Photo Above L-R: Sharon seated on Pearle (BRAMON) FOLANDís
lap, Luella (YOUNG) BRAMON, Sheryl BECKER seated on the lap of Norma G.
My name is Sharon R. Becker.
My mother's grandparents were Fred B. and
Luella (Young) Bramon who farmed northeast of Delphos in Ringgold County.
Their oldest daughter was Pearle V. Bramon who married Homer L. Foland of
Grand River in Decatur County and became my mother's parents. Their only child, Norma, was born
on the Homer Foland farm northeast of Grand River, originally the Samuel and
Sarah Belle (Emley) Foland farm. Sam and Sarah were Homer's parents.
Norma has been involved with the family genealogy going back to pre-computer
days when she visited courthouses and cemeteries to obtain nuggets of
information. Her quest has taken her to every courthouse in the State of
Iowa, a remarkable feat I think.
I graduated from Grand Valley Community High School in Kellerton with the Class of 1970. Not going far from home, I
attended Graceland University, obtaining my B.A. in 1974. In 2005 I obtained my paralegal certification from
Des Moines Area Community College.
I am a member of American League of American Pen Women (Des Moines Branch) and
The Iowa Poetry Association. I am heavily involved with the GV Museum in Kellerton, formerly the Foland Country School
which was located northeast of Grand River on the ancestral farm at one time.
I enjoy photography and have shared a lot of my area photographs on this site. Hopefully
they are of interest!
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Sharon R. Becker