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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 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. 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.
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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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Missy Andrews
Stella Bright Kinder
Hi Ron,

Stella Bright Kinder
#71551285

Her father is John Joseph Bright
#128005381

Can you connect these two?

Thank you,
Missy Andrews.
Added by Missy Andrews on Jul 03, 2015 9:57 PM
Laura Tully
Ralph Raymond Precord
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Laura Tully on Jul 01, 2015 11:40 AM
Pauline Hill
Walter Butler 83903322
Thank you for the photo
Added by Pauline Hill on Jul 01, 2015 10:28 AM
Anna Herrera
Jacob W Like
Thank YOU, Ron, for your time and consideration on my behalf! I appreciate the photo very much!!
Added by Anna Herrera on Jun 30, 2015 9:15 PM
Bob McLellan
RE: Alonzo Skinner
Thank you very much for the transfer of Alonzo.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 29, 2015 1:01 PM
Wes Parker
Transfer Request
Thanks a million Ron I really appreciate what you are doing......
Wes Parker
Added by Wes Parker on Jun 25, 2015 5:37 PM
Dan Ramey
Thank you
Thank you for taking the picture of J. Ramey grave. Appreciate your time.
Added by Dan Ramey on Jun 24, 2015 5:54 PM
Mary Firdawsi
Loulie Albee Mathews
Dear Ron,
Thanks for taking the time to photograph the grave of Loulie Albee Mathews. I appreciate your efforts.
Mary
Added by Mary Firdawsi on Jun 22, 2015 7:40 AM
Shirley Stewart Milford
Theda "Teddi" Meadows Tatum
Rod, Thank you for the photo for Theda "Teddi" Meadows Tatum in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum
in Colorado Springs. I do appreciate it and thank you for all the work you do for Find A Grave and for others.
Shirley
Added by Shirley Stewart Milford on Jun 20, 2015 3:15 PM
Sherri Sayers
Edgar and Grace Hancock
Thank you! Wonderful pics; means a lot to have nice quality pics that are easy to read. Bless you!
Added by Sherri Sayers on Jun 19, 2015 12:25 AM
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