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John Jack West

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John Jack West Obituary

John (Jack) West passed away peacefully at home after a short but courageous battle with Neuroendocrine Cancer on Feb. 19, 2017. His wife, daughter and his favorite dog Maggie were by his side.

Jack was born December 17, 1946 in Corning CA to Robert West and Mary Elizabeth Ayres-West. He was raised in Corning, then attended high school in Turlock. He joined the Navy and served his country proudly in Vietnam. Jack was an electrician and worked for the State of CA, Dept. of Corrections at San Quentin, CA until his retirement in 2000.

He and his wife moved to Cottage Grove, OR in 2004. He loved hiking, kayaking, fishing and travel. He always wanted to see what was over the next hill and took as many back roads as possible. He was a devoted husband and friend to many.

He is survived by his wife Jenny of Cottage Grove, daughter Rebecca DeLeon of Crescent City, his cherished grandchildren Marcus, Carlie and Frances DeLeon, his sister Kitty Conner and brother Zachary Pettit, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother Ken West.

Jack was a life member of the VFW Post #3473 Cottage Grove. There are no words to convey how much he will be missed.

There will be a celebration of life at a future date. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 4, 2017
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