April 5, 1954 - June 23, 2022
Gregory Howard West
April 5, 1954 – June 23, 2022
Gregory Howard West was born April 5th, 1954 in Portland, Oregon to Howard and Barbara West, joining his sister Jana and brother William (Bill).
He graduated in 1972 from Benson High School. In 1975 Greg married his high school sweetheart, Marianne.
Greg is remembered and loved by his wife; their daughter, Megan (Tim), three grandsons, Ethan, Eli, and Samuel; and son, Alexander (Kristin) and granddaughter, Charlotte. Greg loved his dog Murphy, his lifelong friends, home-improvement projects, traveling to Maui, and most of all his family.
At age 19 Greg started his 40-year career at BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. In retirement Greg enjoyed exploring Oregon’s beauty and was especially drawn to the ocean.
Greg passed away on June 23rd, 2022 from complications following surgery. His family respectfully requests any memorial contributions go to the American Red Cross, or Huntington’s Disease of America, HDSA.org.
An open house celebration of life will be held on July 30th at McMenamins Edgefield, 11 am to 2pm.