Tuesday, December 04, 2012
SHANNON WEST-REDWINE Shannon Erin West Redwine, 45, of Las Vegas, entered into heaven surrounded by family and friends Nov. 30, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Redwine; children, Michael Jones, Micaela Redwine and Shane Loyd; grandson, Noah; parents, Maj. Gen. (retired) and Mrs W. Thomas West; sister, Dr. Robin McGlohn and husband Judd McGlohn; brother, Brian West and wife Michelle West; nieces, Reagan Lynne West and Lauren Erin McGlohn; many devoted aunts, uncles and cousins; and Kitten. Shannon was born in Selma, Ala., and grew up around the world in her military family. She was a graduate of Florida State University and UNLV, with a master's degree in social work. She retired in 2010 as regional homeless services coordinator for southern Nevada. Shannon helped establish several community programs and initiatives in southern Nevada, including the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force, the Clark County Neighborhood Services Unit, the Ready for Life Collaborative (focusing on transitioning youth and young adults) and Camp AnyTown. Recently, HELP of Southern Nevada renamed its facility for young people the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center in recognition of her tireless efforts in advocating for homeless youth in southern Nevada. Shannon's love for her community and passion for helping the disadvantaged was her life's work and is her legacy. Shannon was a member of Green Valley Christian Center, Leadership Las Vegas, American Society for Public Administration, Clark County Citizens' Advisory Committee and a loyal member of the FSU Silver State Seminole Alumni Association. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Heather Allen and the staff of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and Sunrise Hospital for their diligent and compassionate care during Shannon's cancer journey. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Palm Mortuary-Downtown, 1325 N. Main St. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Green Valley Christian Center, 711 Valle Verde Court, Henderson. In lieu of flowers, donations to celebrate Shannon's life may be made to HELP of Southern Nevada's Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Southern Nevada Homeless and Housing Trust Fund, Camp AnyTown, the Nevada Community Foundation Shannon West Redwine Fund, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.