Mary West

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West, Mary June (Lowe), age 81, died on June 8, 2012, in Fargo, North Dakota. 

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  Mary was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on November 20, 1930, to Earl Forrest Lowe, Jr., and Erma Marie (DelZotto) O’Brien.  She grew up in Duluth with her mother and Italian grandparents, Osvaldo DelZotto and Teresa (Gardonio) DelZotto. On October 18, 1952, she married Floyd E. West.  Mary devoted her life to raising their five daughters.  Mary was proud of her Italian heritage, was an excellent cook, and made the best spaghetti in the world.  She loved traveling with her girls, crafting, and quilting, and spending time with her friends and family.  Mary was a strong woman, who battled her disease with dignity.  She spent her last days with her family.  Mary’s husband, Floyd E. West, and her parents preceded her in death.  Mary is survived by her daughters, Patricia Rowe of Marietta, Georgia; Kathleen (Tom) Richard of Eagan, Minnesota; Terese (Glen Skarbakka) West of Wayzata, Minnesota; Mary (Tony) Krupich of Fargo, North Dakota; and Jean (Kio) West-Watanabe of Broomfield, Colorado; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service and burial will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.  Mary’s family is deeply grateful for the palliative care team at Sanford Hospital, South Campus, Fargo, for their care and comfort, as well as Sanford’s pulmonary rehabilitation staff for their support of individuals with end-stage lung disease. 

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  1. I am truly sorry for your loss and have been keeping you in my prayers ever since my mother told me about Mary’s passing.

  2. Eden Prairie Minnesota
    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother. My folks, Bob and Phyl Lowe, pass on their sympathies as well.

    I will attend the service here in Minneapolis when it is announced.

    Mary the oldest “Lowe” grandchild and I the youngest – a span of 37 years.

  3. I would like to second the opinion that Mary June made the best spaghetti in the world. I only have fond memories of her.

  4. Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors from the past towns we had lived in. It was such a surprise to come on here and see your names.

    We will miss our mother greatly, losing a parent is never easy.

    Thank you for your kind words and in reaching out.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I saw it in the Duluth, MN
    paper. I remember when I would come up to your house on Medina St. and Kathy, we’d make a tent in the backyard along the clothesline. Your mom would get after TC & Mary for bothering us “older” girls – and she would send out treats for us. It’s very hard to lose a parent, especially a mom. Take care, you will always have great memories! God Bless!

  6. west fargo ndI used to do Mary’s hair at moorhead center mall. I truely enjoyed her appointments and looked forward to them. I am saddened to think that will be no more. She was a wonderful, kind, considerate, and thoughtful person who will be missed. I pray that you find peace in your time of grief. Sincerely, Alice

  7. Richmond TexasMay your hearts find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God and his son, Jesus Christ promised, one day soon – death and the disease of aging will be no more -Revelation 21:3,4 Job 33:25. My deepest sympathy to the West family for your loss.

  8. Smyrna GeorgiaOur thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Please take comfort in knowing that she is home now. God Bless.

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