Allen Joseph West, 31, Orofino

      Allen Joseph West 1981 - 2013 (Orofino, ID) died in a house fire that took the lives of his wife, Rosemary, and two children, Trevor and Zachary. Allen is survived by his father, Michael West (Vicki) McMinnville, OR; brothers, Richard Choate (Jen) Lafayette, OR., Gayland Choate (Lynn) Arlington, WA., Michael West (Bobbie) Salem, OR, Tchad Wiley, Orofino, and Tracy Weese, Orofino.
      Allen loved his family first, fishing and a good practical joke. He was always in great spirits and was known for his huge heart and kindness. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita West, Salem, OR; grandparents, Marvin and Hattie Choate, Albany, OR, Al and Bev Beeler, McMinnville, OR, and Joseph West, Garibaldi, OR.
      Allen was popular at work, and loved at home. His friends and family knew that they could depend on him to be there for support in times of crisis. From rounding up a family dog, to helping a friend move into a new home, Allen was there to help. Allen was an active and supportive parent, and loving husband. Allen was a faithful friend, and loyal brother.
      Memorial services will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m., Friday, April 26. There will be a gathering directly after the memorial service at the Orofino City Park.
      In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to West Family Fund c/o Lewis & Clark Credit Union, Orofino, ID 83544.

Clearwater Tribune , April 18, 2013

Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck

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