2014 2:30 AM
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