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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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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
J Edwards
Lydia Swaim Adams Bryan
Thank you so much for transferring her to me. I am thrilled to have found this memorial and have much to add. I'm grateful!
Jean (Oregon)
Added by J Edwards on Jun 26, 2017 12:07 PM
Barbara Miller
Memorial for John C Lopez
Good morning, Ron!
I am working on imputing photos I took in the Santa Maria Cemetery in California and I noticed that the memorial for this gentleman is a duplicate and also that someone else came in and added a photo for the wrong grave to this memorial. Just thought that you might want to delete the memorial altogether so that there is no confusion.
Added by Barbara Miller on Jun 26, 2017 9:47 AM
Linda J. Morris
Darleen Salmon 66797629
Ron, I hope you go back and take a look at the memorial you transfered to me. You will see why it was important to me. I can never thank you enough

Added by Linda J. Morris on Jun 26, 2017 9:39 AM
Cindy Coffell
Ellen Brandenburg
Thank you for the transfer of Ellen's memorial. I added a brief biography this morning. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jun 25, 2017 4:45 AM
DR John Smalley Adams
It appears there is the same Name in find a grave 3 times. Yours and two others all have the same dates, but different family information.
This can be confusing. I will leave it to you to sort as desired!
Here are the three Find a Grave numbers he can be found under:

Added by Dawn on May 24, 2017 3:06 PM
Gloria [Dawe] Bruce
RE: Percy Phillips - Eastonville Cemetery
Thank you so very much Ron for your efforts. I thought it might be long shot that Percy would have a headstone, considering his circumstances, he was young, single and no family in the area, but I thought it was worth a try. I do appreciate you checking on this for me and am very grateful. I can put this one to rest now knowing that at least an effort was made.

Thanks again,
Added by Gloria [Dawe] Bruce on May 17, 2017 4:33 AM
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