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Rosebud Airrington
Cemetery Photographer


A person May be dead and buried but if we are lucky they will never be forgotten. Rosebud Airrington





Gone But Not Forgotten
© Cecilia M. Kocher

The years weve shared have been full of joy.
The memories weve made will go on and on.
I havent stopped crying since you went away
and Ive asked God time and time why couldnt you stay.
You lit up my life my hopes and my dreams.
Youve opened my eyes to see what it all means.
So now that youre gone how can I forget;
Because you were the greatest out of all I have met.


Doreen Nana BaldwinMar 3 1940~ Mar 3 201

It was her 72nd birthday on March the 3rd 201 when my Nana took her last breath on earth and her very next breath she took was in Heaven.  Those were the words of comfort that my father Kevin Airrington spoke to me the day that my Nana was passing from this life to the next.  I was very close to my Nana and this was my first real experience with death.  It was very difficult for me and I miss her dearly.  I know that one day I will see her again.

A grave marker or tombstone is not my Nana it is not your loved one.  I watched my brothers and my cousins carry the box that held the body that once held the life of my Nana to the place where it would be buried.  Her marker will serve as a remembrance of her.  It is important to me and I know that your loved ones marker is important to you.  Nothing lasts forever and the marker will not be here forever either it is important that we preserve grave markers with photographs. – Rosebud Airrington

Rosebud Airrington
Buncom Oregon
October 201



Rosebud is Kevin Airringtons 10 year old daughter.  She enjoys science and history.  Especially Civil War history and she enjoys taking a marker and researching the name.   She says They are more than just a stone on the cold ground they are people that lived and had families I wonder what kind of ice cream they liked and what kind of books they read?  For several years she has enjoyed gong to cemeteries and taking photographs of grave markers.  She takes great care to ensure that each marker is clear and easy to read read.  If these people could talk they would be saying THANK YOU FOR MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. says Rosebud.




To the people that request photos of grave markers she eagerly and freely gives of her time after school.   When you request a photo of your loved one whether it be of grandma great grandpa Uncle LeRoy or a grade school friend I want you to know that I will do my best because even though they are not here this markerwith their name on it May be your only connection to them.  says Rosebud.


Rosebud also says she enjoys the time she gets to spend with dad.  This is the part that I like best. Says Kevin.   🙂  Sometimes her younger sister Leila and her younger brother Joshua come out to the cemetery and help too.


You can contact Rosebud through her Dad Kevin Airrington at or call: (541) 341-HERITAGE (4374)

Rosebuds favorite Books:

Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

The Annotated Uncle Toms Cabin

The Anatomy of Wings

The Complete Personal Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams


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