An original Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board member, Wally West, died last week at the age of 90. A 50-year resident of the area and a retired dentist, West watched and participated in the development of the foothills area sourrounding the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District. West and the first Inter-Canyon Fire-Rescue Chief Sandy Simon helped ICFR obtain its first engine. Simon and West remained friends through their years working with ICFR, raised their children in the area and mourned the loss of their wives. West is survived by his two sons, Mark and Eric, daughter, Anna, and five grandchildren.
My condolences to their friends and family, sounds like he served the area well!
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