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promoted to glory_Mary Clark West

maryWestMary Clark West, 92, was promoted to Glory May 12 from Beaverton, Ore.

Mary Clark was born March 12, 1921, in Peoria, Ill. She became a Salvation Army officer in the Central Territory, commissioned with the Crusaders Session in 1941. She later married Bill Kingrey (d. 2002), and they had five children.

Mary lived in Canada and California, and then moved to Beaverton, where she met David West. West’s sister, Major Carol Madsen-Yardley, officiated at the couple’s marriage in 2008 at the Salem Corps, where Mary West faithfully soldiered. She was known for her strong witness and dedication to the Lord.

Mary West is survived by her husband, Dave; son, John (Anne) Kingrey; daughter-in-law, Pattie Kingrey (widow of son Bill); and daughters, Kathy Kingrey, Marguerite (Doug) Schmidt, Sheila (Gunther) Dihm; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Salem Corps Officer Lt. Jared Arnold conducted a celebration of life service at the corps on May 25.

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