Maureen West remembered as ‘beacon of light’ in journalism and in life

Various men and women have explained Maureen West as a “bright light” to all all those all around her. 

West was a former writer and editor for The Arizona Republic, exactly where she published a wide variety of information from tricky-hitting breaking news, to informative items about stop-of-life care, to posts about her personal experiences. 

West died on July 21, 2022.

Past her men and women-centered journalism, those who ended up closest to West saw her as a sort, thoughtful unique with a heart for many others. 

West was born in Perry, Iowa, in 1952. She attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 1974 with a degree in interaction, journalism and related studies. After graduating, West went on to function in journalism for additional than 30 decades. 

She wrote at the Daytona Beach Information-Journal, The Fayetteville Observer and the Lexington Herald-Leader just before landing in Phoenix, the place she first worked for the Phoenix Gazette as opinion editor. She then went to The Republic when the two papers merged in 1995.

Nicole Lewis

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