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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 6 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 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 (164)[Leave Message]
Gina Sammis
Emily Thomas
Thank you so much!
Added by Gina Sammis on Oct 27, 2016 10:06 AM
Cheri Johnson
Arthur G Winter
Thank you so much for the pic!

Added by Cheri Johnson on Oct 22, 2016 9:03 AM
V. Case Ford
35159914/ 141264015 Ruth and Clifford Wilson
Ron, Ruth has since died. Could you add a photo for her, please? Thanks, Val
Added by V. Case Ford on Oct 18, 2016 8:17 AM
Hardy Flanagan
Samuel T Tolston
Thanks so much for the transfer and thanks especially for first finding him and creating the memorial. Hardy
Added by Hardy Flanagan on Sep 16, 2016 4:56 AM
Eva Pippin Flowers
Margaret T. Sharp
Thank you for taking your time, effort, and resources to obtain the photo for Marjorie L. Sharp and put it on her site. It helped to figure out it wasn't who I was looking for. I have requested edits to match the photo. It is always satisfying to fill in another piece of the puzzle for someone to fill in their puzzle. I love your attitude about Find A Grave! Thanks for being willing to bless others, may you be blessed as well!
Added by Eva Pippin Flowers on Aug 28, 2016 4:15 AM
thanks for all you do
I just wanted to tell you that I loved reading your bio. Working to remember those passed before us and making a difference in people's lives. I don't think you have posted anyone in my family (at least to my knowledge as I have only been a member of Find A Grave for a little over a month), but enjoyed what you had to say.....
Added by SBBRBB on Jul 28, 2016 6:45 AM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Hugs of appreciation sent your way!
Thanks EVER so much for the transfers....YOU are the BESTest!
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Jul 25, 2016 7:02 PM
Daniel R. Earl
Ron - thanks for the transfers of so much of my family. I cotinue to find more in Santa Maria. I'm glad you've taken the time to record then!
Added by Daniel R. Earl on Jul 17, 2016 8:32 PM
Holly (Gallo Genes)
you are awesome
I read your bio and I applaud you and thank you
with your help I found lost loved family who after immigrating from Italy just lost touch
thank you so much
Added by Holly (Gallo Genes) on Jul 08, 2016 5:29 PM
Pam Peterson
Thank you
Thank you Ron for updating the picture for Dallas and Elizabeth Fevig and adding Elizabeth to the database. This is such a great resource and I appreciate all the work you and others have put into it.

Pam Peterson
Added by Pam Peterson on Jul 06, 2016 3:10 PM
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