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Vivian West


Vivian West, 92, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 5, 2015, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and Rock Springs and former resident of Portland, Ore., West died following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1923 in Oregon, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Elizabeth Richert.  

West attended schools in Oregon.

She married Harold J. Roberts, Jr. in 1941  and in 1965 he was killed while serving a tour in Vietnam.

She  later married Ernest G. West and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1998.  

West was employed in many different vocations throughout her life but enjoyed delivering her husbands dental creations most recently.

Survivors include her daughter Anitra Kruljac and husband Joe of Rock Springs; four grandchildren, Kaci Reyes and husband Ray, Dennis Roberts, Diane Jennings and Russell Ware; daughter-in-law Sandra Roberts of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands; one son William C. Roberts in September of 2013 and five brothers and six sisters.

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at her request.

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