Geraldine M. "Gerry" West


(Mar. 5, 2001)

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church in Worland for the mother of a Powell woman.

Geraldine M. "Gerry" West of Worland died Monday, March 5 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. She was 70.

She was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Worland, daughter of James Elijah and Stella Florence (Williamson) Carneal. She was raised in Worland where she attended schools, graduating from Washakie County High School in 1948. She married and raised her family.

After her children were grown, she went to work for Cloud Peak Manor in 1970 as a cook. She took dietary courses and eventually became the dietitian for the nursing home, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and the Worland Senior Citizens Center where she donated her time. Her hobbies included playing pinochle, oil painting, knitting, crocheting, crafts and travel.

Survivors include her husband, Gene West of Worland; two daughters, Gloria Brazelton and husband Roy of Powell and Janet West and husband Jerry Martin of Billings, Mont.; a brother, Cline Carneal and wife Sally of Worland; two sisters, Dora Hunt and husband Harold and Juanita Garner and husband Bill, both of Casper; and two grandsons, Jayme and Casey Brazelton, both of Powell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David A. West in 1986; two sisters and an infant brother. Cremation has taken place, and the ashes will be buried at Riverview Memorial Gardens prior to the memorial service. In keeping with her wishes, a portion of her body was donated for organ transplant.