Violet Joanne West 3/21/26 ~ 4/12/09 Born in Salt Lake City, Utah where she lived most of her life. Married Howard H. West April 20, 1946 and divorced 17 years later. Jo worked for 29 years at O.C. Tanner Co., retiring in 1991. Her reception committee in heaven includes both parents; two sisters; one grandson, one great-grandson and many friends. Staying behind to join her later are her children, Claudia (Rick) Owens, Michigan; Dan (Anita) West and Karen (Dave) Rogers, West Valley City, UT; 8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several more friends and neighbors. The family wishes to give a big thank you to Dr. John Dietlein and the staff of Vista Care Hospice. Jos wishes for cremation with no funeral services have been honored. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Childrens Hospital, Shriners Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home.