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Elizabeth Baker West  

Elizabeth Baker West
“Aunt Libby”

May 31, 1927 – November 5, 2017

Elizabeth Baker West, age 90, of Bear, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 31, 1927, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late James A. and Emma (Johnston) Baker. She was a member of the William Penn High School Graduating Class of 1946.

Elizabeth was fondly known as “Aunt Libby” not only by family, but also by friends and neighbors. She loved traveling, collecting owls, crocheting and was proud to be a native Delawarean. Above all else, Elizabeth enjoyed and loved being with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold M. West, Sr., who was the love of her life and her “one and only”; sister, Louise Baker Brown; brother, James C. Baker; and great grandchildren, Evan Temler and Grayson Giammatteo. Elizabeth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold M. West II and Jane Kelleher West and daughter, Aline West Stant (Dana). She was proud to be the grandmother of Carli West Brumfield (Tyson), Joy Stant (Stephen), Lauren Stant Temler (Keith), Dana Stant Giammatteo (Nick), and John D. Stant II (Michelle). Also very special to her were her great grandchildren, Colleen Collins, Corbin and Avery Brumfield, Lane and Reid Temler, Braden, Isabella, and Jack Giammatteo, and Elizabeth (Lily) Stant.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday morning, November 13, 2017, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Campbell Center, in memory of Amy Morris, 4641 Weldin Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  1. Rev Clayton W Hewes Jr, November 7, 2017

    Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family, at this time of loss. Keep the fond memories of Elizabeth (Libby) locked in your heart forever and know she is resting in peace without anymore pain and suffering. Additionally, she has been reunited with her love, Harold, for eternity. May God’s blessings shine upon each of you now and forever.
    Love Always, Sandy and Buddy

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  2. Jeannette Pippin, November 7, 2017

    Heartfelt condolences on your loss. Libby was not only my sister-in-law, but my good friend and will be greatly missed.

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  3. Nadia H., November 8, 2017

    Aline and Family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

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  4. Nancy Corrigan Horne, November 11, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth Ann’s passing (that’s what I always called her). I am also saddened that I am not able to be there on Monday to share in her celebration of life. She was a great person and we always laughed when we were together. I will always think of her when I wrap myself in the beautiful white blanket she crocheted for me (however, she did say it was for Tommy and not me). But that was Elizabeth Ann. Always an ornery streak!! Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers to the whole family. She did love you all so much as I know you loved her. I will continue to pray for only happy memories and know that she is in a better place surrounded by love again. Love to all. Nancy

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  5. Peggy Carroll, November 12, 2017

    To all, So sorry for your loss. I saw how much love your mom/grand mom /great grand mom had for each one of you. She was a special lady. Remember Aline’s 50th birthday party. She was a lot of fun too.

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  6. Shiela, November 13, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures in this time of bereavement.

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  7. Velina D Britton, November 13, 2017

    Dear Harold, Aline, Jane and family, I am so, so sorry to learn of Mrs. West passing . I just heard the news today while attending funeral services for a close family friend. Mrs. West kept it real. She missed her late husband, loved her children, grandchildren and extended family. Her deep roots in the Fairwinds community and her spiritual life meant everything to her. Our prayers and sympathy, Rest In Peace, Velina Britton and Family

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