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Etta Zelma West

November 24, 1919 — August 5, 2012

Etta Zelma Grow West age 92 passed away August 5, 2012 of natural causes.

Etta was born in Wanship, Utah on November 24, 1919, the daughter of Lawrence Henry Grow and Thressa Matilda Vernon Grow. She grew up in Wanship, where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1938.

Etta married Arthur D. West March 20, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was active in the LDS Church, serving faithfully in many callings: as a Visiting Teacher, Young Women's Program and Relief Society. The calling she liked best was working with the young women and teaching the young men to dance. Shea was an excellent painter; many of her paintings hung on the walls of her home and in the homes of her children. Her paintings included portraits of her grandchildren.

Etta is survived by her five children, Darth G. (Michele) West, Pocatello, ID; LorEtta (Frank) Hall, Hailey, ID; Carson (Joan) West, Las Vegas, NV; Arlen (Debra) West, Idaho Falls, ID; Arthur (Pam) West, Hailey, ID; 18 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Etta was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. West; her parents, Lawrence and Thressa Grow; one brother, Lawrence Raymond Grow; two sisters, Peninnah Loraine Grow Green and Afton Marie Grow Dansie.

The West family would like to thank Caring Hearts Extended Care Facility and staff; and the Wilks Funeral Home for their services.

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