Kathryn-Freeman West-Obituary

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Kathryn Billy Jean Freeman West

Jourdanton, Texas


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Hurley Funeral Home - Pleasanton Obituary

Kathryn BJ “Kate” Freeman West, 93 of Jourdanton, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019.  Visitation will be 2-8 pm on Wednesday, July 10 at Hurley Funeral Home, with the family present to receive friends from 5-7 pm.  A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 11 at Cowboy Fellowship, 561 FM 3350 Jourdanton, Texas 78026, with a meal to follow.


Kate was born on October 9, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas to Ernest & Laura Mae Freeman.  Kate was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Kate loved her family more than anything and faithfully cared for them in many ways, but most joyfully through her delicious cooking and baking.  She lived a life of faith before them and pointed them toward Jesus at every opportunity.  Kate was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Jourdanton and Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County.


Kate was preceded in death by her father Ernest William Freeman and mother Laura Mae Taylor Freeman, her husband of 45 years Lloyd Allen West, brothers Ernest Freeman, Ed Freeman and Sisters Nadine Fern and Novellene Freeman. 


She is survived by her children Sandra Toy and husband Thomas of Abilene, TX, Sharon Wier and husband Glenn of Pleasanton, TX, and Roy West and wife Cathy of College Station, TX.  She is also survived by eight brothers and sisters – Myrtle Chase of Canon City, CO, Charles Freeman and wife Jackie of San Marcos, TX, Edna “Jenny” Lawton and husband Frank of San Diego, CA, Dorothy Reazin and husband Carl of Albuquerque, NM, Ray Embree of Staples, TX, Cindy Goerlitz of Seattle, WA, Cecil Freeman and wife Rachel of San Antonio, TX  and Earnestine Smith of San Antonio, TX.


Kate is also survived by eight grandchildren – Tammy Deal (Ronnie), Mike Chisum (Julie), Jennifer West (Sam), Wilson Winn (Abby), Russell Wier (Dianne), Grady Wier (Lisa), Hannah and Elizabeth West; 13 great-grandchildren – Daxton Deal (Courtney), Delaney Ernst (Derek), Connor, Katelyn and Kamryn Chisum, McKinley and Jaxon West, William & Keaton Winn, Reagan Wier, Emerson, Killian, and Aurora Wier, and three great-great grandchildren – Daughtry and Decker Ernst, and Dray Deal, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.


The family would like to thank Argent Court and each and every one of the caring staff members there who touched Kate’s life over the past decade.  They would also like to thank New Century Hospice and all of the many doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other skilled staff members and caregivers who provided such loving care for Kate in her final days.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County or First Baptist Church of Jourdanton.

Visitation will be conducted at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Wednesday, July 10,2019 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with family receiving friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Cowboy Fellowship Church in Jourdanton. Services will conclude at that time. For anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family, share memories or sign the online guestbook you may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.        

For anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family, share memories or sign the online guestbook you may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

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To the children's of Mrs. West especially Roy...for some reason I was thinking of her? I just read the obituary and I'm truly am sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. My prayers are with all.

Im so sorry to hear of Mrs. West passing. She was such a sweetheart and always positive and uplifting. I know she will be missed by her family and friends.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. My deepest condolences to Kates family & friends.

What a blessing it has been to know Kate and to see her beautiful smile. She was such a wonderful role model. Im thankful you have the same faith and assurance as Kate to comfort you; there is no doubt she loved the Lord. Prayers for all of you.❤

Sandy, Sharon, and Little Roy it was a blessing knowing your mom and Dad. I pray for God to comfort you and your loss but celebrate the 93 years God Blessed your mom with. She was a great servant in our church over the years. God Bless JW and Mary Holmes

Roy, Sharon, Sandy:

We were sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mom. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your
family. Take some comfort knowing others care and are praying for you.

You will be extremely missed. It was such an honor to know you and help care for you. You raised an amazing family and I know they are proud to carry on your legacy. XoXos Stacey Neeley

May the Lord give all the family comfort and strength during this time. Charles and I send our love and prayers.