Celebrating the Life of Edna R. West


Edna Rie West was born on March 20, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Jessie and Marie Moore. She was the only child. She moved to Seattle, WA in 1955 with her cousins in search for better opportunities. She worked at Troy Laundry, Boeing and as an assistant at John Muir Elementary School before retiring as a homemaker to take care of her children and grandchildren. While working at Boeing, she met the love of her life, Irving West Sr. They were married on April 17, 1960. To this union of 60 years, six children were born.

Edna loved the lord and prayed for her family daily. Her favorite gospel songs included “Hold My Mule” and “The Rough Side of the Mountain.” Edna enjoyed bowling and playing bridge with her husband. They bowled in a league for many years and played in bridge tournaments, winning many trophies.



Her love touched so many through her love for flowers, puzzles, cooking, and her giftedness as a gardener. She loved her family and friends. She would feed everyone in the neighborhood, making sure no one went hungry and known for her delicious “fried chicken” and “collard greens”. Often referred to as the “life of the party”, she loved to entertain for family and close friends, making sure everyone was happy and having a good time.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Jessie and Marie Moore.

She departed this life for her home in Heaven on Monday, October 26, 2020. Edna leaves to cherish her life and legacy: her husband, Irving West Sr.; six children: Clyde Wells Jr. (Katherine); Janice M. Bentley (Charles); Letitia A. West; Irving West Jr.; Victoria W


est; Geylar S. Locke (Phillip) all of Seattle, WA. Thirteen grandchildren; fourteen Great-grandchildren; and two Great-Great Grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was truly loved and will truly be missed.