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Melanie Dawn West

Died: September 28, 2018

Melanie Dawn West passed from our world Friday, September 28, 2018. Melanie was born in Colchester, England, July 1953 and traveled all over the world with parents, AF officer Oliver West (deceased) and mother Margaret Jones West. Melanie came to Baton Rouge in 1975 to obtain her graduate degree in engineering after re…read more

Melanie Dawn West passed from our world Friday, September 28, 2018. Melanie was born in Colchester, England, July 1953 and traveled all over the world with parents, AF officer Oliver West (deceased) and mother Margaret Jones West. Melanie came to Baton Rouge in 1975 to obtain her graduate degree in engineering after receiving BS degrees in math and chemistry from University of Southern Mississippi. She retired from biochemistry research at LSU in 1991 to pursue a life of quilting. Quilting was her life passion and she was recognized as an expert talent. Melanie was a founding member of the River City Quilt Guild where her meticulous creativity produced one-of-a-kind masterpieces of thread and cloth. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Winston Wallace; mother, Margaret West; sister, Diane West-Bourke (husband Michael Rifkin); brother-in-law William Wallace (wife Barbara); sister-in-law Mary Schanler (husband Richard); and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. The family would like to thank the Ollie Steele Burden staff, Sunrise staff, OLOL ICU staff and particularly Alice Fredlund and JoAnn Evers for their help over the last six years. A celebration of Melanie’s life will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, Baton Rouge on Saturday, November 10, beginning with a visitation at 1:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 2:00, and visitation resuming until 4:30. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org).

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm -

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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