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Annie Duckett Hundley (#47394373)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." --George Santayana

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I've loved history, research and have been fascinated with the Old West and Victorian times, since I can remember. So when I was introduced to genealogy it just fit! It began for me in 1991 when I was asked by a sweet, elderly neighbor to help her with her family history, as she was legally blind and "afraid to learn how to do this stuff alone, and I sense you love well and learn well." I gave it a try, was quickly hooked and later, became a Genealogist. My first realization that history was a passion for me began in childhood and came through the freakish looks my friends would give me as I'd stand motionless and stare at the dilapidated remains of old cabins, barns and homesteads; wishing that for just a few seconds I could go back in time to see and feel what they did. I wanted to know what life was like for those that lived there, built their lives literally by the sweat of their brow and sacrificed so much in search of truth, freedoms and a new way. I'm grateful for and to them.

I was born in 1962, happily married to my hero since 1983, have three sons, one daughter, three stepsons and many grandchildren. I grew up in Utah, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I also love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, laughter, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, dogs, horses, mountains, four seasons, sewing, creating, designing, color, being trusted, defending people, organizing, quilts, observing people, serving, volunteering, and the many opportunities I've been given to help people find the best in themselves... their gifts. I don't love: making mistakes, my weaknesses, condescension, injustice, when power is more important than people, abuse of any kind, especially of the innocent; the use of "so called" truth and religion to gain control over people (ignoring the gift of free will), and when fear stops people from doing the right thing, especially when I notice it in myself.

Pursuing my family history has provided me with much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six children, as well as, three half brothers and a stepsister. I grew up fast in an incestuous, abusive, negligent, sadistic, chronically traumatic and controlled; yet deeply religious home. I lied to hide it, protect, relate and survive. I felt (and was expected to be) responsible to the extreme, for the well-being of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, also. I had many questions, feelings and needs I wasn't allowed to express. The effects caused four disabilities, but I am healing. I've had much to heal in terms of trust in anything or anyone, identity, hope, and just how far back this multi-generational hell goes. Why are the meek, shy, honest and loving in my family devoured by the rest? The ultimate examples are the murder of my paternal grandfather (one of two adults I ever felt unconditional love from in my family) by his own wife, when I was nine years old; as well as, the suicide of one brother. I could not accept that to be loving, sensitive and truthful meant you'd be abused/destroyed and it contradicted the Gospel I was "taught" in the same family and home. I've found some answers, learned much and continue to. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will ALWAYS be true.

I've learned that my heritage also has much greatness besides horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled to be the first in at least four generations (that I know of) to speak the ugly truth out age 15. I've been denied, persecuted, threatened, abandoned and alienated by the same people I dedicated my life to. Blamed for "ruining the family" by not keeping the secrets, but still used as their servant, confidant and the only one they could turn to when they needed to be loved, a place to live, to speak their truth and be understood. I see and feel intensely, as I move through my healing and the discovery of each ancestor; they are grateful the truth is out. They're sorry for the destruction they either passed down or concealed (denied) and they feel freedom as I find and slowly forgive them. They want and need the truth more than ever, since leaving this life. They are grateful that they matter, that their lives did, and that even though much denial still exists in their posterity...the opportunity to face the truth has been offered because it has been spoken out loud and brought out of the shadows, lies, secrets and denial that have enabled it to infect each new generation. They know me...I know them. They can progress from where they are and so can I. We help each other. They matter and have great worth... and they help me finally know that I do too.

Please use edit function on memorial. I'm happy to add/correct info if requested with respect, kindness and your source. You may use my headstone/cemetery photos for non-commercial use.

I love this work, this website and volunteer a lot of my time here. However, transfers have become a real issue, many Find A Grave friends are noticing the same thing. Most people are great when negotiating transfers, but too many are toxic. Due to demanding and disrespectful correspondence, I now adhere strictly to Find A Grave transfer rules. Also, a transfer will not happen if you: Fail to state relationship: spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, great-grandparent, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren | are a collector (harvesting with few contributions) | make demands | request on my public profile - please use edit function | create duplicate claiming you'll delete after transfer | or have been abusive in the past. You can add memorial to your virtual cemetery instead. Abuses will be reported with screenshot as proof. No exceptions. I'm sorry some create the need for these rules to exist. I'm grateful to those that know how to conduct themselves in an appropriate, kind and adult way. Let's keep in mind why and how this website exists.

Please remember I have 21 days to respond to requests, rarely taking longer than 24 hours. I've been entrusted with 4000+ memorials from inactive, photo-only or fallen gravers, besides memorials I've created; so it takes time to maintain them all. Please be patient. Enjoy Find A Grave!
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RE: Transfer
Thanks so much!
Added by Sara on Feb 15, 2017 6:29 PM
Betty Roberts
Late Happy New Year!!
Hi, Annie,
I am so sorry I've been negligent at connecting with you. Thank you for your efforts to keep in touch.

I hope all is well with and for you and your family. I haven't logged into Find a Grave for at least 1 year, possibly 2. I will try to be better at checking in on the site and saying hello to you.

Take care and keep smiling!

Added by Betty Roberts on Feb 06, 2017 10:35 AM
Shirley Barton Gibson--Thanks for catching my typo!
I had been feeling pretty glad that I hadn't written 2016 since the first of 2017. I didn't even notice that I had put the wrong year on my cousin's death date!

Thanks so much for catching my error before I gave the link to our family.

I appreciate it a lot.

Added by Sandyscouter on Jan 15, 2017 3:59 AM
Jonathon Humphrey
RE: CPT Richard Haven Van Dyke
hi annie

your welcome glad i was able to help ya out ;-)
Added by Jonathon Humphrey on Jan 14, 2017 1:40 AM
Max Grant Anderson
174537007 R Delos Andrews
After looking at the memorial I must make one more comment. You make the bios so very nice. Thank You
Added by Max Grant Anderson on Dec 30, 2016 7:40 AM
Max Grant Anderson
RE: 174537007 R Delos Andrews
Thank you you are the best
Added by Max Grant Anderson on Dec 30, 2016 7:31 AM
Mark Morgan
My Daughter's Memorial
Thank you so much for your kind words for my daughter Mariah. You are an angel here on Earth.
Added by Mark Morgan on Dec 21, 2016 11:57 PM
Utah Quilter in D.U.P.
RE: Haley Melinda Harrison
See is my first cousins, daughter and coulter and her are my first cousins once removed. Thank you for your hard work for our family. Bless you. With Love, Shelle
Added by Utah Quilter in D.U.P. on Dec 21, 2016 12:10 PM
Max Grant Anderson
Just to say hi
Thanks for the time spend on the bios. They are great. You have made so many for my friends and relatives.

We buzzed through MT in Sept beautiful state. Happy Thanks
giving and Merry Christmas
Added by Max Grant Anderson on Nov 21, 2016 3:34 PM
Ari Taylor
Hal Taylor
Thank you for transferring my grandfather to me! I really appreciate this!
Added by Ari Taylor on Nov 19, 2016 10:47 PM
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