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DAR donates directory to Quimby cemetery

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pilot Rock Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated another cemetery directory and locator board on Oct. 3 at the Quimby cemetery.

Pilot Rock chapter DAR donated a directory case to the Quimby cemetery. Contents of a map and lot location listing for all cemetery occupants will now be available 24-7. The presentation was held on Oct. 3. Pictured, left to right,are Jeanine Anderson, Carol Berkler, Mike Allbaugh, Barb Iverson, Betty Stevenson, Janet Kai, Charlotte Siegel, Dee Taylor, Travis Preuss and Micki Conley. Photo contributed
It is the organization's goal to see a directory in each of the 24 cemeteries in Cherokee County. This service would make information and site location available 24-7.

Quimby workers constructed and erected the directory structure for the Quimby cemetery. Pictured, left to right, are: Rick Stevenson, Mike Allbaugh, Betty Stevenson, Shirley Perrett, Travis Preuss and Jacob Preuss. Merle Simonsen, who is not featured in the picture, updated the map and the listing of names and lot locations. Photo contributed
Pilot Rock DAR will donate $500 toward the cost of each cemetery's directory when it is completed. These gifts can be given due to the generous bequest of Florence Frisbie.

DAR members believe this project will benefit the communities, families and friends, with an easier way to determine who is buried where.

Surveys and information were originally sent to the trustees of each of the 16 townships. Trustees are responsible for upkeep of their township cemeteries.

Anyone interested in more information on getting a directory established in their own family cemetery, please contact Micki Conley or Barb Iverson, Regent or Nancy Parrott, Treasurer.

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