Don M. West, 88, passed away, Jan. 12, 2011. He was born in Belknap, Iowa, raised in Princeton, Mo., and attended the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He remained in the Army Reserve and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
His engineering career was spent in Pittsfield, Mass. He retired to North Carolina and came to Roswell in 1992. Don was an avid model railroad enthusiast. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home. He is survived by son, Richard and daughter -in-law, Ginny of North Canton, Ohio; by daughter, Cindy Conder and son-in-law, Robert, of Corvalis, Ore.; and by daughter, Debye West of Moseley, Va. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. According to his wishes, he was cremated; a private family memorial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.