He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Moab, Utah, to Joseph Leonard and Verda Allred West.
He married Wanda Hoffman in 1952. They later divorced. He then married Betty L. Hight in 1971 and their marriage was later sealed for time and eternity on July 28, 2006, in the Manti Temple.
Jerry was a graduate of the Grand County High School class of 1952. He worked in numerous mines in the Moab and Price areas. He worked several jobs in Alaska, including the Trans Alaskan Pipeline, and he later retired from the Labor’s Union.
Jerry loved landscaping and gardening. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Jerry was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many capacities. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survived by his loving wife, Betty L. West, of Price; children, Jim (Kristy) West, Anchorage, Alaska, Sherri (Gary) Joiner, Conroe, Texas, Jay West, of Price, Joe West, of Moab; stepchildren, Erna (Larry) Ganser, Deborah (Earl) Kirkwood; 20 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Rhea Branch, of Wellington.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carbonville LDS ward (2000 West 4000 North, in Spring Glen). The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to service. Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at Grand Valley Cemetery in Moab.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price, where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Jerry online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the LDS missionary fund.