Hazel Dee "Grandma" (Gentry) West October 13, 1913 - October 30, 2009 © Criswell Funeral Home Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Services for Hazel Dee “Grandma” West, 96, Ada are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Carl West and Rev. Mike Frederick will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis.
Mrs. West died Friday, October 30, 2009 at her home. She was born October 13, 1913 southwest of Bagwell, Texas to Irvy Knox and Gillie Delilah Pryor Gentry. She walked with her family and siblings behind a covered wagon to Oklahoma at the age of 6.
She married Aubrey Raymond West on June 23, 1934 at the Free Will Baptist Church in the community of Bryant, Oklahoma. He died June 4, 1983 in Ada.
Mrs. West was a homemaker, nurse and known as “Grandma West” for being a childcare giver for literally hundreds of children at her home and church nurseries in Ada and California.
Survivors include a younger sister, Jewel Richey, Norman; younger brother, James Gentry and wife Pam, California; two sons, Carl West and wife Ruby, California and Dwain West and wife Mary, Ada; one daughter, Kay Johnson and husband Bob, Oklahoma City; eleven grandchildren; Dwain and Crystal West, California, Johnny and Dee Dee West, California, Deanna and David Piercy, Ada, Kathy and Paul Bonar, Oklahoma City, Dan and Deena West, Ada, and Sherri and Danny Coats, Ada, Mike and Miranda West, Bixby, David and Debbie West, Ada, Stephen and Becky Hartman, Oklahoma City, Don and Leahna West, Ada, and Debbie and Troy Jones, Ada; 26 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aubrey West; a son, Dwight West and his wife Marilyn; four sisters and six brothers. Bearers will be her grandsons, Johnny West, Dan West, Mike West, David West, Stephen Hartman, and Don West. Honorary bearers will be Dwain West, David Piercy, Troy Jones and Paul Bonar.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
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