November 22, 1939 to December 31, 2022
Margaret (Maggie) Ella O’Malley West passed away peacefully in her home at The Terraces of Phoenix on December 31, 2022. Maggie was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 22, 1939. Her parents, John and Margaret O’Malley moved to Tempe, Arizona where Maggie grew up. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1960, and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Maggie and her husband, Tony West moved to central Phoenix where she taught elementary school and raised a family to include 3 sons, and 5 grandchildren.
As a vivacious member of the Phoenix community, Maggie belonged and held leadership positions with the Assistance League of Phoenix, Junior League of Phoenix, 1984 Olympic Committee, Brophy Mothers’ Guild, and past President of Boys Hope Arizona. She gave generously of her time and energy to Brophy and St. Francis Parish in Phoenix with volunteer support.
The true light and joy in Maggie’s life came from her family, which she considered “perfect in all ways.” Her unconditional love, strength, heartfelt warmth and steadfast support as a wife, mother, and grandmother were given unselfishly…a true gift and treasured legacy to be passed on. She will be missed enormously by family, friends, and community. Her memory forever honored as a beautiful women of style, grace and generosity with a joyful spirit.
Maggie is survived by her three sons: Bill (Lisa), John (Sherry) and Steve (Fawn). She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren: Anthony, Nicholas, Lucas, Madeleine and Phillip.
There will be a visitation from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Maggie’s honor on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N Central Ave, Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Maggie West to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/ or Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona https://bhghaz.org/ .
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