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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 findagrave.com 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.
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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.
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SBBRBB
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
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Hugs of appreciation sent your way!
Thanks EVER so much for the transfers....YOU are the BESTest!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Jul 25, 2016 7:02 PM
Sheree' Belanger
Crystola Butz
Hello,
I am not related to Crystola Butz but I do know that she is buried in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado next to some of my relatives in Evergreen Cemetery. Her date of death is 1/11/1976 per her headstone and her date of birth is 12/25/1899. I hope this helps family members.

Thank you,
Sheree' Belanger
Added by Sheree' Belanger on Jul 19, 2016 9:20 AM
Daniel R. Earl
Thanks
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!
Daniel
Added by Daniel R. Earl on Jul 17, 2016 8:32 PM
cgm2519
You ARE a good man!
Thanks for sharing as you do. Greatly appreciate your work.
Added by cgm2519 on Jul 17, 2016 4:01 PM
GrammieK
Ensign John Charles England
Hello, Ron...wondered if you were aware of this latest piece about Ensign England...his remains have been identified from a mass grave and he will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs August 13. Read more here: http://katu.com/news/local/decades-after-pearl-harbor-family-learns-heros-remains-not-lost-at-sea

Kay
Added by GrammieK on Jul 15, 2016 1:54 PM
Janis Neff
Spouse of Cleo P Moore FAG #74366531
Mr West, Thank you for the long hours you spend on adding to Find A Grave. The spouse of Cleo P Moore #74366531 is not listed along with him in Arroyo Grande cemetary. Ruby L Moore. I have added her and made family links. If you find she is not buried with her husband. please correct me. She was my father's cousin.
Added by Janis Neff on Jul 14, 2016 1:12 PM
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 Gallo Genes on Jul 08, 2016 5:29 PM
Valerie Shepard
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Ron,
Thank you so very much for taking and posting the picture of Velma T. Powell's headstone. This means so very much to us.
Thank you again for all you do.
Val
Added by Valerie Shepard on Jul 06, 2016 11:55 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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