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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 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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Steve Burton
photo for Lewis Traver
I am a volunteer like you. The owner of this cemetery promises to call the police on any Find A Grave volunteer.
You can always request again, but I promise you that the photo(s) you seek can be easily and quickly and reliably procured another way.
There has been great success with the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. They completed exhaustive photographing of headstones at San Luis Cemetery in the past 5 years, and they will share them with you.
You can email a request for a photo of the headstone(s) you are looking for, by doing the following, and they will respond promptly:
Address your email to
Put in the subject line
San Luis Cemetery Headstone photo

Give them the name and birth and death dates, or as much as you know.
Ask them to send a picture of the headstone, and tell them how you are related or what your interest is in this person.
They will appreciate that. This information may only be used in genealogical research.
They will email you within a day or two with an attached photo(s), if it exists.
I will ask that your request be removed (so others arenít discouraged), now that you have a very reliable and quick way to achieve your goal. If there is any problem, please let me know.
As a reference here is the website for the index for all the burials and headstones at San Luis Cemetery through 2010.
Best wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Feb 28, 2015 6:14 PM
Bob & Sandi Hamilton
Horace & Fern Folkland
Thanks Ron for transferring Horace and his wife Fern Folkland over to me.

Added by Bob & Sandi Hamilton on Feb 25, 2015 8:55 AM
Patricia Cole(Gerlock)
Effie May Smith Daniel Payne
I already have a memorial for her that I did May 2009. Her granddaughter had sent me an e-mail, the granddaughter's name is Dorothy Rediker and she is from Tucson, AZ.. Anyway she said that there were two memorials for her grandmother, so I went back and deleted the name of Daniel and just made it Payne. So, if you could delete your memorial for Effie Payne it would be appreciated.
Added by Patricia Cole(Gerlock) on Feb 24, 2015 9:56 PM
Joseph R. Klett
WOW--you're fast!
Thanks so much for the transfer, Ron. All the best to you. (I've asked for the duplicate of this one to be deleted, fyi.) -Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Feb 24, 2015 7:26 AM
Pattie Ford
Wilmar & Bernadine King
Thank you so much Ron for the transfers, your the best!!

have a great day!
Added by Pattie Ford on Feb 22, 2015 10:47 PM
Sandy Gage
GeorgeHenry Mais
Roy~ Thank you for your photo of the grave location for George Henry Mais even though he doesn't have a headstone I at least know that this cemetery is his resting place.
Sandy Gage
Added by Sandy Gage on Feb 22, 2015 4:11 PM
Genetic Tracer
Thank you for the transfers, best wishes
Added by Genetic Tracer on Feb 22, 2015 12:28 PM
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by DO1 on Feb 21, 2015 10:54 AM
Re: Goudy
Thank you so much for the photo I really appreciate it!!!

Added by melanie on Feb 21, 2015 6:53 AM
Linda Dickey Ausmus
William and Annie Straub
I want to thank you for our family for taking photos of the marker for William and Annie Straub. We appreciate your help.
Added by Linda Dickey Ausmus on Feb 20, 2015 12:56 PM
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