Remembrances

1. My Friend Teresa King: From the Avenue of the Fleas to Jonestown, by Garrett Lambrev
2. Compassion, Trust and Humanity – Remembering Teresa King, by James McNiel
3. Chuck, by Stephan Jones
4. Remembrance of Alice and Ava Inghram, Mother and Daughter, by Don Beck
5. Who Was Diane Lundquist? by Bill Neri-Amadeo
6. Remembering Annie Moore, by Ken and Diane Wagstaff
7. Eva and Jim Pugh – A Remembrance, by Don Beck
8. “Your dear voice…” by Sherrie Tatum
8a. The Opening Door
9. Ronnie and Nancy Sines – a Remembrance, by Jennie “JD” Jackson
10. A Cousin’s Letter, by Susan Ashby
11. Bertha Charles Smith – My Beloved Grandmother, by Karen Smith-Jackson
12. Remembering Dick Tropp, by Kathy (Tropp) Barbour
12a. What have we learned in 32 years?
13. Feeling Groovy – Honoring My Friendship With Mary Wotherspoon, by Sue Murphy
14. Crying the Billionth Tear: Grieving for Carolyn Looman, by Janet Shular

The remembrance section of the jonestown report is certainly what the editors consider our most important work – not only for the relatives and longtime friends of the people who died in Jonestown, but the other Temple members who survived – and it’s the part which we need the most help with. We can use government and Temple records to give the people of Jonestown their names and basic biographical information. For the stories and recollections that restores them as people, we need people like you.

In fact, oftentimes, you as individuals are the only people who can help us. When we hear someone recall a memory, we are often aware that – even though the story may be about three or four people – only one person, the story-teller, is still alive. Unless you tell us the story, no one will hear it.

This is how history is preserved. This is how our friends and relatives will continue to live, long after all of us are gone.

You can leave a remembrance about a loved one, friend or anyone else you knew who died in Jonestown on The Jonestown Memorial List. When you click on the name of anyone on the list, the link leads you to a biographical box which includes photographs, information on dates and places of birth, and the names of known relatives.

Under the pictures is a highlighted “Submit Remembrance” bar that invites you to write as much as you like about any person. In posting your remembrance, you may decide whether you wish to include your name. If you are a relative or a friend, however, the editors of the jonestown report will likely follow up and ask for an article for the next edition of this section.

Thank you.

Originally posted on July 25th, 2013.

Last modified on October 18th, 2018.
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