February 6, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Brenda J. West, age 75, of Elwood, Nebraska

Brenda J. West, age 75, of Elwood, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, October 16 th , 2022, at
her home. She was born December 9 th , 1946, at Fullerton, California to James & Bernice
(DeWitt) Netherland.

She grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and attended school at Scottsbluff High School. After her
schooling, she married David L. West on April 10, 1964, at Scottsbluff, Nebraska. To this union
two children were born; Jim in 1965 and Stacy in 1967. They lived in Aurora, Brady,
Gothenburg, and later in 1976 they moved to Elwood, Nebraska. While in Aurora she worked
at the hospital as a candy stripe nurse, and also babysat for some families. David and Brenda
would open West Drive-In in 1981 at Elwood and owned for a number of years.

She loved her grandchildren and always loved to follow them in all their activities. She looked
forward to her family coming to go hunting and her being able to feed them all. She enjoyed
going to the races in Lexington, playing Bingo, and watching the Royals and Huskers play on

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David, sister-in-law Barbara Stackhouse &
Carol West, great-niece Alex Potter, brother-in-law Gene Beohmer.

Brenda is survived by her children; Jim (Syndee) West of Wymore, Nebraska; Stacy (Roger)
Schneider of Elwood, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Chris West, Austin West, Samantha
Houseman, Karen Schneider, Kevin Schneider, Emalee Maxson, Jacob Oblinger, Jalan Fields;
and 8 great grandchildren, sisters Sue Beohmer of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Judy (Gary) Duncan
of Greeley, Colorado, brother-in-law Dennis West of San Jacinto, California, sister-in-law
LeAnne (Josh) Skavdahl of Harrison, Nebraska.

There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be
Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 2 PM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Elwood, Nebraska

with Pastor Aaron Witt, officiating. Service will be livestreamed on “Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church-Elwood, NE” YouTube page. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of
the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at

Source: Obituaries