Cynthia Duncan West

Cynthia Duncan West, of Austin, Texas died Monday, March 29, 2021.

A memorial celebration of life service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 3, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Pampa with Rev. Charlie Stevens, pastor, officiating. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Cynthia was born November 17, 1938 in Pampa to J. Wade and Ferne Barnard Duncan, pioneer families of Gray and Carson counties. She was a 1957 graduate of Pampa High School, and a 1961 graduate of the University of Texas, with a degree in elementary education and teaching. She married William Deen West on August 9, 1962 in Pampa. He passed away March 7, 2021. Cynthia was a member of the First United Methodist Churches in Pampa and Round Rock, a passionate teacher, a dedicated community servant, and a loving wife and mother. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Chi Omega alumnae, Stephens Ministry, and board member of White Deer Land Museum. Cynthia also served on many other civic and county organizations. Cynthia will be remembered for her grace, compassion, and deep faith. 

Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister, Angela Spearman, and a sister-in-law, Katherine Duncan.

She is survived by her two children, Angela Richardson of Cedar Park and Troy West and wife Kammy of Austin; five grandchildren, Jake Richardson, and wife Taylor, Will Richardson, Kristen Richardson, Allison West, and Ryan West; a brother, Bill Duncan, and wife Jenny of Plainview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends its love and appreciation to her many devoted friends as well as to her kind caregivers including Michelle Davenport, the skilled nursing staff at Longhorn Village and Heart to Heart Hospice Care.

Memorials may be made to The White Deer Land Museum, PO Box 1556, Pampa, Texas 79066-1556; First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1981, Pampa, Texas 79066-1981; or a favorite charity.

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