Lucy West, 76, passed away peacefully and while surrounded by loving friends and family June 24, 2012, at her home in Globe, Ariz., after a short battle with cancer.
She was born July 7, 1935, in Oak Creek and had been a resident of Globe for 45 years. She was employed by the state of Arizona taking care of the mentally disabled for many years and continued taking care of the elderly in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her two sons, Billy West, of Phoenix, and Bobby West and his wife, Bertha Linda, of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Cloreena Dobbs and her husband, Rusty, of Globe; five grandchildren, Joseph West and his wife, Janyce, of Phoenix; Billie West-Khan and his wife, Faizal, of Henderson, Nev.; Heather Dobbs-Riccobono and her husband, Vinny, of Gilbert, Ariz.; Bobby Dobbs, of Globe; and Aaron Dobbs, of Globe; four great-grandchildren, Robbie Dobbs, Andrew West, Patryck Dobbs and Gabriella Riccobono; two brothers, Tony Nieto and wife, Angie, of Denver, and Jesus Guerrero and his wife, Patty, of Grand Junction; one sister, Carmen Beck, of Cedaredge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her extended family includes Sanna Castro and her husband, Crow, and Sandy Vines and her husband, Benny, of Globe.
Lucy was a strong Christian woman and made her home at the Pentecostal Church, where she brought many friends to worship. She was the type of person who would drop anything to help a friend or family member, as she truly cherished her relationships with them. She had a great personality, sense of humor, was very outgoing and, in turn, made many friends around the country. Her sense of humor made so many people laugh and put a smile on their faces. She had a passion for giving back and had a caring spirit that touched many people. She enjoyed working in her yard that had beautiful vines and cactus. She also enjoyed reading novels and writing in her diary. She collected Native American memorabilia and butterflies.