Clara West was born on September 25, 1922, to Mable Thomas in Marshall, Texas.
She met and married Eddie Vernon West, Sr. in 1942. To this union, two sons were born. Her parents and one son, Donald West, preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Eddie West Jr.; two grandson, Donald L. West Jr., and Jeffrey A. West; great-grandson, Kendrick D. West, Cedric L. West, Don L. West, Jeffrey West Jr., Demarcus West, and Dereck Shaw; great-granddaughters: Courtney N. West and Eboney West; and a host of other relatives and friends.