Penny West

A family remembrance service for Penny Joy West, 54, of Coos Bay, Ore., will be held at the family home with Thomas Velasco and her family sharing. Cremation Rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel.

Penny was born April 4, 1954, in Medford, Ore., the daughter of Wallace John and Bettye Ruth (Stewart) West, and died September 18, 2008 in Coos Bay.

Penny was a wonderful amazing person. She was always helping others and giving back to her small coastal towns. In her life, she had one daughter whom she raised on her own. She attended college and loved and laughed more than most. To strangers, she felt like a long lost friend and to family, she will always be remembered as a best friend, sister, daughter, mother and confidant.

She is survived by her daughter, Bettye West, of Coos Bay; sister, Dorothy (Kathy) Peterson, of Coos Bay; and brother, Tommy West, of Central Point, Ore.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the South Coast Diabetes Association P.O. Box 377 LaClair Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 267-3131.