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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 8 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 (375)[Leave Message]
Aldon Badon
Thank you for the transfer! Have a nice day.
Added by A.Badon on Jan 29, 2015 8:34 PM
Aldon Wylie Badon memorial
I'd like to request a transfer; he is a close relative. Thank you for your consideration. Have a nice day.
Added by A.Badon on Jan 29, 2015 12:02 AM
Karen Judith Hildy & Rick Conely
Mrs Ida Belle Robinson Krauter
An awesome photo. Thank you so very much.
Added by Karen Judith Hildy & Rick... on Jan 28, 2015 10:43 PM
Albert Morgan
Thanks Again
Ron, thanks again for taking the tie to photograph Eva Dixon's marker. She was the wife of the Thomas Dixon that you photographed for me.
Added by Albert Morgan on Jan 27, 2015 8:06 PM
Albert Morgan
Ron, Thanks for taking the time to photograph Tomas Dixon SR' marker
Added by Albert Morgan on Jan 27, 2015 8:02 PM
Curtis Kohl
John & Jean Kohl Headstone Photo
Thank you for responding to my request and getting the picture up of my Grandparents headstones. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Curtis Kohl on Jan 27, 2015 7:44 PM
Tom Pottenger
Mary E Pottenger at Memorial Gardens Cem & Mausoleum
Thanks so much for taking a photo of the cover plate for her resting place. May I ask if you noted any other Pottenger names near her?

Added by Tom Pottenger on Jan 26, 2015 9:43 PM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Alvin M Yost
Thank you for this wonderful photo. Your help is much appreciated.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Jan 26, 2015 7:52 PM
Clyde Landrus Vandel
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Clyde's tombstone. The photo's were very clear and much appreciated. You are awesome!!
Added by Nancy on Jan 26, 2015 7:31 PM
Edward Liddle 34989972
You put up a great headstone picture on Edward Liddle (34989972) Unfortunately, it is on the wrong Edward Liddle. It is the headstone of Edward Bloomfield Liddle (3498997) and his wife Louise M. I'm assuming the infant is their son, but I don't know that. I did request Edward Bloomfield Liddle and Louise Mix be linked.
Added by DKMac on Jan 26, 2015 6:12 PM
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