Bettie Louise West

September 3, 1925March 5, 2018

Bettie Louise (Robertson) West joined her Heavenly Lord and Savior on March 5, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Leland C. West. She leaves behind her three children: Iva Lee (West) Capps, Robert Wayne West (Janice), Alvin Thomas West (Kathy); her six grandchildren: Stephanie (Capps) Dyke (Rob), Ashley (West) Cadwallader (Wayne), Joshua West (Jesse), Angelica West, Bianca West, and Austin West; her 3 great-grandchildren: Connor Dyke, Ethan Cadwallader, and Mason Cadwallader.

Bettie grew up in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, and came to the DC area during WWII. She worked for the Navy Department, later met our dad and they married in 1948.

Our mom was the centerpiece of our family. She greeted all with an infectious smile and always made everyone welcome in her home.

In lieu of flowers, our family requests that you bestow flowers or an act of kindness to a living loved one. Donations also can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Heart Association

A private burial for family will be at St. Luke's in Smithfield, VA for her eternal rest next to her our father Leland C. West.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bettie Louise West

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Jo-Ann Scichilone

March 16, 2018

Ralph and I are so very sad at the sudden loss of your lovely mother. She was always so sweet and kind to us - I know you will miss her tremendously. You all are on our hearts and in our prayers.

Daphne Joseph

March 14, 2018

Iva, Robert Wayne and Tommy

I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Bettie’s death. I have such fond memories of her at Uncle Wayne’s. She always had a beautiful smile and a keen interest in what was going on in our lives. I know you all will miss her so much. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy and Bill Klingenstein

March 13, 2018

Iva, Robert ,Tommy and extended family,

We are so saddened by the sudden loss of your mom. She was always so sweet to us whenever we saw her, which was not often enough. Each of you are in our prayers during this season.

virginia waldropv

March 13, 2018

Iva Lee, Robert and Tommy so sorry of the Death of Aunt Bettie I know she will be missed by all that knew her. I loved her so much and will miss talking to her.

Robin DeSonia

March 12, 2018

I loved Bettie. Her smile and laughter were so beautiful. I am so thankful that we had many family events together. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Scott and Denise West

March 12, 2018

So sorry to hear that Aunt Bettie has passed away. I have fond memories of her at West family reunions from her smile, her joyful and gracious demeanor, and how she was always interested in what was going on in our lives.