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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 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

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Linda K.
Evergreen Cemetery - Wilbur Christian
Hello Ron,

I was very pleased and surprised to find a picture of my Grandpa Christian's headstone. I did not know one was ever placed. Family members told me they would never place one. I checked for my Grandma Susie Christian and did not see a picture for her. Perhaps she still does not have a stone. I added both her information and Grandpa Christian's as well! Both were listed as unknown!

I appreciate your work very much!

Thank you,

Linda K.
Added by Linda K. on Jul 28, 2014 3:36 PM
Alan Whiteman
Marianne Carlson
Hello Ron.

Can you make up a memorial entry for Marianne Carlson 1944 - 13 Aug 2002 interned at

Conejo Mountain Cemetery,
San Miguel Urn Garden, Lot 428, Space E-1

Alan Whiteman
Added by Alan Whiteman on Jul 28, 2014 1:17 PM
The Meurys
Thank you for these memorial headstone photos for the Meury family. Much appreciated.
Added by granscrap on Jul 28, 2014 1:10 PM
The Berrys
Lovely memorial photos for the Berrys. Thank you so much for your contribution.
Added by granscrap on Jul 28, 2014 1:08 PM
Cathy Dayton
Rebecca Butler #100206234
Hi Ron!! I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer the memorial for Rebecca Butler to me? She belongs to my Gage family. My contributor# 47255520. Thanks!! Cathy :)

Added by Cathy Dayton on Jul 27, 2014 6:34 PM
Keitha Jenkins Kirk
Colwell Family edits
Ron, I do apologize. I just realized I have sent you a great deal of edits on the Colwell family. It wasn't my intention. I am "filling in the blanks" sort of speaking and I am just trotting along with them. I do not expect you to take care of all of them at once. Thank you for all that you have put on FindAGrave.

Keitha Kirk
Added by Keitha Jenkins Kirk on Jul 26, 2014 8:39 PM
Karen A.
Cash R. Arnold, New York
Rec'd your note. Wrote again from yahoo mail. It bounced also. Wife of Cash was Zona Neher (have not found her burial yet). Her parents, George Neher 20912033 and Rachel Estep Neher 61856458 both bur. Kosciusko Co. IN. I have some details for Cash listed on George's site.

Second wife of George was my great-aunt (sister of William Gregg whose photo you posted for me in Memorial Gardens, Colo. Springs. 3 yrs. ago.)
Amazing coincidence.
Added by Karen A. on Jul 26, 2014 4:22 PM
Karen A.
Cash R. Arnold 118610346
Hello Ron,
I have some extra details for him and have tried 4 e-mails to your address, all of which bounced because they think it is spam, no matter how I reword the message. I removed the name "Cash" as well as links within the message. Still no luck. Please contact me. Thanks.
Added by Karen A. on Jul 24, 2014 5:07 PM
Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
Mike R. Workman
Thank you so very much for getting that photo for me!! Abundant blessings!!
Added by Kathy (McPhaul) Cather on Jul 21, 2014 9:58 PM
Eunice, Harry T. & Harry F. Jones' pics
I just want to thank you so much for taking the pics of the Jones' headstones in the Masonic cemetery in Trinidad. They are awesome!!
~ Jennie
Added by Jennie on Jul 18, 2014 6:42 PM
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