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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 15 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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Anna Rose Pratt Lawler
Hi I was wondering if you knew if Anna had a brother, Cecil Pratt, that was married to a Sue Harwell? Sue is the sister to my daughter in laws grandmother and we are trying to research this line. Thank you very much for any info.

Sondra Montano
Added by SoJoMo on Apr 27, 2015 7:29 PM
Tari L Elam
RE: John McGovern # 57571946
Thank you, Marilyn.
Added by Tari L Elam on Apr 23, 2015 12:03 PM
Tari L Elam
John McGovern # 57571946

With regard to the above, I am wondering if you might have a more clear photograph of this marker. I have attempted to enlarge the photo to read the inscription, but the shadows prevent me from so doing. This photo is also attached to two of John's sons. I am hoping there is a reference to his wife, Susanna Martina. Thank you. Tari
Added by Tari L Elam on Apr 23, 2015 11:18 AM
Becki Christian Depew
Henry Bishop # 38723137
This explains a few things. I've been looking for his wife Charlotte "Lottie" who died in Feb of 1975. Good chance she is in Lakewood. I am going to put in a photo request for Henry's new location. Hopefully Lottie is there with him. Much thanks for your work on this.
Added by Becki Christian Depew on Apr 23, 2015 11:05 AM
Jim Easom
grave pictures
Thank-you very much for the grave marker pictures for Charles and Bessie Hampshire in Acacia Memorial Park in Modesto, CA. I appreciate it.
Jim Easom
Added by Jim Easom on Apr 23, 2015 7:28 AM
Bud Frohn
Karl von Spreckelsen
Doug and Marilyn,

Thank you very much for taking the time to photograph Karl's burial place and headstone - twice. It really means a lot to me.

Bud Frohn

Added by Bud Frohn on Apr 22, 2015 10:43 PM
Carol Sisson McLeod
John Mahoney
Thank you so much for taking the photograph. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on Apr 22, 2015 1:26 PM
Charles R. Villarreal
Birdie Henderson
Thanks for the quality photo

Added by Charles R. Villarreal on Apr 22, 2015 1:07 PM
Fannie Howard
Thank you for the wonderful picture and the time you made to take it. I appreciate it.
Added by Melody on Apr 22, 2015 6:46 AM
June Adams
Minerva Marie Theiler
Memorial 28696250 for Minerva Marie Theiler has headstone photo doe Delana & Charles Overstreet??
Added by June Adams on Apr 19, 2015 4:44 AM
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