January 16, 1952 - May 30, 2020
Carol Elizabeth West was born in Bremerton, Washington on January 16, 1952 to Richard and Dorothy (Friedrich) Leonard. She spent the earliest part of her life in Port Orchard and graduated from South Kitsap High School. She had a big heart, was loyal, and very much a people person (she could make a friend anywhere she would go). She touched many people’s hearts. That made her a prime candidate to be the consummate neighborhood mom. She helped raise many children that were not her own but with all the love a natural mother would have given them. That meant that when her one or even all three of her kids piled into her car to go places you could count on several other kids piling in to go places with them. She always loved being with her family for holidays and any other gatherings she could be with them at. That meant that she was going to have to get over her apprehension of flying. Her first airplane trip to was to Hawaii because if you must fly you might as well stay up for a while. She was extremely nervous, but she went and conquered her fear of heights and of flying and had a great time. She enjoyed her visit so much that she went back a second time. We were proud of her. Another memory was of when she went with Mary to her first concert of her favorite singer Travis Tritt she was so excited and happy. That was the first of many more concerts they attended together. When she was younger, she would love going to listen to local country bands and line dance. Carol enjoyed gaming at casino’s, going on train rides and watching birds. Among her favorite place to travel to was Reno. At the very top of the list though was spending time with her grandchildren. Perhaps her favorite flower was pink carnations. She went to eternal home from Vancouver, Washington on May 30, 2020 and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy Leonard and her brother Robert Leonard. She is survived by her children and their families, Heather Tumolva, Jamie West, and Mary Gonzalez. There will be a graveside service to honor her life at Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 11:00. Due to pandemic concerns, the service will be limited to 100 persons and all in attendance should wear facial coverings.
Carol Elizabeth West was born in Bremerton, Washington on January 16, 1952 to Richard and Dorothy (Friedrich) Leonard. She spent the earliest part of her life in Port Orchard and graduated from South Kitsap High School. She had a big heart,... View Obituary & Service Information
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