Richard West

Baker City, 1956-2017

Richard Alan West, 61, of Baker City, died Nov. 28, 2017, at his home at the Step Forward Activities Norton House.

His memorial service took place Friday, Dec. 1, at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Pastor Lennie Spooner officiating.

Richard was born on Jan. 15, 1956, at The Dalles to Thomas and Betty Johnson West. He loved Volkswagen Bugs, listening to music, conducting music, whistling, taking his significant other, Cindy, out for chocolate pie on date nights and taking car rides.

He leaves behind his brothers, Thomas West of Pahrump, Nevada, Larry West of Madras, Steven West of The Dalles, Robert West of Beaverton, and Jeff West of Tigard; his sisters, Barbara West of Woodburn and Deborah Peery of Hubbard; and his significant other, Cynthia Herndon.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Betty West.

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Calvin Profitt


Calvin Ray Profitt, 74, died peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 29, 2017, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Montana.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Calvin was born on Jan. 24, 1943, at Orofino, Idaho, to John and Grace Profitt. He was the second child of 11 brothers and sisters, so there was lots of activity in his family. He started school in Orofino and then attended different schools as his father had to move the family for work.

The last school he attended was Flathead High School, which he left after his sophomore year to enlist in the National Guard. He completed his service and was honorably discharged. He attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton for two semesters. Calvin decided school was not for him and went back to logging and driving truck.

Calvin retired from the Teamsters Union in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2008 and moved back to Libby to enjoy fishing, hunting and visiting with his many friends.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Grace Profitt; his brother, Larry Profitt; his sister, Judy Johnson; his sons, Lane and Shannon Profitt; and a stepdaughter, Shelly Tweet.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Deanna Profitt; daughter, Shawnna Robertson; son, Raymond Profitt (Kelly); and stepchildren (although they were considered his children), Bernie Clark (Tina), Sally Sutherland, Rick Sutherland (Raeann); his siblings, Dave Profitt (Claudette) of Baker City, Debbie McCray (Jim) of Baker City, Loren Profitt, Glenda Profitt, Ramona Cain (Pat), Cindy Brown, Cecil Profitt, and Tammy Burnside; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.