Patricia Joan West


12-8 p.m.
6-8 p.m. Family
Thursday, April 20
Gerth Funeral Home


10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 21
United Methodist Church


St. Jude's Chidren's Hospital

Luekemia & Lymphoma Society

{August 28, 1935 - April 15, 2017}

Patricia Joan “Pat” West, 81, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Memphis, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Grand Strand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Myrtle Beach.

She was born the daughter of Carl Rex and Bessy Opal (Couch) Olson on August 28, 1935 in Wyaconda.

Pat married Orva West on August 26, 1983.   He preceded her in death on July 21, 2012.

She enjoyed crafts, needlework, crocheting, sewing, cooking and baking.  Pat especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and preparing large family dinners.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Mary Frances Olson; brother, Carl Kenneth Olson; a niece and a granddaughter.

She is survived by her son, Douglas (Tracy) Jones of Myrtle Beach; daughter, Debra (Bill) Shipley of Birmingham, IA; stepchildren: Stan West of Lemmon, SD, Scott West of Waterloo, IA, and Kathy (John) Hollingshead of Wyoming, IA; grandchildren: Chris Babbitt of Washington; Brandon (Lydia) Jones of Hendersonville, NC, Amber (Scott) Ewell of Austin, TX, Brittany (Charles) Nelson of Lagrange, GA, Jamie Barker (Joe Quick) of Des Moines, IA, Connor Hollingshead of the Air Force, Josh (Tausha) Hollingshead of Utah, Nick Hollingshead of Wyoming, IA, Brad (Amy) Hollingshead of Cedar Rapids, IA; 11 great grandchildren; three nieces; sisters-in-law: Rita Olson and Sue Ruley; a special grandson, Zac Behrens of Memphis.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 21 at the Memphis United Methodist Church with Rev. Carol Ann Blackwell officiating.   Burial will be in the Memphis Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-8 p.m., Thursday, April 20, at the Gerth Funeral Home with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society.

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  1. On behalf of the Agape Hospice Team I send you our sincere condolences and prayers. May you have peace and strength during this time. Love in Christ, Edith Glasgow

    Comment by Edith L Glasgow on April 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm
  2. Doug & Debbie and other family: Am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Pat’s passing. Will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Sherri Martin-Everett on April 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm
  3. Condolences to Debi and Doug and families. she was a great lady. She will be missed .

    Comment by Sandy Thrasher on April 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  4. Sending our love and prayers Aunt TJ and Uncle Doug

    Comment by Tiffany,Tito and Addison Gonzalez on April 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  5. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.



    Comment by Charlene Davis on April 19, 2017 at 8:39 am
  6. We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s death. We have fond memories of the years we taught classes in Memphis & worked closely with Orv & Pat. Our hearts go out to the family!
    Randy & Irene

    Comment by Randy & Irene Fish on May 31, 2017 at 6:22 pm

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