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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 FindAGrave.

Thanks for stopping by!

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# 70684362 Margaret Brookshire
This grave is a duplicate. Grace
Added by Grace on Nov 28, 2015 12:25 PM
# 70684364 Thomas J. Brookshire
Would you please transfer Thomas to me. #47245094.
Thank you so much. Grace
Added by Grace on Nov 28, 2015 11:53 AM
#70684361 Charles A. Brookshire
Would you please transfer his grave to me. #47245094
Thanks so much. Grace
Added by Grace on Nov 28, 2015 11:39 AM
William and Myrtle Goddall
Thanks so much for transferring William and Myrtle Goddall to me. Mike Gudall
Added by mgudall on Nov 28, 2015 10:29 AM
Joe Leong
Masahi Nakashimo, SSG, US Army
Left some pics on Doc Nakashimo's web site. lmk when you see them.
Added by Joe Leong on Nov 27, 2015 6:00 PM
Marie Kriner
Frank E Brown
Thank you Ron for transferring the grave site to me. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Marie Kriner on Nov 27, 2015 2:08 PM
Tracey Reed
Michael Reed Grave
Thank you Ron for uploading a picture of my son Michael Heath Reed's grave and memorial at the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. I recently started researching my ancestry and saw the photo on the Find A Grave website. I uploaded a current photo since my husband and I added a stone bench in the burial plot next to Michael. You are doing good work and we appreciate your effort.

Tracey and Steve Reed
Added by Tracey Reed on Nov 27, 2015 11:10 AM
Ron, thank you for taking the photo for Magdalin Dykstra. I really appreciate all that you do!
Added by Teresa on Nov 23, 2015 2:46 PM
Dolores Del Rio Purrington
Re:Del Rio's
Thank you so much!
Added by Dolores Del Rio Purringto... on Nov 22, 2015 10:00 PM
J Sayre
RE: Smith Archibald Sayre
Ron, I want to THANK you so much for fulfilling my picture request on Smith Sayre's headstone at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Like you I too love history, especially of the early west and the role the Santa Fe Trail played in westward migration. Smith was a big part of it with his founding of the Willow Springs (now Raton) forage station. Thanks for all you contributions! --J Sayre
Added by J Sayre on Nov 22, 2015 3:06 AM
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