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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.

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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Added by JUDY WHISLER on Aug 22, 2017 1:22 PM
Shawn P. Baines
Could it be possible to add the date of birth and death to his grave. You have 1966 and he was born and died 11 September 1966. He is in the Cayucos grave yard. Thanks, Sue B. Baines Wood, his mother.
Added by Sue on Aug 19, 2017 2:53 PM
Merrill Clan
Thank you so much for the transfers!
Added by chvvictoria on Aug 10, 2017 11:27 AM
Many thanks!
Thank you for transferring my grandmother's memorial to me and thank you for all that you do!
Added by Dona on Aug 08, 2017 1:41 PM
Bernard Johnson
Eichelberger at Santa Barbara
Hi Ron. Am wondering why the location you give on memorial for Margaret Eichelberger 90318226 is different from the location given at the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society cemetery records website??

Also wondering why there are so many unfulfilled requests at Santa Barbara Cemetery. They used to be picked up so quickly. Thanks.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Aug 06, 2017 8:16 PM
K. Medved
Andrew Diamond #101096339
Hi Ron, I sent you some SAC for this person but now I'm not sure this is the right person. Maybe you can see what you think. Thanks, Kay
Added by K. Medved on Aug 04, 2017 7:16 PM
Henry Webber
Rachelle Nestved
Thanks so much for letting me know. I try to be careful and check so want make duplicate but still do. I have deleted mine. Thanks again so much for letting me know. Henry
Added by Henry Webber on Jul 21, 2017 10:22 PM
Sgt Peter S Segundo
Hi Ron,
Thank you very much for your willingness in allowing me to take care of this Marine memorial.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Jul 18, 2017 10:25 AM
Schulze gmemorials
Many thanks for posting the William and Adela Schulze memorials. Their daughter, Hertha Schulze (born 1892) died 24 May 1939. Her funeral announcement in the San Luis Obispo Telegram indicates she was cremated. Her funeral was at the Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. Do you have any records which show that her ashes were interred in San Luis Cemetery where her parents and sibling are buried? If not, do you think it would appropriate for me to create a memorial for her in that cemetery for her and link her to her parents? Thanks again.
Added by NHagen on Jun 29, 2017 11:22 AM
LaDana Riddle Knupp
John & Mary Etta Kimbrough
Thank you for posting the pictures of the Kimbrough stones. My great Uncle and Aunt.
Added by LaDana Riddle Knupp on Jun 27, 2017 6:17 PM
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