Saturday, October 22, 2011

Obituary Leslie Brinkley Lawson

I want to win one of these!

You can learn more about the book here: 

Geneabloggers is running this little contest to help encourage us to write our obituaries. If you died tomorrow, what would you have us remember about you? Newspapers are prohibitively expensive. So it seems to me that the only way my family can really afford to let the world know I've move on is with an online obituary posting.
So, here's my submission for the contest.

Leslie Brinkley Lawson, [Age, of [Place] died quietly in her sleep after a wonderful life spent loving her family and doing genealogy. She did genealogy research right up to the end of her life, the last client file was readied for mailing and left on her desk the evening before her death.

Memorial services will be held [date/place].

Interment will be at [cemetery ] Cemetery, [place], next to her parents.

Mrs. Lawson was born [date and place given] a daughter of [Father's full name & Mother's full name] Brinkley.  Leslie grew up in Truckee, CA, graduating from Tahoe Truckee High School in 19**. She and her brother [Murphy (nickname)] were in the same graduating class. They remained close all of their lives, speaking on the phone frequently, visiting each other every chance they got.

She was married to [him] from 1979-1989 and had two children.

On 16 November 1989, she married [a really wonderful man] Lawson in [place].

Mrs. Lawson worked for a number of years as an accountant.  Then she decided to follow her passion and became a professional genealogist.  Mrs. Lawson’s specialty was forensic genealogy.  She left the family tree for her descendants to find, always telling others to leave a clean trail for those who will come behind us. Her family was so very important to her.

Mrs. Lawson traveled all over the United States working on her family genealogy as well as that of clients. She really enjoyed the travels and went out of her way to also connect to distant cousins to share photos and family stories.

Survivors include her husband, [Mr] Lawson, [place], children, [names for both with place for both too].  A brother, [Murphy (family nickname) Brinkley, [where he lives now].  Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1976 and her father in 2006.

Memorial contributions are suggested for any genealogy society or genealogy related educational opportunity you can locate. Mrs. Lawson believed strongly in education and the opportunities  that education brought the individual.

Funeral home information here....

Please post the final good-bye on her blog: