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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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Joe & Connie, and Mariah
# 84914891
Ron Duplicate .....The daughter has created a memorial and we have transferred the memorial we created for mother to daughter. Thought you might eliminate yours as well.
Added by Joe & Connie, and Mariah on Dec 01, 2016 10:19 AM
Steve Burton
Lopes transfer
Thanks a million, Ron. It means a lot. He'll have a fine memorial and I'll let you know, when we are mostly done.
Added by Steve Burton on Nov 29, 2016 7:11 PM
Lee White
Murray S Morgan - 74366594
Hi Ron,

You have created a duplicate memorial for Murray Spencer Morgan. His original memorial is 65283086 and was created six months before your memorial. Since yours has a picture attached to it and the original does not, could you please contact Find-A-Grave and have them merge your duplicate with the original?

Lee White
Added by Lee White on Nov 25, 2016 10:26 AM
RE: Osmond L Fugit
Thank you so much. I have all the census info, just no death dates.
Added by Kitty on Nov 10, 2016 11:18 AM
William Brown
Thank you, Ron, for the transfer! So appreciated.
Added by Sandra on Nov 09, 2016 6:49 PM
Francis Donohue
Good morning, Ron.

Thank you so very much for the transfer. Have a great week :)
Added by Cathey on Nov 08, 2016 7:27 AM
Thank you

Thank you very much for the picture of the grave marker for Levi Staley. It is greatly appreciated.

Debbie Sosna
Added by Deb61 on Nov 02, 2016 5:51 PM
squadron a association
Trooper Peter C Bryce
On behalf of the late veterans of Squadron A, we THANK YOU for your help and assistant.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Nov 02, 2016 10:18 AM
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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
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