Louis R. West
Louis Robert West, born March 11, 1940 to Robert Wayne and Mary Lou (née Napier) West in Denver, Colorado, died suddenly at his home near Dayton, Wyoming on August 30, 2019 at age 79.He and his family moved from Moorcroft, Wyoming to Dayton in 1947, establishing West Grocery and Sport Store. In addition to Dayton School, Lou attended St. John\'s Military School in Salina, Kansas for junior high school and Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri where he graduated in 1958. After a year of college at the University of Wyoming, Lou moved to Hawaii followed by Alaska and laterto San Mateo, California. There, he reconnected with former Dayton School classmate Jeanette Beavers in San Francisco where she was based as a flight attendant with TWA. After dating severalmonths and becoming engaged, they both wanted to return to Wyoming. Lou secured a job with Jackson Hole Ski Corporation. A month later, Jeanette returned to her home in Powell where they weremarried at St. Barbara\'s Church on September 3, 1966. Following a year in Jackson, they decided to return to Laramie, Wyoming where Lou finished his degreein secondary education. Mr. West taught high school in Midwest, Wyoming for four years before moving to Thermopolis, Wyoming to teach World History, Anthropology, Psychology and Economics for 23years. Lou was a voracious reader. Big game, waterfowl, and upland bird hunting were his passion along with fly fishing and following Wyoming Cowboy Athletics.Preceded in death by his parents, Lou is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jeanette, sons Mark of Arlington, Massachusetts, Matthew of Denver, Colorado and daughter Michele, also of Denver.He was a member of St. Edmund Catholic Church, Ranchester Wyoming, a veteran of the United States Air Force, an ardent pro-life supporter and a comitted defender of the United States Constitution.A Vigil for Lou will be held from 6-7 PM on Thursday, Sept. 5th at Kane Funeral Home with Father Carl Beavers officiating. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 PM on Friday, Sept. 6 at Holy Name Catholic Church.Internment Services will be held immediately after the Mass at Dayton Cemetary. Reception will the following the burial at Dayton Community Hall.Memorials in Lou\'s memory may benefit Holy Name School, c/o 121 S. Connor, Sheridan, WY 82801, or Dayton Fire and Rescue or Dayton School Benefit Club.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.