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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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Ryan D. Curtis
Re: Christensen transfers
Thank you for the transfers! It is very much appreciated.
Added by Ryan D. Curtis on Oct 11, 2015 9:39 AM
Ramona Woodrum
Rewarding work
I am at my happiest when I know I am helping others find their loved ones.It is like tethering the past with the future There is such a great accomplishment when you can bring ancestors closer by finding their loved ones resting place. My plan is to start out 10 mile radius from my home and search cemeteries for people who might not be able to drive the distance, After I have exhausted all the cemeteries around here then my plan is to widen my search. I look forward in helpin all that want to find the finally resting place of their loved one.
I any one needs help researching their geaology please contact me.
Added by Ramona Woodrum on Oct 08, 2015 9:56 PM
Joyce Pitt
Thank you for the transfer of Joyce. I appreciate it very much
Added by cjgriffith on Oct 08, 2015 5:51 PM
Ann Ervin
TC Wilton
Thank you Ron! Perfect picture.
Added by Ann Ervin on Oct 06, 2015 9:28 AM
Terry Lester
emil a. zahn
Ron, I was just doing some research on the Zahn family and you have Emil Zahn being buried at Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau.
I found through someone that he was buried at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Gardenia, N.D. Someone is wrong here, can your verify your thoughts on this.
Added by Terry Lester on Oct 03, 2015 11:44 AM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Bagby family memorials !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Sep 30, 2015 8:53 AM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
Hi Ron
Thanks so much for the transfers - you are always so willing to help and I really appreciate it!
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Sep 29, 2015 5:59 AM
Pearl Sprague
Thanks so much for your time and effort for going out and taking a photo of Pearl's grave. Your time is much appreciated.
Added by ctcollector on Sep 23, 2015 8:34 PM
Amel Sprague
Thanks so much for your time and effort for going out and taking a photo of Amel's grave. Your time is much appreciated.
Added by ctcollector on Sep 23, 2015 8:33 PM
Don DeWitt
Phyllis M Lutz Simmons
THanks so much for your efforts!

Added by Don DeWitt on Sep 23, 2015 7:57 PM
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