Ernest C. West Jr.
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Ernest C. West Jr.- Passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family March 17th, 2021; he was 75. Born March 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL to Barbara Chilcote and Ernest C. West Sr.; preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Goldie Chilcote. He proudly served his country, four years in the Marine Corps and 14 years in Army Special Forces, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He served on CSPD, and taught at Blair College, National College/ NAU, Denver Tech, PPCC, PCC, CTU, and Adams State. He held leadership roles in The American Legion Post. 2, American Legion Riders, Marine Corps League Detachment #1376, and Pueblo Veterans Council. Survived by his loving family including his loving wife of 43 years, Lola; children, Darla Smith (Cary), Ernest Charles West III, Victor West (Sara), Tanya West (Harley), Sarah West Herrera (Shaun); grandchildren, Kimberly, Kristopher, Taylor, Kayla, and Joseph West, Mackenzie Killough, Michael Vialpondo, Emily and John Barney, Alyssa Sykes, and Lux Herrera; and his constant companion Princesszin. Memorial service sometime this summer; please check social media.

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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 29, 2021.
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April 3, 2021
Dearest Lola and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and healing for all of you.
Bev Kersten
April 1, 2021
Lola and family,
I was both shocked and saddened to learn of Ernie's passing. He was a friend and one oof my most loyal instructors at National College/National American University. He was very dependab when it came to teaching classes. He was very popular with his students. My condolences. May he rest in eternal peace.
Bill Flannagan
March 31, 2021
I so many AMAZING memories with Ernie, he thought my parents in collage and has been apart of the family ever since. He inspired me to join the USMC and he definitely will forever be the coolest person I have ever met.
Emberly Nurre
March 30, 2021
I only met Ernie once but he was a brother Marine and made me feel like I had known him forever. Rest In Peace my brother.
Kevin Steenbergen
March 28, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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