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Ruth West


April 25, 2018

July 16, 1927 - April 19, 2018

Ruth Marjorie West, 90, of Sweet Home died April 19, 2018.

She was born July 16, 1927 in Carlyle, Ill. to Robert Lee and Grace (McPike) Russell.

She lived in Illinois, Ohio, Florida, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho before settling in Sweet Home in 1994.

Mrs. West was a homemaker, concert pianist, piano teacher, accompanist, and member of the Billings Symphony Orchestra.

She enjoyed music, painting, sculpting, rock hunting, gourmet cooking, gardening and canning.

Mrs. West is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ronald West of Sweet Home; children Christine West and Ed Schmitt of Haugan, Mont., Dan and daughter-in-law Chris West of Eugene; Jeff and daughter-in-law Lynn West of Belgrade Mont., Ruth and son-in-law Lou Polcari of Redding, Calif., Sarah and son-in-law Jon Sleight of Puyallup, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Robert Russell and Roqua Wieland.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of donations, the family asks that well-wishers plant a tree.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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