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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 8 years, 12 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in researching my family history since about 1995. I am researching (my mothers side): Hoopingarner, Leclercq, McFarland, Williams, Purcell. (My father's side): Morris, Orman, Furry, Baker, Kirby, Staley.
(my husband's family): Barushak, Myers, Jones, Cox, Kent, Passmore, Lamb, Petitt, Hansbrough, Jewell....just to name a few.

Please contact me if we have a connection or if there is a correction that needs to be made. When adding photos and/or creating memorials I research the person so I may be able to link them to family and be as accurate as possible. Please realize that we are all human and mistakes are made. So please let me know if there is something I should add/change.

Also, I believe that family should be with family, if possible. I have no problem with transferring out of Find a Grave guidelines to family. Please, just simply send me a request and let me know your relation.

Feel free to use any photos I have taken for your own personal genealogy research. It would be nice if you would credit me with the photo.

A few poems that I enjoy:

(Author Unknown)
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

By: Pamela A Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.
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Messages left for Billie (Morris)... (89)[Leave Message]
Ralph Morris
If this is kin of your husband, I will transfer him to you?
Added by Darrelll on May 23, 2015 8:30 PM
Geraldine Barnett
Billie, I agree. Will delete mine and have sent Jon her obit. Thanks for all you do, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on May 23, 2015 11:38 AM
Sorry I could not go the transfer, I did not add the memorial.
Added by Darrelll on May 14, 2015 5:44 PM
Picture is added. I transferred Shirley to you.
Thank You
Added by Darrelll on May 14, 2015 5:41 PM
Michigan mother
RE: Peter Joseph Smith Memorial
You have a sharp eye and I am thankful for your edit. My aim is to keep my memorials and info as truthful as possible. Thank you very much for catching that one.
Have a great day.
Added by Michigan mother on May 12, 2015 10:25 AM
Thank you so much. I have already begun adding additional information. Have a great day!
Added by eulaexpress on Apr 29, 2015 7:28 AM
Geraldine Barnett
Thanks for the obit, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Apr 25, 2015 6:09 PM
Heather Stiebs
RE: Missing Adopted Parents
I will check it out, thanks for the suggestion. :)
Added by Heather Stiebs on Apr 24, 2015 12:10 PM
Heather Stiebs
RE: Missing Adopted Parents
That's the problem,I don't know why I have the information that they were buried at Holy Angels, I have nothing to back it up. Guess I'll have to do a little digging.

I'm in Southern Oregon, so unfortunately I can't make it there anytime soon... (ha ha ha). I am originally from Wisconsin - my husband and I moved our family here in 2000... But, the internet is a wonderful thing, so I might be able to dig something up yet.... Thanks for your help!

Added by Heather Stiebs on Apr 23, 2015 4:59 PM
Heather Stiebs
Missing Adopted Parents
Billie - for some reason I have information that Frances Langlais's adoptive parents, Susan and Joseph Stein are buried also at Holy Angels. However, when I search through the cemetery on find-a-grave I can't find any record of them. I was wondering if you have any information on the graves there that haven't been photographed or memorialized?
Thanks! Heather
Added by Heather Stiebs on Apr 22, 2015 9:30 PM
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