Friday June 23, 2017
Internment: Retired, US Army Veteran, Lt Col George West - Milford, CA
Patriot Guard had been invited to participate with Military Honors at the Milford, CA cemetery. George West recieved the Bronze Star and Silver Star. Was also in the National Guard.
The Patriot Guard along with the United States Army Honor Guard, and the Susanville VFW Honor Guard, gathered at 1100 hrs. at the Milford Cemetery to pay final Military Honors to Lt. Col. George West. On a hot and dusty morning, 9 Patriot Guard Riders, including 1 from the Reno Patriot Guard, paid our respect to one of our Brothers. Lt. Colonel West, your watch has been stood, your duty to your country is complete, may you now rest in peace.
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RC Susanville PGR;
I would like to thank PGR Gary Moffet for stepping in as RC for this Mission. My front tire went flat on my bike on the way to this Mission and was unable to make it to this Mission. Scary! Thank God I did not crash! Thanks to everyone that was able to show up for Lt Colenel West Mission.. and for those who helped me with getting my bike back to Susanville.
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George B. West, Jr., 74, of Janesville, California passed away June 20, 2017 peacefully at his home. He was born in Irwin, Pennsylvania to George West, Sr. and Marie West on Nov. 7, 1943, and moved to Lassen County in the early 1960s. He graduated from Lassen High School and continued his education at Chico State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He then joined the Army and continued his education through the military, earning his master’s degree.
George was retired from the State of California – Department of Corrections where he worked his way through the ranks from officer to associate warden. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
Once retired, he found a new focus – besides his family, country, community and cows – Lake 4-H. He became an active leader and eventually became the club community leader. He volunteered with 4-H at the Lassen County Fair and many other areas of need in this community. George was also active on the Lassen Modoc Food Bank Board.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Kimberly, Jennifer and Michelle; grandchildren, Lisa, JD, Carlene, Christina and Kyle; great granddaughter, Shyla; his sisters, Joan, Marion “Pete” and Susie; brothers, Leo and Don; and numerous other relatives and close friends.
He is preceded in death by his two sons, Stephen and Michael; his parents; his brother, Jim; and his sister, Gene. Private funeral services were held on June 23, 2017 in Milford, California. A Celebration of Life was held from 2 to 6 p.m. July 7 at the Janesville Fire Hall.