Ray West was born the 6th of 6 children to Loren Milton
West and Pearl Hilda Radmall on August 1, 1928 in Pleasant
Grove, Utah. The family later moved to a home built by his
father in Pleasant Grove at 449 South 400 East.
During World War II, he worked as a fifteen year old at
Geneva Steel. In summer time, he mowed lawns at the cemetery
with a hand push mower. After graduating from Pleasant Grove
High School and Seminary, he served a two year mission for
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western
States. He served in the Coast Guard, making several rescue
missions in the San Francisco area. He delivered milk, worked
at the State Prison, Hercules Company, and ran a service
station in Pleasant Grove. Later he started a business with
his brother called West Construction where he gained a love
of excavation. After which, he worked for the Post Office
until he was sixty years old when he retired.
He met his wife, Donna Fae Pedersen, at BYU. They were
married November 15, 1957. They lived in Pleasant Grove
for several years where they had eight children. They moved
to American Fork where he lived out the remaining years
of his life.
As a family, they traveled around most of the United States,
Canada, and Mexico. He loved camping, fishing, and hunting.
Wherever they went, he loved being with his family. He enjoyed
making people smile with his wit and humor.
Stan passed away on July 19, 2017 at his home in American
Fork. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and children, Kathy
(Dano) of Maui, Suzanne (Neil) of Lehi, Terry (Susan) of
Pleasant Grove, Jill (Greg) of American Fork, Darren of
Eagle Mountain, Scott of American Fork, 19 grandchildren,
and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
daughter Julie, son Steve, as well as his mother and father,
sisters and brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July
28, 2017 at the American Fork 29th LDS Ward Chapel, 673
East 300 North, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends
may call on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
at the church and again on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30
am prior to services at the church. Interment will be at
the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.