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Penny Wood Spaziani (#47639767)
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Bio Photo Currently I am working in the Mt. View Cemetery (Oregon City) in the County Park #1 section (paupers). It has been neglected for many many years. I have unearthed and photographed some 62 headstones and marked their rows. These folks deserve to have their graves maintained as much as anyone else in the cemetery.

I am a 6 generation Oregonian and have been doing my family genealogy since the early 70's. Back then it took months to find out one fact, today with the computer that information can be found in the blink of an eye.
Only now it seems more confusing the first thing I learned back then was to document all my information and make sure the facts were correct. Now a day's people just put anything on the internet only guessing or by family stories, making things more confusing. I am now trying to set apart family fact from fiction to keep the information correct for future generations to come.
I love doing genealogy it's a real life a good book you can't put down the only thing is I will probably never know the ending or the beginning.

My memorials are family and a work in progress, adding to each one as I find family material and photos. I have traveled to Washington, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania doing my family research in cemeteries and historical societies. If you are family I would love to hear from you.

There is nothing worse than someone stealing someone's work, not giving credit to the original poster then pretending it is their work. Please don't be one of those people, and please don't use my photos or documents without asking first.

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I do photo requests and take photos while I am in the cemetery. I like to take more than one photo of the headstone, to give you the feeling of being there and seeing the surrounding area. If you would like me to remove any of my photos just ask.
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Yes - I have asked and hopefully will get the maintenance. Her first husband was my grandfather Ralph Smith and his son, Ray Eugene was my father. Her second husband was Peter Lucier and her third Joel Halstead. I'll work to get her parents in also if I get the maintenance.
Added by Tamara on Feb 28, 2015 4:50 PM
I thank you so much for doing this!! I remember going to the gravesite with my grandmother Vera Halstead. She cried when we visited him. I am startled to read that she supposedly married "Uncle Joe" twice??? She was named Vera Lucier before they married. I'll have to ponder this...
Added by Tamara on Feb 28, 2015 3:32 PM
Courtney, Joseph
Awesome! That cleared it up.
Thank you very much!
Added by Whitfield on Feb 28, 2015 2:51 PM
christian schnider
Berglung Day Family
Thanks so much for all your hard work. There no way possible that I could have done that amount of research and photo hunting without a long plane ride and a bunch of motel cost. we all appreciate the work you guys turn in it is so important. Thanks Again Christian Schnider
Added by christian schnider on Feb 25, 2015 6:36 AM
bradley rapier
we are family
My mom is Michelle rapier. Maiden name wedding.
My grandma Mary jane and your dad were brother and sister
Added by bradley rapier on Feb 24, 2015 6:00 PM
RE: Thank You! (MOSHER)
Penny, you're so kind. I'd love some more pictures when ever it is convenient for you. May I add your pictures to my Mosher family history and share them with my family? I will thankfully give you the credit. Also, I'd like to purchase a marker for Mary Shobe. Can you suggest a reliable company?
Once again, thanks so much.
Bob Mosher
Added by brewster937 on Feb 23, 2015 11:20 PM
Thank You!
Dear Penny,

Thank you so much for the picture of Henry Mosher's grave. Find a grave has his name spelled incorrectly as Mosier which I have found to be a common problem in Census'and other public records. He was my great grandfather. Also, thank you for looking for Mary Shobe's grave. She was Henry and Bridget's daughter - my great aunt. It's sad to think that she made sure her parents had headstones but doesn't have one herself.

Thanks again. You have a real ministry - connecting people with their family history.

Bob Mosher
Added by brewster937 on Feb 23, 2015 9:50 PM
Clyde Markham
Thank you for the photos.
Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Feb 23, 2015 9:28 PM
Betty Frain
Penny, first I will not be back to photograph in that cemetery until May. Second, both memorials are flat on the ground. The photos you requested will not be very good, probably barely legible because of the size. I will try to remember to do this when I get back there, but don't expect great things. I take the photos as they are most legible and usable.

Added by Betty Frain on Feb 21, 2015 6:57 PM
Carol Lynn White

Thank you.
Added by Carol Lynn White on Feb 20, 2015 3:20 PM
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