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Ron West (#47389384)
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Bio Photo I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west.

For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave, for you. No one should be forgotten! We may not all be rich, or famous, or powerful, or have invented great things but we all made a difference in some way and we deserve to be remembered for the differences we've made. If just by creating a memorial page, I feel that I have done something to remember that person and that they did live and that they did matter.

The information on the memorials that I have created is only as good as the information I had to work with from the beginning. I am sure that there are many mistakes and I will correct every one that I can but if fellow contributor finds something wrong that still needs to be corrected, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Transfers: If you are interested, just ask! I am not hung up on the policies, all that is important to me is that you are better able to add to the memorial than I am. You don't have to be directly related, just willing and able to make the page better.

Photos: There is no need to ask permission to use the photos that I post unless it is to be for commercial purposes. I take these photographs for you so please, use them as you need to. All that I ask is that you source and credit them properly.

To all the Find a Grave photographers out there: if you have a picture to post that is better than one that I have posted, please do and then let me know. If I agree, I will gladly remove mine in order to avoid cluttering up the memorial page.

Someday I know I'll have my own headstone and if I am lucky enough, this is the epitaph that will be on it: (I didn't write it, but I'll be happy to use it)

The Measure of a Man

Not "How did he die?"
But, "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But, "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But, "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"

But, at the end of the day, if all my headstone reads is "He was a good man" then, I will be happy with that too!

If you're still reading, maybe you'd like to stop by and say Hi! to some very special friends. They are missed everyday! Belle, Sophie and Casey.

I found some great information on how to take a picture of a headstone. I am passing this site along because I feel that a good, clear picture is always what the viewer wants. Not something that is just good enough. The site is How To Get Great Photos For Find a Grave.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Messages left for Ron West (243)[Leave Message]
Marshall Clow
Thanks for the TURNER pic!
Added by Marshall Clow on May 27, 2016 3:25 PM
Rebeccah Burnette
RE: Photo Request
Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
Added by Rebeccah Burnette on May 24, 2016 7:35 PM
Mary Christensen
Myrtle Farling and Jesse Farling
Hello writing to ask you if there is any way you can take a picture of the tombstones for me. I would appreciate it so much. Are you in the Omaha, Nebraska area?
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Plot: Sec. 5-Lot 202-Grave 5 (Jesse Farling)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Plot: Section 5 - Lot 202 - Grave 1 (Myrtle Farling)
Myrtle is my great - great grandmother. I am unfortunately in California or I would go there myself. I see no birth or death date info on her.
I hope to hear from you Ron. Thank you for all you do.
Myrtle Davis is her birth name.
Added by Mary Christensen on May 24, 2016 7:16 PM
Alan Eugene Koch
Clara Moore
Dear Ron,

Thanks so very much for transferring Clara to our account.

The Moore family is an important part of my wife's ancestry.

Best regards,
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on May 23, 2016 9:41 AM
Cora Wysinger-Crenshaw
Samuel A Folsom
I appreciate you taking the time to find the gravesite of my relative. Thank you for the flowers marking his gravesite. I truly am grateful for your time and efforts. Thank you!!
Added by Cora Wysinger-Crenshaw on May 18, 2016 3:18 PM
Cora Wysinger-Crenshaw
Samuel A Folsom
Thank you for letting me know that there is no headstone on my relatives gravesite. I appreciate the picture and the flowers marking the site. Thanks again. Cora Wysinger Crenshaw
Added by Cora Wysinger-Crenshaw on May 18, 2016 3:08 PM
Jack Greer
Thank you
I want to extend my sincere gratitude for the work you did in discovering the grave site of my Great Grandfather!

Thank you so much!
Added by Jack Greer on May 17, 2016 1:54 PM
Gary Beuschel
Meta Schroeder
Dear Ron,

Thank you for photographing the location of her burial. It's a shame there's no headstone, but your festive flower and her printed name are much appreciated.


Added by Gary Beuschel on May 16, 2016 2:18 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much Ron for your efforts! It is much appreciated!
Added by Brooke on May 16, 2016 1:38 PM
Judy Mannenbach
Robert Gale Photo
Hi Ron,
Thanks so much for finding and photographing Robert's burial location. It looks like it was quite a bit of work.
Added by Judy Mannenbach on May 16, 2016 8:20 AM
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