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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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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
Helen Nichols Murphy Battleson
Frederick William Watson Maxim
Hi Ron,

I am hoping that you would be willing to transfer my fiancÚ's great grandfather to our care, so we can add the family members to his memorial. Since most of the family were in Downey, I was having trouble finding his gravesite, Thank You so much!

Added by Helen Nichols Murphy Bat... on Jul 23, 2016 5:39 PM
Thank you
Thank you for posting a photo of Jeanette Plumlee's marker
Added by k.j.ball on Jul 22, 2016 12:10 AM
Olivia Ide
Found that on GenealogyBank . . . but it is not a copy of the original paper, just the transcription.
Added by Airrow on Jul 21, 2016 4:15 PM
Sheree' Belanger
Crystola Butz
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
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
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
Irma Grant and William C Wilder
Thank you Mr. West!!!
Added by Debbie on Jul 15, 2016 7:48 PM
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:

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
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