James Dale West

James Dale West, 90, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017.  He was born in Eureka, Montana on April 1, 1927.  He is survived by wife, Doris, of Sun City, Arizona; daughter, Kathy (Scott) Allred, of Ogden, Utah; daughter, Linda Plyer (Dave) of Preston, Idaho; son, Mike West, of Roy, Utah, one granddaughter, Alisha (Jeremy) Hall, of Ogden, Utah; one grandson, Corey Allred, of Ogden, Utah and one grandson, Jared Williams, of Layton, Utah.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother.  He served in the Army Air Corp, received his bachelor’s degree at Havre Montana college and worked for the Federal Government in Memphis, TN. and Cheyenne, WY. before moving to Ogden, UT., where he retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1983.  He was a volunteer on the Credit Committee for America First Credit Union in Salt Lake City, UT. with 40 years of service.  For many years, he was a snowbird between Salt Lake City and Sun City, AZ.  He loved rocks and was a member of the Fairway Sterling & Stones for over 30 years and served on may different jobs there.  One of his favorites was teaching new members how to cut, shape and polish stones and then encase them in sterling silver.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Elks Club and Sundial Silverstones and a past member of the Rockhound Club.  In his younger retirement years he could be found with his metal detector looking for “treasures” but his true love was “rocks.”  A Celebration of Life will be held in Ogden, Utah and interment will be in Eureka, Montana.  Heartfelt thanks to Hospice of the Valley Palliative Care Unit in Glendale, AZ. for the loving care and support.  Memorial donations in his name may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 13614 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ., 85304