Wm. "Fred" West, 93, of Jones Street, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Landsun Health Services Center. Visitation was Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
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Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Carlsbad Cemetery with Rev. Stephanie M. Harmon officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wm. "Fred" West was born July 13, 1920, in Carlsbad, NM, to Claude C. and Mamie M. (Carver) West. He was a lifelong resident of Carlsbad. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist church and a member of BPOE Elks for 69 years. On October 31, 1941, he married Helen Magby in Carlsbad, NM, in the Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on December 6, 1972. He later married Bessie Haynes in 1973 and she preceded him in death in 2011. Fred owned "West Food Store" in numerous locations in Carlsbad. He worked for the State of New Mexico for 23 years with the Employment Commission. He liked gardening and ranching. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two great-grandchildren: Scott Mathews, Kenzie Beeman; brothers: Clifford West, Johnny West and sister, Elizabeth Bird.
Survivors are son, Harold West and wife, Marilyn of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Anita Beeman of Carlsbad, NM; seven grandchildren: Debbie Wyatt and husband, Will of Carlsbad, NM, Brian West of Carlsbad, NM, Amy Calvani and husband, Dean of Carlsbad, NM, Marty Banks and husband, Boyde of Carlsbad, NM, Billy Beeman of Carlsbad, NM, Robert Beeman and wife, Sylvia of Carlsbad, NM, Mark Beeman and wife, Heather of Roswell, NM; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Will Wyatt, Dean Calvani, Billy Beeman, Robert Beeman, Mark Beeman and Brian West.
Memorial contributions can be made to Scott Mathews Scholarship fund, Carlsbad Foundation, 114 South Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on May 28, 2014