W. Ruth West
June 28, 1918-Jan. 24, 2013
Submitted by Debbie Friant
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Wilma Ruth West, age 94, died of complications from pancreatic cancer on January 24, 2013. She lost her daughter, Kaye West, to cancer in April of 2012.
She is survived by her 3 grandchildren, Debbie Friant, Kari Lambert and Erik Wordal; her 9 great-grandchildren, David Black, Adam Yates, Christopher Lambert, Erik Lambert, Reidar Wordal, Brit Wordal, Elsie Wordal, Siri Wordal and Kjertsi Wordal; and her great-great grandchildren, Tyler Davis, Tigen Black and Micah Black.
Ruth lived a full and colorful life. She lived in Woodside from 1963-2005 as a loyal member of the community. She worked at the Woodside Library, was a room-mother for Woodside Elementary School, worked at the Stage Stop, worked for prominent families in the community as administrator of the home and was "Granny Goose" to countless young people as they grew up.
She was an avid artist, mostly painting in oil. In the last two years of her life, it was the one thing that brought her the most joy and helped her when she missed California.
Her love of life will be missed by all. Although 2 years ago she moved to Washington to be near her granddaughter, Debbie Friant, she never lost her love of Woodside and the many memories that living there gave her.
We love you gramma! May you rest in peace. Your memory will live forever.
Memorial services will be taking place graveside at Skylawn Memorial Park sometime in the month of March. If interested in attending please contact Debbie Friant at email@example.com
Ruthís great grandson, Adam Yates, will be moving to Ethiopia later this year to work with the Christian Health Service Corp. His wife, Michelle, is a physician and will be teaching physicians at Soddo Christian Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make a tax deductible donation to this organization. Ruth wanted to partner with them in support and would be so pleased with your support. To donate please go to https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=eb8d37 . You can learn more about her great-grandsonís plans by clicking on the link to his blog at the bottom of the page.