Phyllis Marion West
Phyllis Marion West, age 87, of Hettinger, North Dakota, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger, ND. Visitation will be Friday, November 26 from 9:00am – 12:00 at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger, with graveside services to follow at 1:00pm at the Hettinger cemetery.
Phyllis Marion West was born as Darlene Fay Warfield in Fargo on April 6, 1934 to Leone Warfield. She was adopted by Martin and Martha (Knox) Richardson through ND Children’s Home Society in Fargo at one month of age. The adoption was finalized in 1936. She grew up on the Richardson farm north of Bucyrus.
Phyllis attended Bucyrus school and Hettinger High School. She later got her GED.
She married Maurice West on September 16,1950 at Miles City, Montana and moved to the West farmstead 12 miles north of Haynes. Phyllis and Maurice had 3 children, Terry, Mindy, and Ron. She spent a lot of time cooking and taking meals to the field in the early years. She resided on the farm until 2014 when she and Maurice moved to Hettinger. She entered Western Horizons Care Center in 2018.
Phyllis was a member of Richland Lutheran Church and later of Hettinger Lutheran Church. She was a member of Richard ladies aid, a neighborhood birthday club, and helped with first grade reading for many years.
She is survived by her son, Terry (Barb) West, daughter Melinda (Ken) Messer, grandsons, Jeff West (Killdeer), James (Erin) (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), Steven (Lindy) West (Hettinger), granddaughter Katherine West (Dickinson), great-granddaughters Hatti Jean and Jolie Bryce West (Hettinger), nieces Diane (Greg) Krogh Scott (Grand Forks), Sheryl Krogh (Bismarck), Gwen (Richard) Krogh Zent (Roseville, Mn), nephews Kelly Krogh (Regent) and Ken Krogh (Dickinson).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Myron West in 2016; her son, Ronald Maurice West in 1977, adopted brother, William Richardson in 1985; birth mother, Leone Warfield in 1955; parents, Martin and Martha Richardson in1969 and 1972; parents-in-law, Floyd and Beatrice (Evans) West in 1980 and 1975; sister-in-law, Virginia West Krogh in 2009; brother-in-law Clarence Krogh in 2008; and niece Connie West Marshall in 2013.