|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1984|
William G. (Bill) West 57, a rancher and brand inspector of Grover, died October 3, 1964 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Funeral services were held October 6, 1984 in the Grover-Auburn LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop ValDee Kennington officiating. Burial was in the Afton Cemetery under the direction of Schwab Mortuary.
Bill was born March 6, 1927 in Afton, to Homer Woodson West and Mary Estella Corsi. He was raised on the ranch north of Grover, which has always been his home.
Bill attended grade school in Grover and the Star Valley High School in Afton. He worked in Cokeville for Bill Mau and A.R. Linford and helped with his father's sheep on the range. Bill worked fro the forest service installing telephone lines where everything had to be packed in on mules and horses. In 1961 he worked at the Denver Stockyards, training to be a brand inspector, a job he has done to Jackson and Star Valley for 23 years.
He married Lois Hyde in February 15, 1950 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Their first child, Jeanne was born February 1954 and died the same day. Tobe was born in 1962.
Bill was a charter member of the All American Cutter Racing Association. He owned his own team and was the youngest driver. Even after he quit racing, he supported and attended nearly every event. He donated his services as pickup man for the cutter races sponsored by the Shriners for the Children's Hospital whose motto was "The Cutters run so a child can walk."
He was also a charter member and helped organize the Piggin" String Roping Club. He participated in the calf roping team trying events and was a pickup man for their rodeos for many years.
He is survived by his son Tobe, and Lois west of Afton; his mother Estella West of Grover, brother Dale west of Cody and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Jeanne,l father Homer W West. and brother Boyd W. West.
West William G. (Bill) (3 Oct 1984)Star Valley Independent
William George West is the son of Homer Woodson West and Mary Estella Corsi
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