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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 24 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.

Why do I do Find a Grave? 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 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 some very special friends. They are missed everyday! Belle, Sophie and Casey.

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 Find a Grave.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Messages left for Ron West (206)[Leave Message]
Kim Jamison
Hello Ron,
Would you consider transferring memorial #74134224 to me. Kim was a high school friend in Morro Bay and his sister was my best friend.
Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave!
Added by DeAnne on Oct 13, 2017 10:27 PM
Carol Ann Ketler
I very much appreciate your thoughtful consideration to transfer Carol's memorial to me to further manager even through she is not my direct relative. I have information to add to her memorial for she is the mother of my nephews wife. Thank you.

Added by BLV on Oct 13, 2017 12:24 PM
Big Ern
Grace Strahorn
Thank you so much for the transfer. I appreciate it!
Added by Big Ern on Oct 13, 2017 2:10 AM
Roger Newman
Could you transfer #100205893 to me? This is my great great grandmother. Thanks. Roger
Added by Roger Newman on Oct 11, 2017 10:25 AM
Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
Tranfer of Charles Roberts memorial #95971139
Mr. Ron West: Thank you for transferring this memorial to us. I have a Virginia (now West Virginia) Roberts line and may be related to this family. All kind thoughts and best wishes! Gerald Thompson
Added by Gerald & Martha M. Thom... on Oct 10, 2017 2:45 PM
Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
Charles R. Roberts
We are researching this family and will be able to connect him to other family members. Thank you for your work on Findagrave.
Added by Gerald & Martha M. Thom... on Oct 06, 2017 6:16 PM
Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
Charles R. Roberts
Thank you for the transfer of the memorial of Charles R. Roberts.
Added by Gerald & Martha M. Thom... on Oct 06, 2017 6:13 PM
Thank you for the transfer of Mayme Zaring and for your wonderful work on Find A Grave.
Added by Melissa on Oct 01, 2017 9:07 PM
Vergie Casteel
Thank you for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Betsy on Sep 28, 2017 9:52 PM
DeEnna Lawson
Homer Lawson M.D.
Thank you so much for taking a photo of Dr. Lawson's Grave. I'm researching the Lawsons and it is much appreciated to have a photo.
Bright Blessings
Added by DeEnna Lawson on Sep 21, 2017 10:54 PM
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