Michael Lee West

Michael Lee West, 67, of Burley passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at his home. 

Mike was born on September 21, 1954, to Ruth and Melvin West. Mike grew up on his dad’s farm known as the North Side Project on the outskirts of Paul, Idaho along with his mother Ruth, and his sisters Allene, Kaylee, & Ellen. Mike graduated from Minico High School, married, and built a home on the corner of his dad's farm. Here, Mike and Barbara raised seven children: Matt, Sarah, Adam, Curtis, Stephannie, Joseph, and Morgan. Mike was excellent at snow skiing and took his family boating and water skiing often. 

Mike retired and moved to a home in Burley, Idaho overlooking the Snake River. In the early morning he loved driving his pickup to the gas station to get his Diet Pepsi and newspaper. Many afternoons were spent watching and playing with his grandchildren. He loved to sit in his chair and watch the slow moving, ever flowing, majestic Snake River or watch Bonanza. 

The family would like to thank Harrison’s Hope Hospice for the loving care Mike received from Kippy and Vilinda.  We are grateful for Sarah Hill who also cared for Mike. We also are grateful for Kathy Hines, Dan Hendricks, and Ken Burnham who always checked in on Mike as well.

The family had a small private service on January 6, 2020. Mike will be laid to rest at the Paul, Idaho Cemetery later. Services are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home.

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