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Wallace D. West

Wallace D. West

March 15, 1943 - March 9, 2018


Wallace D. West passed away March 9, 2018 at age 74 in Florence, Oregon. Wally was proud of his Oregon roots. He was born March 15, 1943 in Oregon City to Lester and Lois Glass West. His maternal ancestors crossed the plains to settle in the Upper Rogue area of Jackson County. His paternal Finnish ancestors settled Astoria.


Wallace graduated from Eagle Point High School in the class of 1961 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 1971 from the University of Oregon. He became a landlord in Eugene and an investor. He and his life partner and wife, Janet Chappell, retired to Florence in 2014.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Carole Forbes and her husband, Edward of Longview, Washington and three nieces and their families.


Memorial donations to any organization whose goals are to protect and preserve the environment of Oregon will be appreciated. Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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