Dorothy West (born 25 Aug. 1916, died 12 Feb. 2003) taught in the Davis schools from 1969 to 1979, where she directed choirs. Prior to coming to Davis, she was a teacher in her home state of Indiana for 30 years. Following her retirement, she remained active as choir director at St. James Catholic Church and accompanied for the Davis Comic Opera Company and other musical performance groups. She died in Washington state where she resided with her brother in later years. She received the Harmony in Our Lives Award in 1990.

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Duffy, Judy; 1990 Nov. 6, "West wins 'Harmony' award," Davis Enterprise, pg. A11.