Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2000


Former Juneau resident Billie D. West died July 19, 2000, at his home in Renton, Wash. He was 78.

West was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Cameron, Mo., and lived in Juneau before moving to Renton in 1975. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Grant. He worked for the Federal Aviation Agency in Alaska, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and a member to the Mason & Shire.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Florence West of Renton, Wash., five sons, Gerald West of Kansas City, William West and Pat West, both of Juneau, Greg West of Seattle, Wash., and Johnnie West of Covington, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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