STEUBEN - Our dear Mother passed away at MCMH Saturday Feb 7th.
She was born August 26, 1922 the daughter of Wilbur and Christie (Pinkham) Parritt.
Mom married our Dad in 1941. They celebrated 61 anniversaries before his death in 2002. They both worked hard to raise and support the family. After retirement they enjoyed traveling together to all 50 states.
Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn West, Jane Shephard and husband John, Pauline West and husband Paul. Two half brothers Robert Parritt and wife Phyllis, James Parritt and wife Lottie.
She had seven grandchildren, Blair West and wife Susan, Robert E. West, Christian West and wife Kathleen, Judith Pearson and husband Samuel, Vaughn West and wife Joanne, Shelby West Briggs and husband Chris, Ava Brown and husband Jeremy. She also had eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews all of whom she knew and loved.
Affectionately she earned the nick-name "Gram Badger" because of her love and attention to our children.
She was predeceased by her husband Roger, son-in-law Robert L. West and great-granddaughter Rachel Pearson. Sisters Dixie Mitchell and husband George, Hazel Norwood and husband Herschel and niece Joyce Wellington.
Internment will be held at the Smithville Family Cemetery in Steuben at a later date in the spring.