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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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Messages left for Ron West (192)[Leave Message]
Ginny Lesak Jakoubek
Anna Franckova Domabyl
Thank you for the transfer and for all you do!! It is appreciated!!
Added by Ginny Lesak Jakoubek on Feb 20, 2017 8:53 AM
Lacey Clifton
Alfred Utting
I went to Paso Robles District Cemetery today. I searched the stated plot or section and could not find the grave
Details: In 186, there is no isle "A" so I walked through all of section 186 and checked isle A in nearby 187 and 185 but no Uttings were there. Please contact the office for better information (feel free to tell them what I just told you). I'll go back for you once they can give better info.
Added by Lacey Clifton on Feb 19, 2017 2:03 PM
Stanley Lopp
Thank you for the transfer of Stanley's memorial page. I appreciate it very much!
Added by Becky on Feb 19, 2017 9:45 AM
Johnnie Zollinger

Hi Ron,

Thanks so much for the transfer of Charles Lee Williams. Thanks for all the work you do for Find A Grave!!

Johnnie Zollinger
Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Feb 19, 2017 8:48 AM
Dan Stevenson
Charles Marcus Stevenson
Dear Ron,

Thanks so much for the kind transfer of Find A Grave memorial for Charles Marcus Stevenson. I have updated the memorial.

Dan Stevenson
San Diego, California
Added by Dan Stevenson on Feb 19, 2017 7:17 AM
Nancy Solt
I have added this newspaper obit for James...Hope that is ok. He was my 2nd Cousin on his mother's 'ODOM' family.

Nancy Craig Solt
Added by Nancy Solt on Feb 19, 2017 3:41 AM
Hazel Frances Beckwith
This is not the wife of Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith. His wife was Hazel Hannah Holland who died 27 Apr 1964 in Washington, DC. I found her obituary.

Mary Lourcey Jones

Added by jaxjonesing on Feb 18, 2017 4:09 PM
Andrew Currie
Denver Old Ladies Home
Thank you for taking the time to create a entry for Mrs. Janet Fettes, who died in the Home. If you hadn't done that, I never would have found a death record for her. Know that your efforts have been a blessing to one more person!
Andrew Currie, Utah
Added by Andrew Currie on Feb 18, 2017 10:20 AM
RE: Josephus Chase
Thanks so much. Marie
Added by mw on Feb 13, 2017 2:57 PM
Sharon Wallen
Olen Selby
Thank you so much for Olen's picture! I truly appreciate it!!
Added by Sharon Wallen on Feb 08, 2017 4:37 AM
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