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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 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 findagrave.com 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 eight years 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.

Here is something that a couple of friends and I recently did, a podcast concerning our views of a cemetery. If you would like to listen, you can find it here: Graveyard Gazette

Thanks!
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Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another huge thank you!
Hello again Ron,
Rarely am I at a lose for words...but, I am...I don't know how to thank you enough for the transfers of:
Leonard Beamer # 73433056
and his wife
Margaret Helen Miller Beamer # 73433055
They are "reunited" again
With deep appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Sep 13, 2014 2:55 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another transfer, another big thank you!
Hello again Ron,
You are the best...
Thank you so much for consistently following through on my attempts to "reunite" my family.
With the help of the most recent transfer of:
Delana Ellen Nuckolls Wages # 95539957
I have been able to connect her to her parents, seven siblings, 2 husbands and one child.
With appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Sep 13, 2014 11:35 AM
Margo Reasner
Frank Reasner
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Margo Reasner on Sep 13, 2014 10:24 AM
Heather
Thank you
Thank you for the photos and the updates.
Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Sep 10, 2014 11:38 PM
Cindy Coffell
Giusto
Thank you for the transfers of Betty and James. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Sep 10, 2014 3:02 AM
Darla Kelly
Charlene L. Deitz
Charlene L. Deitz is in Find A Grave under Charlene L. Geist, 1920=1996, buried with first husband Leslie Geist, Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO
Hope this helps!
Darla Kelly
Added by Darla Kelly on Sep 08, 2014 7:13 AM
Heather
76760536
Thank you for all the hard work. I have a question about William J. His is wife there as well? (Louise Markham Finch Marshall) She died in 2005.
Thanks for your time and trouble.
Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Sep 07, 2014 4:24 PM
Julie
Photos
I guess I haven't looked for my Dad for a while but missing him today I looked again and found his grave. (I'm afraid I haven't been able to get back there since the funeral.) Thank you so much for taking and posting the photo! Thank you for all the effort you put into Find A Grave; it means a lot to a LOT of people!
Added by Julie on Sep 07, 2014 9:23 AM
Dorese Morgan
John R. Dykes
Hi
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me.

Dorese Morgan
Added by Dorese Morgan on Sep 01, 2014 11:11 PM
Fran Denny
Guy Jerry Denny
I appreciate the new, better photo that you produced for his gravesite. Thank you, I just noticed it. The previous one was taken by someone who also had a child with her and took his picture along with the memorial.
Added by Fran Denny on Sep 01, 2014 12:36 PM
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