Carol West passed away peacefully at her home on March 29, 2023, of natural causes at the age of 89.
Carol was born on February 1, 1934, on a small farm in Salem, Utah. She left Utah the day after she graduated from Spanish Fork H.S. in 1952 and moved to California where she worked at the famous Hollywood Pantages Theater. She then graduated first in her class from the California Air College in LA at the age of 18. Her first assignment was in Detroit, MI, where she met and married Robert Greenwood West on April 7, 1955, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married 65 years.
Carol and Bob lived in 26 residences on 4 continents. She was loved and admired wherever she lived. She sold real estate for over 10 years in Naperville, IL. She was #1 out of 300 agents in one particular year. She raised 4 wonderful children and had 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Carol served 3 full-time LDS missions: first in the Australia Brisbane Mission supporting her husband as mission president, second in Tokyo, Japan as secretary to the Asia North Area Presidency, and third in the London England Temple.
Carol is survived by her son's Robert Greenwood West, Jr., Steven Davis West (Gloria), Michael Ballantyne West (Brenda), and daughter Sharon West VanKammen (David), as well as brother Rodney Davis (Gaylene). She was preceded in death by her husband Bob (2020), father Wells Albert Davis, mother Jane Lucille Lamb Davis, sister Marilyn Whipple, and brother's Monte Davis, Leon Davis and Neal Davis. A private graveside service will be held on April 4, 2023.
Dear West Family,
We were so this morning to read of your mother's passing. She was such a dear, dear friend and a fellow Chicagoan for so many years. The photograph of you mother and father together is how I've always known them, and it is how I will always remember them. When your parents moved to Utah, they lived in Terrace Falls Condominiums along with my parents! It was such a delight for us to see them regularly.
May the Lord bless you at this time of loss. The Sonnenberg's and the West's are inseparably connected in this life, and in the life to come!
Love to everyone,
Brent & Janette Sonnenberg