Joseph Walter West

Born: Tue., Dec. 8, 1987
Died: Sun., Jun. 27, 2010

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Joe W. West – a resident of Pendleton died on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Helix, Oregon from complications of drinking alcohol. He was 22 years old. Viewing will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, with Interment immediately to follow at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Oregon. Contributions in memory of Joe West may be made to the Pendleton Buck Boosters or a charity of one's choice, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences to the family or sign the online guestbook at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Joseph Walter West was born on December 8, 1987 at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska to William and Millie West. He attended schools in Pendleton, and graduated from Pendleton High School in 2006. Joe was employed by Wildhorse Casino & Resort, where he worked in customer service. Joe loved the outdoors, and to fish and hunt. He loved spending time with his mom and his friends. He will be remembered as a kind and caring son, nephew, uncle and friend. He is survived by his mother Millie West of Pendleton, OR, father William West of Oak Harbor, WA, sister Olivia West, grandfather Joe Yocom and wife Dwyla of Lexington, OR, aunts; Debbie Jones of Forest Grove, OR, and Marie Jones and husband Leland of Pendleton, OR, uncle Jack Yocom and wife Renee of Heppner, OR, nephew Bryson Joseph Mecham of Pendleton, OR, cousins; Jane Jones, Brenda Jones, Heather Yocom, Justin Yocom, Zachary Yocom, Nicole Jones and Travis Jones, and his chocolate lab Sandy. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Hilda Yocom, great-grandmother Venice Hendrickson and grandmother Rusty Fisher.

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Carol, Pete, Josh Srack
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss. Life is short remember your good times, throw out the bad times and cherish the love you had with your son, nephew, uncle, grandchild and friend.

Chris Evans Steinman
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
I am so sorry Millie for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deb Sampson
   Posted Tue June 29, 2010
What a terrible loss! I would like to send my condolences on to the whole West family. Joe was a great person a good kid and a hard worker. I really enjoyed the time I spent working with Joe. He will be missed!

christy virgil
   Posted Wed June 30, 2010
Millie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Bruce and Christy

Christie Perry
   Posted Wed June 30, 2010
Millie and your Family: I am so very sorry for your loss, please know he will be missed far more than you know. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Shelly Webb
   Posted Wed June 30, 2010
Dear Millie and Olivia, My heart aches for you both. Joey was a wonderful young man and I know how much you both treasured him. With all my heart I wish I could lift this burden from you. Just know...Grandma Hilda welcomed him with open arms. Shelly Webb

Linsey Ropp
   Posted Wed June 30, 2010
Millie- We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Vilas & Deb Ropp Linsey Ropp Dan & Ashley Lindsay & Family

Darrin, Carol & Jeremy Umbarger
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
Millie, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe has been part of our lives and family for 10 years. We have enjoyed sharing times with him while camping, fishing and family projects he always helped us with. Our hearts are left with great memories that with time will help heal the pain and emptiness. Please know that if there is anything we can do for you, let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Darrin, Carol and Jeremy Umbarger

Charles Eatwell
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
I am going to miss my fishin Buddy.

Matt Johnson
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
Dear Millie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Love, Matt

   Posted Thu July 01, 2010

Delita miller
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
olivia, I a'm so very sorry for your loss so, "very sorry". I know your pain oh so well as I just lost my brother just last 4th of July. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family.

Shannon Denton
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
Millie, I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Joe was a wonderful young man. Take care.

   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
God bless to the family and friends who had the honor having Joe in their lives. He was an amazing indiviual and will be missed dearly.

Gregory Davidson
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
Millie, my sister Dora Sue Viall sent to me notice of your son's death, and I in turn send to you and your family my condolences and my sympathies at this sad time. The loss of a child is never easy, regardless of age or circumstances, and I know you'll miss him. My hope is that, in time, your memories will be only the happy ones. I also see that your mother passed earlier. I remember her fondly -- she was always very good to my family, to my mother especially. My mother thought your mother was a superior bus driver. Please relay my best wishes to all members of your family. Sincerely, Gregory Davidson

Daniel & Rita Van Schoiack
   Posted Thu July 01, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Camille Hanhardt
   Posted Fri July 02, 2010
Millie and Olivia, We are so sorry at the passing of Joey. All of you were a HUGE part of our lives in Pendleton. You are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Camille, Andrew, Alex and Maddie

Claud/Charlotte Smith
   Posted Sat July 03, 2010
Millie, Our hearts go out to you. Claud, Clay, Cappie, and I always enjoyed visiting with you during haircuts and hearing about your kids. I know you had a lot of fun with them. It sounds like Joe was a really good person and had many friends. Charlotte Smith

Patricia L. Walter
   Posted Sat July 03, 2010
I didn't know your son, but my Grandson Ben Webb was friends with him and attended the funeral. My heart goes out to you in your anguish. It has stired memories of the loss of my own son June 29, 1989 and the funeral was held July 3. I carried him in my womb, nursed him at my breast, loved him, spanked him, cried when he went to the military, laughed with relief when he came home. I thought he was mine, but he never was, he always belonged to God or the universe, whatever one believes, and can be taken back any time. My Mom Cleta Walter was good friends with your Mom, Hilda. Be strong, your friends are with you.

Darcy Johnson
   Posted Tue July 06, 2010
Millie, You have been a part of our lives for about 30 years - lots of hair cuts and conversations. So the loss of Joe felt very personal and saddened all of us. I wish that there were words to ease your grief, but I have found the thing that helps the most is to know that people are thinking of you and care about you. You have that in abundance. We will remember Joe in our prayers. Bill and Darcy Johnson

Chantel Ostrom
   Posted Sat July 10, 2010
I had the priviledge of meeting Joe while working at Wildhorse. He always was a polite, kind and positive young man. I will miss him!

Kim Ruth
   Posted Tue July 13, 2010
Joe was like a brother to me i will never forget tthe times he would call me at all hours of the night and wanting to go fishing out at weston pond just sitting there talking i will never forget him

Mary Ann Low
   Posted Thu September 02, 2010
We often go to break and comment on what a wonderful boy Joe was. We will miss him as a fellow employee and a just nice all around guy.

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