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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 27 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]
Thank you for your kindness in transferring my cousins to my ID. I will be able to add add'l information and bios at my leisure.
Added by MiKester on Oct 19, 2014 8:56 AM
Tom Rodgers
Frank Webster Rodgers 72206339
Ron I was hopping you could transfer Franks account to me as I am his nephew. I have quite abit of information on him
Thank you
Tom Rodgers
Added by Tom Rodgers on Oct 18, 2014 6:37 PM
Jeff Venable
Thank You
Mr. West,
I have been researching my family history for the last 4 years. It seems like at every turn I run into another one of your photos. You have saved me a lot of time and effort. I really appreciate the work you have done. It is a gift I intend to pass on to my family.
Thank you so much,
Jeff Venable
Added by Jeff Venable on Oct 16, 2014 6:28 PM
Laura Hawkins
William St George
Thank you very much for the photo of William's burial location. It's possible that he didn't get a headstone as money was probably an issue. He was the father of 5 children, ages 6-16, at the time of his death.
Added by Laura Hawkins on Oct 16, 2014 12:58 PM
Brenda Ashford
Reba Pyle
Thanks for the transfer. I appreciate your creating this memorial page so that I could find the burial place of Reba.
Added by Brenda Ashford on Oct 15, 2014 4:00 AM
Memorial 94577630
Thank you once again Ron for memorial transfer this morn.. Hope your week is going well. Take care.
Added by Sheila on Oct 14, 2014 9:37 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another big thank you!
Hi there Ron,
I am running out of kind words for you. All I can say is you exemplify what this site is all about...discovery, notations and sharing.
Thank you friend, for the transfer of:
Willard Karl Peterson # 74371655
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 14, 2014 3:57 PM
RE: Wilson Parker Burns
Do not know anyone in Colorado. Related through his wife.
Added by Airrow on Oct 14, 2014 7:22 AM
Rene Larson
Mary Copeland
Thank you for attempting to find a headstone. I've added a "no marker" photo and welcome a photo of the specific space.
Added by Rene Larson on Oct 14, 2014 7:03 AM
RE: Albert Benedict Photo Request
Thank you for trying, I did find out Margaret went to Free Methodist church in Fountain, CO. so maybe she is buried there and not evergreen. I'm still doing research on them.
Added by Twoinmay on Oct 13, 2014 7:10 PM
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