On her third operation period a few days later, West died at the age of 58. Try again later. Failed to remove flower. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. After marrying Bill West, her songwriting partner and steel guitarist, the West's and their children moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1960's, where she played hostess to then-unknown songwriters such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. GREAT NEWS! Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Dottie West traded her gingham dresses in for glitz and glamour, changing the face of the modern woman in Country Music. × The singer never made it to the show as the car she’s riding in that time lost control and crashed into the central divider of the road. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Sorry! After her stint with Rogers, West continued recording as a solo artist. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Several artists in the country music industry paid tribute to West by attending her memorial services. In 1973, her signature song "Country Sunshine" became a hit Coca-Cola jingle and, in 1974, her marriage to Bill West ended. On her way to the famed show on August 30, 1991, West had her final journey. We have set your language to This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Year unknown. It’s almost three decades that we haven’t seen the country legend perform on stage or elsewhere. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Dottie West | Photo credit: digitaljournal.com. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Signing with Liberty Records in the early 1980‚Äôs, albums such as "High Times", "Special Delivery" and "Are You Happy Baby?" or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. See more ideas about Dottie west, Country music, Country music stars. Thanks for your help! From the 1982 TV Special "25 Years of Jerry Lee Lewis" this is a fine duet with Dottie West. Although West had her breakthrough in the ‘60s, the singer began establishing a close relationship with other rising country stars as early as the 1920s. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? GREAT NEWS! Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. ). Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Select a place on the map to place the pin. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. By August of 1990, she owed nearly $1.3 million in back taxes to the IRS, which later auctioned off her home and belongings. We’ve updated the security on the site. This photo is of Dottie West and Patsy Cline - Nashville Legends, Dottie West HAS ALREADY GONE HOME TO HEAVEN, Bob Mackie for Country Singer Dottie West. Introduction by Archie Campbell. At the onset of the ‘90s decade, West’s personal life and career experienced some setbacks leading her to declare bankruptcy. Please try again later. GREAT NEWS! Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Dec 4, 2016 - Patsy Cline's casket, Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, Nashville, TN, late in the week of Friday, March 8, 1963. Trending. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. West suffered major injuries, her spleen ruptured and liver was lacerated. This account has been disabled. Flashback to George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” – One of the Saddest Songs of All Time. Accordingly, “A Lesson in Leavin’” was among her notable solo records. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Related Posts. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Please reset your password. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Among those who she befriended were Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Roger Miller. Try again later.