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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 10 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 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 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Messages left for Ron West (186)[Leave Message]
Donna White
re: Darwin and Frances Babbitt
Hi Ron, thank you so much for finding and taking grave photos for Darwin and Frances Babbitt's memorials. I appreciate your hard work! donna
Added by Donna White on Jun 03, 2015 6:26 AM
Theodore Montoya
Thank you so much for the photo.
Added by Rosalie on Jun 02, 2015 7:38 PM
Carol Blake
Clarissa Beebe Owen
I think the grave marker or record says she died in 1894 not 1844.

She was born in 1809 and died at 85 thus making the year 1894

I'm sure the markers are worn and HARD to read but I think that is the right year.

Thanks for the hard work you do to make this information available to all of us!

Carol Parker Blake
Added by Carol Blake on May 31, 2015 8:11 PM
thank you
Thank you so much for the transfer of Marjorie Wall and again for all your work on Find A Grave. Enjoy this day! Terry
Added by Terry on May 30, 2015 6:01 AM
Thank you very much for the transfer of Robert Ouellette. And again, thank you for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Sarah on May 29, 2015 1:35 PM
Thank you so very much!
Thank you for the transfer of LeRoy George "Roy" Masek. I appreciate your kindness and all you do for all of us who are unable to be in Colorado Springs.
All the best - Jo
Added by Jo on May 29, 2015 11:29 AM
Sue Lapp
the transfer for Mable is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on May 27, 2015 9:11 PM
Harley Pipkin
RE: Aileen Reis Crum
Thanks for the response. I've been working on the Family Trees for several years but never got to gathering information from Find a Grave until recently. I appreciate you and others' efforts to enter information on Cemeteries and grave sites. Thanks
Harley Pipkin, Jr
Added by Harley Pipkin on May 27, 2015 2:36 PM
Steve Dale
Thank you for transferring Elmas Tafejian to me. The Cartozian family appreciates it! She will be well cared for!! Thanks again!

Added by Steve Dale on May 26, 2015 4:43 PM
Marjorie Wall #96251204
Hello Ron,
Marjorie is my husband's favorite aunt. I wonder if you would transfer her findagrave page to me. My contributor number is 47479272.
Thank you so much for all the work you do for this site. If I ever get to "retire" I hope to do a lot more.
Terry Smelcer
Added by Terry on May 26, 2015 4:25 PM
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