On March 16, 2021, we lost Gerald Donovan West at his family home in Hoquiam with family around him. He was 77.
Jerry was born on Oct. 19, 1943, to John Jay West and Betty Louise West Moore in Antigo, Wisconsin.
Jerry worked in the Grays Harbor area, building the Satsop plant, and later he worked as a millwright for many lumber mills and many years for Ron Haggin, as a supervisor for Everylast system. Jerry was a gifted mechanic, and spent any extra time repairing cars, or he could be found in front of TV watching races. Jerry raced Hobby-stock in Elma, when he was younger.
In 1984 he married, Jill (Richardson)West, who survives at the family home in Hoquiam. with Pyper West. Jerry raised four stepchildren: Damien Hulbert, Eric Byrd, Mathew and Melissa Simpson along with his son Donovan West. Jerry and his wife Jill also raised two granddaughters: Kelsey Hulbert and Pyper West.
Jerry was blessed to have two wonderful adult sons, John Jay West, from Winnemucca, Nevada and Gerald Corvet of Auburn, California. They were a joy to his life. Brothers and sisters who survive Jerry are: Bunni (Bernice) Lund, Judy Tatham, Jackson Georgia and Dan West of Central Park, Washington; Diane Chamberlain of Toledo, Washington, Tina Moore of Jackson, Alabama; Dawn Buchanan of Thomasville, Alabama; Virginia Parsens of Elma, Washington; Doug Moore of Birmingham, Alabama; Carla Carr of Mesa, Arizona; Jayne West Morgan of Thomasville, Alabama and James Moore Jr. of Fulton, Alabama.
Jerry enjoyed his numerous grandchild and great-grandchildren and is expecting two new great-granddaughters soon.
The most important person in his life was his mother, Betty Moore, who is living with her daughter in Central Park. She is 95. If you see her, she needs a hug!
A brother Eddie West, his father John Jay West and his stepfather, James Moore and niece Angela Joy West, preceded Jerry in death.
We will be having a celebration Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Dan West, 105 York Drive, Aberdeen, Washington. Food is provided.
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