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Karrin Cunningham West


1943 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
September 9, 1943 - October 25, 2015 Karrin Cunningham West, aka Karen West, passed away on October 25, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born on September 9, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Karrin grew up in Riverside, California, graduated from the University of Southern California in 1965, and spent all of her working life in Southern California. Karrin's first career was as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles. She then transitioned into sales in the natural products industry in the early 1980s. After working as a sales manager for several major companies, Karrin formed her own sales group, Karrin West & Associates, in 1989. Karrin's group enjoyed great success and won numerous awards over the years, including five awards from Emerita in 1998, 2005 Broker of the Year from Bioforce, and Broker of the Decade from ABKIT in 2001. Karrin retired in 2008 and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to be near her daughter and grandson. An avid cat lover, Karrin's favorite pastimes included reading, metaphysical studies, and arts and crafts. Karrin is survived by her daughter, Adrienne DeGuere of Santa Fe, NM; grandson, Seth DeLupos of Santa Fe, NM; brother, Doug West of Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico; niece, Sasha West of Austin, TX; and cousin, Bill Hays of Riverside, CA and numerous other family members and friends. Karrin is preceded in death by her mother, Martha Lawrence; and father, Arthur Benjamin West, Jr. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Felines and Friends, 369 Montezuma Ave # 230, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, 2015
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