Teresa Heath West

Teresa “Terrie” Heath West, 57, Freeland, died Dec. 27, 2002, following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born Oct. 19, 1945, in Washington D.C., to Mickie Heath of Overland Park, Kan., and William R. Heath.

She spent her childhood in St. Louis and Kansas City. She graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

She was employed by Pan American World Airways for three years as a flight attendant based in Miami and San Francisco.

She married Gary West April 4, 1970. After moves from California to Utah and back to California, they moved to Miami, Okla., to build a family business and to raise their two sons. They moved to Freeland in 1988 and divided their time between Washington and Oklahoma.

Mrs. West enjoyed traveling. She was an active member of the EJ P.E.O. sisterhood in Miami, was a Cub Scout den mother and was very involved with school projects while her sons were in the Miami school system. She and her husband started a sister Hearts & Hammers program in Miami in 1997, earning national recognition from USA Today during its first workday. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Freeland and Miami.

She is survived by her husband, Gary West, of Freeland; and two sons, John West and his wife, Jami, of Oklahoma City, and Corbin West of Denver.

A memorial service was held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Miami. Memorials may be made to Friends of Friends, P.O. Box 812, Langley, WA 98260.

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