SOUTH PORTLAND — Shirley E. West, 83, of Grand Street, died Oct. 1 at the South Portland Nursing Center.
She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 15, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence F. and Evelyn L. Burnham Bryant. She attended schools in Portland and graduated from Portland High School in the Class of 1948.
West worked from home raising her three children. Later, she was employed for many years by the Falmouth School Department. In her spare time, she enjoyed going for drives in the car and always had a remodeling project going on at home. Her greatest love was the time she spent surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold West, in June 2000, and also by two brothers, Floyston and Philip Bryant.
West is survived by a daughter, Sandra Butler and husband, Nelson, of South Portland; two sons, Harold and wife, Carlene West Jr., of Gray, and Lawrence West Sr., of South Portland; two sisters, Jennie Weeks, of Wiscassett, and Helen Nyboe, of Round Pond; grandchildren, Wendy and Resty Sapuan, of South Portland, Harold and Linda West III, of Windham, and Lawrence West Jr., of South Portland; and two great-grandchildren, Gracie Sapuan and Kristen Byrnes, both of South Portland.
Visitation was held Monday at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Forest City Cemetery, in South Portland.