John "Jack" C. West

John “Jack” C. West

John “Jack” C. West, of Alpine, Texas died on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019, with the joyousness of celebrating Jesus’ birthday in his heart.

John was born on Feb. 14, 1955 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Jesse Christopher West and Barbara (Gorham) West. He and his parents moved to Alpine in May 1970. He graduated from Alpine High School in 1973. Upon graduation, John worked for various employers in Alpine, and he finally worked as a supervisor for Desert Eagle Distributors until his retirement.

The Most Holy Rosary was recited on Jan. 2, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Father Mike of Presidio, Texas served as celebrant. Burial followed at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine.

John was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid coffee drinker at Magoo’s Place and McDonalds. He enjoyed traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends on the Rio Grande. His favorite places to travel were New Mexico and Arizona, where he especially enjoyed visiting many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He just recently returned from a trip to South Dakota with his friend JD. John enjoyed eating menudo and Hatch green chiles.

John will most be remembered by his family and friends for his loving and caring of his beloved dog, as well as his love for his family and friends. He also enjoyed strolls or rides through Alpine with his beloved companion, Maggie, a terrier.

Those left to honor and cherish the memory of John are his beloved Maggie; his brother Steve West and wife Renee of Florence, Arizona; his nieces Tereasa Ornelas and husband Ervie of Carlsbad, New Mexico, along with their children, Ian and Zach; and Christina Hernandez and husband Larry of Tucson, Arizona and their daughter, Gabrielle; his aunts Patricia Brown, Rosie Gorham, Carlene Gorham, Glenda West, and uncle Jackie Gorham. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and Buzz Stice, his best friend who enjoyed exploring the river with Jack.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Epilepsy Foundation of Landover, Maryland, the American Lung Association of Chicago, Illinois, or to a charity of your choice.

The West family entrusted Alpine Memorial Funeral Home with arrangements.

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