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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 15 years, 8 months, 26 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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Lester Letson
Acacia Memorial
thanks for taking the pictures at Acacia
Added by Lester Letson on Dec 04, 2016 10:58 AM
Joyce Henderson
Englehardt Fern #38821171
I don't know if this is the proper place for my question, but here goes. Would you happen to have any information or a contact for Englehardt Fern? There may be a link between him and my gg grandmother, Elisabeth, from Scranton, PA. Thank you.
Added by Joyce Henderson on Nov 21, 2016 8:25 AM
Karen M.

Thank you for taking the time looking for Dorothy Vogt's grave.

Added by Karen M. on Nov 19, 2016 7:58 AM
Dan Braden
Thank you very very much for obtaining his tombstone picture for our family tree.
Added by Karen on Nov 09, 2016 9:07 AM
Mrs Fenton
Samuel Austin
Thank you for taking the time to fullfill my photo request, much appreciated!
Added by Mrs Fenton on Nov 08, 2016 5:59 PM
Connie Sims
Leland Harold Kerfoot
I hope that you might give permission to copy the headstone photo for Leland Harold Kerfoot who was married to my cousin, Thelma Katherine Mansfield Kerfoot.
Thank you in advance for your time and thank you for you photos.
Connie Beat Sims
Added by Connie Sims on Oct 27, 2016 7:01 PM
Roger Willoams
Thanks so much for photgraphing this marker for me; and especially for the 2nd photo which shows the "bigger picture." You've actually contributed to the story of this very large family; we didn't know the wife's name til now. Much, much appreciated.
Added by muggah on Oct 19, 2016 2:37 AM
Cindy Shivers
Cecil & Adel Keller
Hi ! I am a gr gr grandaughter of Josie (Charlsey Josephine) Ford and John A Ford. I came across your wonderful pics, and I put them on my family tree, if that's okay with you. If not, I will remove promptly. I use MyHeritage site. thank you!
Cindy of Texas
Added by Cindy Shivers on Oct 11, 2016 2:57 PM
Don Harrison
Margaret Jennings
Thanks for the effort in getting me this picture. you've helped me add another leaf to our family tree.

Don Harrison
Added by Don Harrison on Oct 05, 2016 8:09 AM
Weaver Lester Salyers
thank you


Added by bosbunch440 on Sep 20, 2016 5:22 AM
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