Louise Marie West

Jun 7, 1924 – Aug 5, 2017

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Louise Marie West died on August 5, 2017 in Auburn, Washington at the age of 93. She was born the 8th child of 13 births on June 7th, 1924, in Stillwater County, Montana.

After graduating from high school in Park City, Montana, she moved to Billings, Montana and worked at McKesson & Robbins.


It was there that she met her husband, Dewey West, married in February 1948 and moved to Washington State where she lived the remainder of her life.

She retired twice, the last time from Highline School District at the age of 77. She was a member of Prince of Peace Seatac. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time

with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey L West; parents, Fred & Elizabeth Kober; four sisters, Emma Frank, Tillie Marcus, Dorothy Miller and Frieda Tkach;

two brothers, Solomon Kober and Robert Kober.


Survivors include her daughter, Sherri (Lee) Travis; grandchildren, Lee Travis, Tiffany (Robert)Wilson, Courtney Paige (Brian) Rappleye; and 7 great grandchildren,

Hugh Travis, Ryan Travis, Joshua Wilson, Jacob Newell, Sophia Travis, Alyssa Wilson & Cecelia Rappleye; and four sisters, Minnie Berst of Billings, Montana,

Polly Vernes of Billings, Montana, Ruth Hall of Spokane, Washington & Clara Friesz of Riverton, Wyoming and many nieces, nephews & cousins. 

Donations Can be made to Franciscan Hospice.


Lora Giboney
Burien, WA
Aug 14, 2017

Remembering Louise as a co-worker, I can smile and remember the times she brought joy to Highline School District. She possessed a strong work ethic, she said it was due to her days being raised on a farm in Montana.

When Louise turned 75, our supervisor, Bob Hamilton, purchased a piņata, stuffed it with 75 one dollar bills for her trip to Disneyland with her daughter Sherri. Needless to say Louise was "higher than a kite".

May the thoughts and love going out to you bring peace an comfort in your loss.

Jan Pry
Springfield, VA
Aug 10, 2017

I was so sorry to hear about Louise's passing. She was so welcoming, fun, funny; just plain spunky. I so enjoyed visiting with her when we would visit the area. My thoughts are with you all.

Janice Fuller
Ellensburg, Wa
Aug 10, 2017

I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Her beautiful smile and spunk will always be a beautiful memory.

Love and prayers, Janice

Linda McLeod
Rye, NY
Aug 10, 2017

My condolences to the family. Louise was a wonderful person, and I will always fondly remember spending time with Louise, Dewey, and my Aunt and Uncle, John and Trudie Andrews.

Jim and Bernice Rappleye
Kalispell, Mt
Aug 9, 2017

Our condolences and prayers.

Steve and Kay Dorris
Lynnwood, Wa
Aug 9, 2017

We only knew her for a very short time but she definately made a big impression on us! What a wonderful lady with a good sense of humor and smile..the kind of Mom everyone would like to have! God bless her...

Scott Boileau
Simpsonville, SC
Aug 9, 2017

What an amazing, wonderful, feisty, spunky woman. She was a blessing it was to have her in our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sherri and Tiffany. Love you

Ellie Lybarger
Topeka, Ks
Aug 8, 2017

Dear Tiffany and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Ironically, my grandma was also 93. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Love Ellie

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