Shirley Penna-Oakes was born in
began recording the stories that her grandmothers, one Italian and on Irish,
would tell her when she was 8-years-old.†
Shirley is an active member of a number of genealogical societies and is
the past president of the Easter Washington Genealogical Society.† She has taught beginnersí classes for
††††††††† Ms. Penna-Oakes is now compiling the History of the Pleasant View Cemetery (Ford, WA) and the stories of its residents, with co-author Mary Morgan.
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