Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Christine Winters

Christine posted this comment regarding the Grand View Memorial cemetery and I copied it here. Thanks, Christine - good to hear from you!

Hi Linda and all –

Thanks for posting this information. It seems that Fox 11 news went into more detail on the neglect aspect of this cemetery than the other news channels did. Never imagined anyone could let a final resting place become so abused as this.

My husband, Tim, and I were there as well, trying to find my brother’s grave. He is in the baby and children section, laid to rest in the early 50s. We brought some scissors as we figured some edging of the grave marker might be in order. Never realized we should have brought a backhoe to dig down through packed dirt and thick weeds which were hiding about 95 percent of the plaques!

The only way I even found my brother’s gravestone was because one of the nearby graves was partially uncovered, and I recognized that one, so I started digging all around it.

There was one other person who was searching that section who said he had been uncovering gravestones there for over an hour and still could not find his sister’s grave. We began to help him in his search, but to no avail.

I’ve never seen such blatant disrespect for the dead, although I’m sure this can’t be the only case of this type. Thanks again for bringing this to everyone’s attention.

Best Wishes,
Christine Winters Cline
Class of 67

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