Title: In Memoriam: Earl West
Publication: The Outcrop, March 2002, p. 7
Earl West was known by friends and associates as a man of remarkable talent, intellect, curiosity and integrity. He was a voracious reader and pursued perfection in all undertakings. Born in Mountain View on August 23, 1923, he was raised in Saratoga and Wheatland. After graduating from the University of Wyoming he moved to Casper where he spent the rest of his life.
He served in the US Army’s 14th Armored Division from 1943-46, earning the good conduct and Victory Medals for service in the European Theater during World War II.
He worked for Continental Oil Co. as a geologist and then became an independent geologist and oil and gas producer. He was a pioneer in exploring for petroleum in the Powder River Basin.
He was a member of the WGA, WPA, RMPGA, AAPG, Casper Petroleum Club, Kiwanis Club of Casper, Cowboy Joe Club, University of Wyoming Alumni Association, Ducks Unlimited and Central Wyoming Retriever Club.