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William Joseph West
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1873
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1959
La Mesa
San Diego County
California, USA

son of Eliza Dangerfield & Charles Henry John West, Married 1) Maud Elizabeth Houston, 6 June 1906, Md 2) Dorothy Adeline Auton Smith, 30 Sept 1940, Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia

Services Held for William J. West

Funeral services for William J. West were held Saturday at the LDS Stake chapel at 2 p.m. with Bishop Rupert Kocherhans officiating.

The Singing Mothers chorus, sang, "Hold Thou My Hand" directed by Mrs. Scott Welch and accompanied by Mrs. William Powell. The invocationwas given by Norman Sorensen. The obituary was given by Bishop Frank Jones of Byron. A male quartette including Ford, Art, Scott and Nick Welch sang, "Oh, My Father," accompanied by Mrs. Golden Welch.

The sermon was given by Bishop Ervin Lynn. A violin solo, "Berseuse" was played by Ralph Ericksen, accompanied by Mrs. Ralph Stahle.

Pallbearers were Ray Culver, Al Davis, Tom Adams, Dave Jones, Clair Deaton and Solon Neville.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Haskell Funeral Home. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery.

Out of state relataives attending the funeral included Mrs. Bob Dunbar of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Kenneth Frye of San Leandro, Calif., Mr and Mrs. H.J. West of La Mesa, Calif., and Clark West, of San Diego, Calif.

William Joseph west was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Aug. 29, 1873, the 11th child of Charles Henry John West and Eliza Dangerfield West.

He received his schooling in the Salt Lake district schools and at the LDS busines college. In the spring of 1900, after having tried his hand at farming, railroading and other occupations, he journeyed to the Big Horn Basin with 100 other families led by apostle Abraham O. Woodruff, and homesteaded many acres of land along the Shoshone river near Byron.

In 1906 he married Maud Houston, and to this union six children were born; Margaret, who died in infancy; Houston; Herschel; Beth; Blanche and Clark. During his many years in Byron he was an active worker in the church. In 1936 Maude and Clark moved to Los Angeles and were later joined by Will and Blanche. Maude's health began to fail and she died in 1939.

The family then moved east and in Norfolk, Va., Will met Dorothy Smith. They were married Sept. 30, 1940, and their marriage was sealed in 1946 in the LDS Temple at Salt Lake.

In 1946 he moved to Lovell where he lived for nearly 5 years and then moved to California. In the past few years he had been in failing health and died Aug. 22, 1959.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Blanche Dunbar of Pasadena; Beth Frye of San Leandro; three sons, Houston of Lovell; Clark of San Diego and Herschel of LaMesa Calif; and 16 grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Maud Elizabeth Houston West (1877 - 1939)
  Dorothy Adeline Auton West (1898 - 1972)
  Margaret Eliza West (1907 - 1907)*
  Herschel Joseph West (1910 - 1991)*
  Gen Clark West (1916 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Byron Cemetery
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Block C Lot 9 Grave 30
Created by: Cindy C.
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32410709
William Joseph West
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William Joseph West
Added by: Cindy C.
William Joseph West
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