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Dorothy West

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Dorothy West Obituary
West, Dorothy (Turrie/DeNell)
Dorothy (Turrie/DeNell) West, 81 of Gilbert, AZ passed into Eternal Life on February 18, 2016. Known to many by "Sweetie", she was born on October 14, 1934 in Iron Mountain, MI. She spent the majority of her adult life in Crystal Falls and Iron Mountain, MI before settling in Gilbert, AZ near her daughter, Darcy. She retired from Crystal Falls Hospital in 1993, where she worked in the Dialysis Unit. Dorothy enjoyed life to the fullest as a wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and very special friend to all. Special times were had at Runkle Lake in Crystal Falls where she loved having family gatherings and preparing wonderful meals for all 9 children and their families, sisters and brothers and guests. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Ray West; her children and step-children, Chris West of Crystal Falls MI, Denise (Stan) Laird of Daphne AL, Sara (Rob) Moore of Soldotna AK, David (Janice) DeNell of Fenton MI, Jennifer (Mike) Harrington of Marquette, MI, Darryl (Beth) DeNell of Crystal Falls MI, Jeffrey West of Crystal Falls MI, Stuart West (deceased), Darcy Stebbins (Randy Robbins) of Gilbert, AZ; 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and a brother. There will be a service held in Gilbert, AZ on Friday, February 26, 2016 for the immediate family. On May 27, 2016, there will be a service in Crystal Falls, MI for the "Celebration of Dorothy's Life" and burial of her ashes at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 25, 2016
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