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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 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Warren Stahmer
Willard A Nave
Ron, You have solved a 20 year search for my Grandfather on my mothers side by locating the grave site and date and place of death for Willard A Nave. Thank you ever so much. You are really doing a public service for so many people.
Warren L Stahmer
Added by Warren Stahmer on Mar 24, 2015 1:35 PM
Roger Engelken
Photo Request
Thank you very much for the photo of William Teter's grave at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. It is much appreciated.
Added by Roger Engelken on Mar 24, 2015 10:59 AM
Terry Chaffee
eliza mcallister feliz
well, i shoulda looked before i said i didn't know where joseph/josef silvano feliz was buried.....

right next to her...... sorry

rough day......

thanks, tc
Added by Terry Chaffee on Mar 23, 2015 7:41 PM
Genealogy Liz
Thank you for the Swinney, Block, Kurtz, and Eppel transfers. Frankly I had forgotten that I had requested these and it's taken several hours to backtrack to the ancestors from whom they descend. Now, if someone gets lucky, they can trace their ancestor over 6 generations.
Added by Genealogy Liz on Mar 23, 2015 6:55 PM
Helen Butler
Florence Irwin Smith
Thank you so much for placing my grand aunt on "Find A Grave". So many of my relatives & ancestors were from Vermont, up state New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and mostly Massachusetts. I live in California. Sometimes it hard to get the information I need. Thank you for transferring her grave to me. When I find all her siblings and where her father is buried, I will be able to attach her to them. Thank you again for all you have done and all that you are doing. You are a very giving and generous person. Sincerely, Helen Irwin Butler.
Added by Helen Butler on Mar 23, 2015 2:02 PM
Linda Christensen
Thank you!
Thank you for the photos. I really appreciate them. Thanks again!
Added by Linda Christensen on Mar 23, 2015 12:29 PM
Gene Osteen
Thank you for picture.

Thank's for taking the photo of Carrie Green for me. I am in the process of documenting all of the burial sites of our family and because of generous people like you I will be able to preserve our families memories.

Added by Gene Osteen on Mar 23, 2015 10:55 AM
E McPherson
Barton and young Sarilda McPherson
Thank you for the transfers, Ron. I'll keep working on them and hope it pleases you. I appreciate your "FAQ"
Added by E McPherson on Mar 23, 2015 2:58 AM
David Anthony Taylor
thanks a ton
Thank you for the transfer of my family member

Added by David Anthony Taylor on Mar 23, 2015 12:55 AM
Matt Newman
Thank You
Thanks for taking the time to photograph the tombstones of John F. Krout (95117323) and wife Ella (96936370).
Added by Matt Newman on Mar 22, 2015 10:11 PM
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