Dorothy C. West


Date: Tue, July 11, 2017
Start time: 12:00 pm
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
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Merle Hay Funeral Home


Dorothy C. West

Dorothy Clare Olson West, 99, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2017 at Bishop Drumm Care Center.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her children: Susan West Barnett, Don (Mary Beth) West, William (Sheila) West, and Robert (Kelly) West; 9 grandchildren;  9 great-grandchildren; and 5 nephews/1 niece.    She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” West (married nearly 70 years) and siblings Robert Olson, Inez Olson Stevens Burke, and John Olson.

Dorothy was a 1936 graduate of East High School; member of the Dancing Debutantes of Des Moines; an avid golfer; expert seamstress; and fantastic cook.  Most importantly, her family remembers her as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandma, aunt, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Mercy Hospice, c/o Mercy Foundation, 411 Laurel Street, Suite 2250, Des Moines, Iowa 50314.

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