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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 16 years, 7 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones.

In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.

My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.

I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.

If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.

Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Messages left for Doug & Marilyn ... (1508)[Leave Message]
ida daniels
I Thank you so much for all your time and effort at the cemetery to take these pictures.
We all so appreciate what you have done for us.
Added by ida daniels on Oct 03, 2017 1:38 PM
sophie bourbilleres-showalter
joshua streiffs
thank you very much for the photo of the gravestone for joshua streiffs
Added by sophie bourbilleres-showa... on Oct 01, 2017 3:14 AM
MJ's FamilyTree
RE: Archibald Porter
Thank you for the headstone photo!
Added by MJ's FamilyTree on Sep 27, 2017 4:56 PM
MJ's FamilyTree
Archilbald Porter

Thank you very much for taking this photo of our relatives headstone. Your services are very much appreciated.
Added by MJ's FamilyTree on Sep 23, 2017 3:53 AM
john mueller
RE: Helena B. Muller

Thanks for the info.
Added by john mueller on Sep 17, 2017 12:38 PM
john mueller
Helena B. Muller

I don't understand ! A photo was posted but it
was not Helena B. Griffiths grave marker. On the
photo it said Helena B. Griffith no marker.

When I made the request I put down the exact
location the cemetery gave :
Plot: BI 113 TR1 Lot 2 GR 3

Added by john mueller on Sep 16, 2017 1:41 PM
Anna Theresa Thompson
Thank you for trying to locate my great grandmother. I to used to be a Find A Grave volunteer and I loved it but health issues have caused me to quit. Maybe I can take it up again. I absolutely loved helping people find their ancestors. Anyhow, my great grandmother was born Anna Theresa Hogan and I think she might have gone by Theresa. Her death certificate says Anna and it also indicates she was buried in St. Stanislaus. Her husband was Frank McAllister Thompson and he died 1961. Maybe this will help.If you can't find it don't worry. Her husbands family donated the land for the cemetery, or so I've been told. That's another story.

Bonnie (Searchermom)
Added by Searchermom on Sep 16, 2017 1:23 PM
Janet Johnson
Photo of Allen Davis Gravestone
Thank you for taking a picture of my father's gravestone and posting it on Find-a-Grave. I appreciate it.

Janet Davis Johnson
Added by Janet Johnson on Sep 15, 2017 9:08 PM
Linda Rossell
Douglas Ingram
Thanks so much for the photo of my cousins grave.
Added by Linda Rossell on Sep 02, 2017 6:18 PM
Gary Abernathy
Samuel Abernathy
Yes could you transfer the memorial over please, I have some other work to do with my grandfather.

I was born in Turlock and went to Modesto Jr College, btw.

Thank you,

Added by Gary Abernathy on Aug 31, 2017 5:29 PM
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