I downloaded Reunion for Mac, and I have been trying it out this afternoon. It felt sad to put in the death details for my grandfather’s sister Eva Marie Gearhart Heier:
Eva M. Heier
Eva M. Heier, 93, of Yakima died Sunday.
Mrs. Heier was born in Spokane and lived in Yakima later in life. She had many occupations, including working as a clerk for the post office.
Survivors include a son, David Bunce of Yakima; and a sister, Marjorie Waters of Menan, Idaho.
No services are planned at this time.
Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
From Yakima Herald-Republic, Aug. 30, 2007
We did not know she had died until about October or November of last year, when my mother asked me if I knew anything. I looked up her obituary on Ancestry.com. I sent her a letter, and now that I’m thinking about it, I may even have sent it after she died. I wanted to find out what she could tell me about her family, which has such a tragic story. I’m not sure who to ask at this point. Our family was in touch with Aunt Eva, but I’m not sure whether I can still locate Aunt Marjorie Waters mentioned in the obituary as living in Idaho.
Reunion has an iPhone app, and I decided this application would be a great tool for genealogists who are using Reunion. I love my iPhone and already use a lot of the other helpful apps available, and I can see that this particular app will be valuable when my computer isn’t handy to look up information or to input information.
I would like to do some family research this summer. I haven’t had much time to work on the family research in some time, and it’s something I miss, particularly after exchanging some nice e-mails with a newly found cousin today.