I was born in Yakima, Washington, and have lived in the Yakima Valley all my life...a 3 generation Washingtonian. I have been interested in genealogy since, my great-aunt Elsie, put together. a book of our family genealogy. I've been hooked every since. This is a great site to display, pictures, and memorials, and I get to take pictures, another great love of mine. See ya around, Fern
130579464 Thank you for your work Fern! I just wanted to let you know that Valerie Gefre was not married to Stephen Gefre. He was her brother-law. Her husband, Eddie Gefre (Stephen's brother) is still alive. She also has a daughter, Emily Yvonne Gefre (3/20/92) still alive and kicking!
I am Teresa Peterson. This family is my ex husband's (Jerry Peterson)family and my daughter's (Chelsea Peterson) family. Jerry was Elsie Gefre's brother. She is deceased and on Find a grave # 133515214
Alfred and Olive Hillyer Thank you so much for taking the photograph of Alfred and Olive Hillyer's grave marker. Four of the Hillyer boys emigrated from England to the United States, and Alfred became very successful as you probably already know. He was editor and owner at one time of the Sunnyside Sun.
I am related to the Hillyer men through their sister, Marie, who remained in England and married into my mother's maternal side of the family.
Thank you again for your kindness which is very much appreciated.
Donald W. Strand #125272242 Fern, do you have a plot number for Donald, or do you know if there is a headstone? Our family records have him as Donald Richard Strand; his widow's obituary states she was buried next to him. She is buried in Lakewood, Washington! and the cemetery she is located in has no record of Donald Strand. I'm confused. Could you help me sort this out? Thank you!