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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 15 years, 1 month, 23 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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Nancy Leathers
Chip Edin
Thank you so much for the photo. I will watch to see if a permanent marker is placed for him.

Nancy Edin Leathers
Added by Nancy Leathers on Apr 26, 2016 3:13 PM
John A C
Stella Erma Rinehart Wells
Thank you for taking the time to take this photo for me.

Added by John A C on Apr 15, 2016 1:11 PM
Becky Cole
Thanks so much for the photo of the stone for Elizabeth Foltz HOWES CROSBY. I appreciate your volunteer work and thank you for it!
Added by Becky Cole on Apr 12, 2016 5:39 PM
Simidian photos
Wow that was fast! Thank you so much for taking these photos and for all your efforts.
Added by AKZ on Apr 12, 2016 1:10 AM
Barb OD
Woodall and Jackson photos
Thanks much
Added by Barb OD on Apr 11, 2016 5:31 PM
katrina Lytle
Sharon Dobbins
I am 71 years old. my parents are deceased. I was thinking about a picture I had had of my sister born two years before me. I have been clearing out and wondered what I did with the picture of her in her casket. She was a large baby over 10 lbs as was I . She was in the birth canal too long and lived 72 hours. I think she was the most beautiful baby I have seen. my parent got divorced when he came home from the war. My mom remarried and I met my real father one time only. I was so overwhelmed with emotion when I saw the marker. I have a computer wiz son and had sometime , not today but sometime could you please look up Sharon and of course he did it today. I am amazed. I had wanted to stop sometimes when I used to travel from Oregon to Calif. but didn't know names etc. Thank you for caring and posting . this was so special today. May God continue to bless your searchs with people who are thankful. May God Bless you Richly
Katrina Lytle Coos Bay , Oregon.
Added by katrina Lytle on Apr 10, 2016 6:32 PM
St Clair's memorials
Thank you for taking the pictures of Amy & Milton St. Clair's memorial.

Added by Linda on Apr 10, 2016 5:35 PM
David Thorson
Thanks you so much for taking the photo of David's tombstone. And it such a nice one.
Please would check to see if his wife's is in the cemetery or nearby. All I know is her dates of birth and death, but don't know where she is buried or? Her name was Betty Marie Kennerley Thorson.
Added by Lucy on Apr 08, 2016 9:11 PM
Carol Muery
Thank you Doug and Marilyn for the photo of Mary Clays Grave marker. It completes her memorial.
Also, I would like to thank you for your volunteering to take photos for find a grave. You are a tribute to your community and genealogy.☺
Added by Carol Muery on Mar 25, 2016 7:09 PM
Thank you so much for finding the photo of the burial site for Edwin Bailene. Very much appreciated.
Added by Windstorm on Mar 17, 2016 4:37 PM
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