Gloria Kay West, 71, Minot, died Monday, April 28, 2014, in a Minot health-care center.
Gloria was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Minot, to Virgil and Lilly (Hansen) Miller. She was reared and educated in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1961. Gloria was once married to Donald Taylor and they made their home at various Air Force bases throughout the world. Following their divorce she resided in Alamogordo, N.M., and Dallas. She returned to Minot in 1990, where she was employed as a bookkeeper at Cenex for many years.
Gloria married James West on April 13, 1996, in Minot. Following her retirement they continued to make their home in Minot.
Gloria especially enjoyed caring for her pet dogs, bowling, crocheting, reading and knitting.
Gloria is survived by: her loving husband of 18 years, James; children, Ronda (Ronald) Speed, of Waxahachie, Texas, Jeffrey (Judy) Taylor, of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Bradley (Barbara) Taylor, of Franklin, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Miller, of Minot; and several nieces and nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; stepdaughter, Torrie West; sister, Bonnie Lyon; and brother, Virgil Miller.
Celebration of the Life of Gloria West: Today, May 2, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Interment: Will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation was Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the funeral home.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Souris Valley Animal Shelter, Minot, or the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).