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Jeanie Leete (#47019987)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I am a native Californian. I went to school in Santa Rosa and married Vern Leete also from Santa Rosa. After being away for quite some time we returned to California and found the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery in a mess. The weeds were thigh high because it had been abandoned. A group of teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints began rescuing the cemetery. Later that year the city included it in the "Hands Across the County" program. It took less then a year to give the cemetery the sense of dignity it deserved. Now it has natural beauty with its huge oaks and Vinca. Garbage was hauled away and gravel put on some of the graves. Walkways were cleared. Headstones were straightened and bleached. The pioneers of Santa Rosa are buried here and these young men and women understood the importance of honoring those that had established their fine city.

In 1986 a young man named Adrian Seeser chose to list all the names in this cemetery for his Eagle Scout award. With his permission those names have now been added to this site in hopes it will help anybody that has family or friends they could not locate before.

It has been an honor to be a part of the reconciliation of this graveyard. It gives me confidence in the youth of our town. My hope is that you as a searcher will find comfort in what you find.
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Nelson Savage at SRRC 162463664

I just sent you an update to copy and paste into his bio which includes an explanation of why I just deleted my previous edit panels for birth and death data that I submitted to you a few days ago and sent you new ones just now.

There are some changes to his day of death and place of death, etc., based on Sandy looking at the death certificate again at my request. Also, please approve my edit for the marker transcription field. I think it makes it clearer.

Thanks! :)


P.S. If you could include a person's name in addition to the F/G # when you write me messages on here that would be helpful.
Added by arborvitae on Aug 31, 2016 3:52 PM
Linda Carrillo Stroot
Albert Francis Carrillo
Hello Jeanie,
Is it possible to combine your #28601410 to 33781734 for Albert Francis Carrillo.
Thank you, Linda Carrillo Stroot
Added by Linda Carrillo Stroot on Jun 23, 2016 1:36 PM
Mark Gove
RE: Albert B. Cummings

It just occurrd to me by your last name Leete, that your husband might be a direct descendant of Pelatiah Leete, w/ the Cummings connection. If so, my site below has photos of Albert and his wife, his parents, her parents, news clippings, poetry written etc. Please let me know if this is a direct family connection.
Added by Mark Gove on Jun 09, 2014 5:56 PM
D R Spencer
RE: # 85157123Frances M. Wheeler
Jeanie, sorry for the delay - I'm on vacation in Honolulu and not spending much time on email!
I have transferred Frances memorial to you - I am distantly related to her husband on his Plimpton line, and I may be related to her on her Holcomb line, although I haven't investigated that line yet.

Best wishes,
Added by D R Spencer on May 02, 2014 5:16 PM
Question on plot location John Taylor
I am planning on visiting this cemetery and would like to find Mr. Taylor's (29634573) marker but don't know what "WHC R" means. any help is greatly appreciated.
We just hiked the new Taylor Mtn Park named for this man and had a wonderful day there.
Added by Marcialyn on Apr 12, 2014 5:16 PM
Kathie L. Webb Blair
Crane Family
Dear Jeanie,
Thank you so much for the transfers. I appreciate having my Cousins on the Davidson side as they are a large part of my heritage, also. Take Care.
With All Sincerity, Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, OR
Added by Kathie L. Webb Blair on Mar 19, 2014 9:18 PM
Tom Schoening
RE: 99705787 Litz
Jeanie: It is not all my work - there are numerous other Litz descendents that have helped and supplied information - I try my best to gather and verify all infomation - on average each person represents 1-3 hours of research. If You are a direct descendent, I would be willing to transfer to You - BTW if there are missing people that You can link into this growing tree of people - Please do and advise me.

Warm Regards - Tom Schoening (the scribe)
Added by Tom Schoening on Dec 30, 2013 5:49 AM
Pamela Fowler Sweeney
RE: 29134898 Poulin Family
The cemetery book specifies Cecile as being in the north half because the plot measures 20ft by 20ft and the monument in the middle divides it in half. The Poulin family is resting in the plot with George and Fannie Hillier. Cecile Poulin is next to George and Fannie in the back and the rest of the Poulins are in the front.

I don't think they are far apart enough to need that specification and I would probably leave it out.

Thank you for all your hard work Jeanie.


Added by Pamela Fowler Sweeney on Nov 08, 2013 11:47 AM
RE: 13173809 Jn London

Certainly, I have transferred John's memorial to you. I'm actually not relative of his, I came across him while photographing the markers of Civil War vets buried in the GAR section at Mountain View Cemetery.

Best wishes,
Gerald :)
Added by G.Photographer on Oct 23, 2013 9:15 AM
Susan Duncan
Reverdy & Sarah Boggess
Jeanie -

Thank you so much for allowing me to manage these two memorials. I've already added his parents (who are managed by another relative) and his picture and am working on his bio now.

I'm so glad there are people like you who put non-relatives on Find-A-Grave so we can locate our lost relatives.
Added by Susan Duncan on Jan 24, 2013 3:49 AM
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