A photo of Luella Mary “Lou” West

Luella Mary “Lou” West

May 31, 1934 - September 1, 2017

Luella Mary West, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 after a brief illness.  Luella, affectionately known as Lou, was born on May 31, 1934, to Arthur W. and Alice Freda (Miller) Keiner, in Mountaintop, PA.

She graduated from Fairview High School in 1952, a class of 17 students.  Lou went on to become a bank teller before marrying Frederick G. West, Jr., the love of her life and, together, had three children, Frederick G. III, MaryLou, and Barbara.  She was a fiercely devoted mother and grandmother, never missing a special event (especially cheering on her kids at Glasgow High School), and is quoted as saying she had the best children and grandchildren with whom she was so incredibly proud.  Lou’s large circle of friends is evidence of her commitment to those who were so important to her “ she made friends for life.  She was a charter member of the Newark Charitable and Social Club, and enjoyed the events and friendships made at the Newark Senior Center.  A proud cancer survivor, Lou enjoyed taking cruises with family and friends, trying her luck at the casino, playing weekly Mah Jongg, reading (sometimes three books at a time), going out to lunch, and shopping.  We envision Lou and Fred spending what would have been their 55

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  • So sorry to hear about Lou passing , she was a great and generous person , especially with her children and grandchildren, will be sorely missed.

  • I met Lou 31 years ago at NCSC and she was one “special” lady. She always had a smile and a good family story to share. We will certainly miss our sweet Lou at all our club functions and Wildwood vacations. Rest in peace friend.
    Love, Carole

  • Sorry for your loss. Lou was a great friend. I will really miss her greatly and hearing stories of her wonderful family.

    You have my deepest sympathy.

    Barbara Donaghy

  • Very sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. She was a sweet, caring lady. I will always remember what fun we had bowling.

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of Lou, our thoughts are with her and her family.

  • LOU WAS SUCH A NICE PERSON, I WILL SURELY MISS HER.