Mom is FREE and passed peacefully to heaven with amazing grace surrounded by family on Saturday, February 10, 2018 six days shy of her 84th birthday. Mary was born February 16, 1934 in Murray Utah to Burnett & May Park Forbush, the 2nd of 8 children. Mary graduated from Jordan High school in 1952. Married the love of her life, Albert S. West Jr. on March 20, 1953, divorced, married Claude Wells Jr. 1975, later divorced.
Mary lived in Cottonwood Heights where she raised three sons. Mary was passionate about her family. She loved people greatly and was known as mom to all her sons friends. She cherished family memories and drives in the canyon.
Mary was fiercely independent and worked hard throughout her life in various areas of retail, and self employment with her cleaning business where she treated clients like family.
Mary had amazing energy and talent in all she did. She loved photography, sewing, gardening, baking and cooking along with everybody's favorite Christmas candy.
Survived by sons Brad (Leanne) West, Todd (Stacy) West, Troy (Sherry) West, grandchildren Marissa (Aaron) Richardson, Ricky Mejias. Brothers & sisters Ramona, Dick, Judy, John, Mike & Lynda.
Mary lived a life of amazing strength and love, touching the hearts of all right up to her passing.
The family would like to express special thanks to the amazing teams of Caring Senior Services and Heartwood Home Health & Hospice.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the south side of the building. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM also at Starks Funeral Parlor, where friends may call upon the family one hour prior.