15 July 2015

Grave of Lorene Yarnell Jansson (Sandar Church and Cemetery, Sandefjord, Norway, Part III)

I was pleased to receive several comments to my articles about Sandar Church and Cemetery, Sandefjord, Norway (part I and part II), of 2010, both in the message field and by e-mail. Earlier this year I received among others a request to take a photo of the grave of the California-born mime dancer and Muppet Show particpant Lorene Yarnell Jansson (1944-2010) and publish it at Findagrave.com, a website dovoted to graves and cemeteries all over the world. According to its FAQ, its mission "is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience".

Earlier this month I finally got the time and opportunity to visit Sandar kirkegård (churchyard/cemetery) again, and last Sunday I published two photos on the said website.

Yarnell married the Norwegian Bjørn Jansson - her fourth husband - and in early 1998 moved with him to his hometown Sandefjord. She died there of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm in 2010. I must admit that I had never heard about her before, but at least the local newspaper Sandefjords Blad knew about her claim of fame, as it made a portrait interview with her and also covered her death. For more details, see the Wikipedia article.

1 comment:

  1. Will you please take pictures of Emil Stang, Frederik Stang, Anne Brown, Jens Kristian Meinich Bratlie, George Francis Hagerup, Camilla Wegerland Collett, Marcus Gjoe Rosenkrantz, Christian Homann Schweigaard, Christian August Selmer, Johannes Wilhelm Christian Steen, and Frederik Gottschalk Haxthausen Due's headstones at Var Frelsers Gravlund (Cemetery of Our Saviour) so it can be on their Find A Grave memorial pages? They are not on there yet.