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Jeanie Leete (#47019987)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 22 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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RE: Nancy Story 153674268
Usually Find A Grave informs you that one was previously requested and it tells you who did it. Maybe that is how you contacted me.
Added by arborvitae on Feb 01, 2016 8:40 PM
RE: Nancy Story 153674268
You tried to submit a photo request or photo to memorial? Yes I submitted requests so that someone would photograph headstones. Sandy Frary found a handful of headstones buried in dirt.
Added by arborvitae on Feb 01, 2016 7:45 PM
Pamela Groth
RE: Walter Ink 28855437
Sorry, I am not able to crop the obit. either. I sent it for your information to do with it what you wish. My only suggestion is to transcribe it.
Added by Pamela Groth on Jan 06, 2016 11:07 AM
RE: Question on plot location John Taylor
Thank you for being so thoughtful! We completed our video with the Taylor Mountain info so I'm in a different area now, but really appreciate your help!

If you are interested in what we've produced, see

Titled the Life and Times of Colgan Creek.

Added by Marcialyn on Oct 15, 2015 6:23 PM
re: 104558817 Henderson Tabor
The year is hard to pin down. Nothing new right? :)

1900 census; born May 1837
1910 census; born abt. 1836
CA death index has his age 73 (born about 1845).
Added by Samantha on Sep 19, 2015 5:24 PM
Margaret Olson
RE: 28709284 Edward Edmondson
I would love to have a transfer. Thank you. I read your bio info and thought you might like to keep everyone you have rescued, though. Adding Edward to his parents and siblings will be great.

Thanks for your Findagrave work.

Added by Margaret Olson on Sep 02, 2015 2:23 PM
John Beresford
Horace Sessions Martin (1791-1872)
Thanks for the transfer, Jeanie. I never expected to find one of my Yankee ancestors buried in the Wine Country.
Added by John Beresford on Jun 10, 2015 12:22 AM
Angie Hall
RE: transfer completed
Thanks Jeanie!
Added by Angie Hall on Feb 25, 2015 11:45 PM
Bonnie Maskery
Nelson Dennis #28709185
Dear Jeanie,
Thank you so much for this transfer. Update completed. I appreciate this very much.
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Dec 19, 2014 12:47 AM
S Hemingway
Frederick Struckman
Thanks for the Fred Struckman transfer. Your Findagrave contributions are very appreciated.
Added by S Hemingway on Dec 11, 2014 6:24 AM
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