Although a native of Washington State and a transplant from New England, since moving to Iowa in 2003 I have fallen in love with the state and now call Marion County my home. The rich history of Marion County has intrigued and captivated me and I am passionate about preserving that history.
I am also a member of the Marion County Pioneer Cemetery Commission, the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries, the Marion County Genealogical Society, the Henry Knox Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUV), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3519.
I am a Board of Director and member of the Marion County Historical Society (Knoxville, Iowa) as well as a member of several other organizations dealing with preserving
our past. The Marion County Pioneer Cemetery Commission, Marion County Genealogical Society, State Association for the Preservation of Pioneer Cemeteries, Daughters of Union Veterans (DUV) and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – Henry Knox Chapter, (Knoxville, Iowa).
I have to say that learning about and preserving our past is my passion. I love doing genealogical research, photographing cemeteries and headstones, and spending time working at our village. Our Marion County Historical Village and Museum has a wealth of information and history. It’s a great place to get lost in time.
“Family is a link to our past and a bridge to our future.”