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Hi, I stumbled across Find a Grave by accident and liked it so much that I became a contributor. I have been fascinated reading the obits in the virtual cemetery. I guess it must be the history major in me. One of my most enjoyable pasttimes is reading. I especially enjoy histories and mysteries. My interest in history is mostly about American history, especially the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. Reading about both has turned me into an ardent Unionist and Lincoln fan. The Union forever! |
I was born in Ogden, Utah to an Air Force sergeant and his wife, James and Maxine (Swift) Entwistle. Consequently, I lived in several states and overseas in Japan (which I don't remember) and in Morocco (which I do remember). After my dad retired, I grew up in Oklahoma. I graduated from Midwest City High School, and then I attended Central State University, which is now the University of Central Oklahoma (earning BA in history and education and an MA in English). Then I was at Oklahoma State University (Go Cowboys!!) for 3 years working on a PhD. However, I finally got tired of school, so in 1978, I joined the Air Force, graduating from Officer Training School.I spent over 12 years in the Air Force as a missile maintenance officer at F.E. Warren AFB, an ROTC instructor at AFROTC Det 665, University of Cincinnati, and then as an education/training officer at the Defense Information School in Indianapolis and at Los Angeles AFB. I met my husband in the Air Force; we married in 1980 and have a son and a daughter. They're grown up, but they kept us busy with school and scouts. Jennie was in Girl Scouts and achieved the Silver Award. She earned a degree in Music Business. Mike is an Eagle Scout and has received his Bachelor degree in history and English, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I now teach English at a community college in San Antonio, TX. We also have 3 cats that we love a lot: Lady, Tramp, and Kitty-Kitty. We miss our one boy cat, Dusty, who died, but we know he's waiting at the rainbow bridge for us. Our sweet Shadow has now passed on to join her brother at the rainbow bridge. Goodbye, sweet girl. Sept. 9, 2014, we lost another sweet girl, Kitty-Kitty. We'll miss all of you.
I really enjoy searching for lost relatives and friends. I have been amazed to find two uncles,an aunt, and my maternal grandfather here, among others. There is one aunt I would love to find, but I do not know how to begin. My mother's sister, Emma Jean (or Emmajean) Swift disappeared from Oklahoma City around 1938-1940. We know through death records that she died in 1980 in the Fort Worth area. We always wanted to know the answer to "why" and to find her grave. If there are any detectives out there, maybe they can find her. She's probably buried in the Tarrant county area. UPDATE: Emma Jean has been found, and I have posted a memorial on FAG for her.
Family names I look for include: on my mother's side I am related to Swift, DeVall, Ogden, Dann, Williams families. On my father's side, I am related to Entwistle and Driscoll families (in Massachusetts mostly) Entwistles have been impossible to find although I know many of them must be interred in the Boston area and neighboring counties. My husband's families include Sauser and Gammell.
If you have time, please visit the pages of my family and friends listed here:
James Xavier Entwistle (father)
Maxine Entwistle (mother)
Janet Lea Entwistle (sister)
Lt. Charles Drayton Henricks (died in Vietnam)
Aden Swift (grandfather)
Velma Devall Swift (grandmother)
Charles Aden Swift (uncle)
Robert Devall Swift (uncle)
Josephine"Louise" Smith (aunt)
LTC Robert "Dean" Gammell (father-in-law)
Jerrill Joyce Gammell (mother-in-law)
Also, Look up these victims from my hometown (Midwest City, OK) who died in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995:
Paul Ice, age 42 (MCHS class of 1970)
Karen Gist Carr age 32
Antonio Ansara Cooper, Jr., age 6 months
Tevin D'Aundrae Garrett, age 16 months
Saundra G. Avery, age 34
Lakesha Richardson Levy, age 21
Cartney J. McRaven, age 19
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|Jim McMahon||Just a fan letter ...|
Thank you for your military service to our country. I also want to thank you for the beautiful words that you left on the memorial for Father Vincent Capodanno. May God bless you, Sharon.
|Susan Eberz Emery||George Eberz|
Thank you so much, Sharon, for the beautiful note you left on my Dad's site. It brought tears to my eyes. My father was a special man and I miss him every single day. He would have been 100 on November 11th of this year and I know he would have made it if he did not suffer from depression. His dad lived to be 99.
Again, thank you - you were very sweet to leave that note.
|Jeffrey Maksymowski||RE: Befriending You|
Yes, you may. Thank you.
I want to thank you for your visit with my dear sister Mars on her Angel day and the beautiful token you left for her. Your visit is greatly appreciated,
(loved you saying a day late and a dollar short, it was something she always said and i havent heard it since she passed it bought back some very funny happy memories of her)
Best wishes from Ireland
Added by Reilly on Jun 17, 2017 1:51 PM
Thank you for visiting my sister Mars and remembering her birthday, your visit and the lovely token you left for her are greatly appreciated,
Best wishes from Ireland
Added by Reilly on Apr 18, 2017 12:35 PM
Many thanks for your message for Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck.
I want to offer you my most sincere apology for not being here sooner (was away dealing with hubbys health issues) to thank you for your visit with my dear sister Mars and the beautiful token you left for her, the visit was greatly appreciated,
Beast wishes from Ireland
Added by Reilly on Mar 05, 2017 2:21 PM
|KYCatMama =^.^=||RE: Sponsoring my Parents' FAG memorials|
It's my pleasure, Sharon, to sponsor your Mom & Dad. I was so taken by the memories you shared about them. Plus, they were just such a beautiful couple - I just had to do it! Take care!
You did a fine job writing on your sister's FG and your parents. God bless Jan
|myrt||Thank you so much,|
Added by myrt on Apr 04, 2016 4:15 PM
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