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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 4 years, 26 days
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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 all may not be rich, 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 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 added 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 and 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:

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 very special friend. I lost her some time ago but she is still missed everyday, Belle West.

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 FindAGrave.

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Messages left for Ron West (331)[Leave Message]
Pat Forsyth
9457781 transfer
Thank you so much for the quick response and transfer of M. Monzelle Isensee. It's nice to be able to link her with her other family members. Regards, Pat Forsyth
Added by Pat Forsyth on Dec 17, 2014 7:09 PM
Valice Raffi
Tommy Reed
Thanks for making the links for him. He's not related.
Added by Valice Raffi on Dec 14, 2014 10:25 AM
Juanita Ruebke Spitzenberger
Heinrich Carl Ruebke
Thank you for adding my grandfather's Birth Name to his FA G memorial page.

Have a great weekend,

Juanita Ruebke Spitzenberger
Added by Juanita Ruebke Spitzenbe... on Dec 13, 2014 10:23 AM
Dale and Ida Houston
Have I thanked you for posting Dale and Ida's marker at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver? Much appreciated.
Added by Joan on Dec 08, 2014 9:53 PM
Peggy Morgan
Photo for Robert Kennedy
Thank you so much for the photos. I appreciate your time and effort to provide these photos!

P. L. Morgan
Added by Peggy Morgan on Dec 07, 2014 1:15 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Lewis and Ollie Schmidt
Thanks so much for your speedy work getting these pictures for me.
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Dec 06, 2014 6:51 PM
Jane Gerrish Waddell
Charles Bopp #8579926 & Elva Bopp #85799266
Ron -
Thank you so much for taking and posting the pictures of Charles and Elva Bopp. I was pretty sure that Elva was his wife, but not certain. The joint stone confirms it. It is so gratifying to know there are volunteers across the country willing to help others in their search for family connections.
Added by Jane Gerrish Waddell on Dec 05, 2014 7:01 PM
Tom Kruse
Thank you for the photos
Thank you for fulfilling my requests for Sam and Jessie Adair in Colorado Springs.
Added by Tom Kruse on Dec 05, 2014 6:17 PM
Willa Wiley

Thank you for the transfer of my husbands grandparents. You have done a tremendous amount of work on the Santa Maria Cemetery inhabitants. Your work will help generations to come. Thank you.

Added by Willa Wiley on Nov 20, 2014 3:50 PM
Sandra Shaw Branz
Hawton Family
Once again thank you for taking headstone photos of my ancestors at the Masonic Cemetery. I can't help but be impressed with your quick response and great photos. As always I give you credit when using the pictures on my family tree. Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Nov 20, 2014 10:00 AM
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