Mary F. Forest passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, in Pagosa Springs. She lived to an amazing age of 101 years old.
Mary was born in Scotland, October 31, 1920 to parents: James and Catherine Flynn. The family immigrated to the US in 1923 and moved to Missouri. She had four siblings, James, Kate, Josephine, and Patrick. She was married to Lee Forest on August 3, 1940. They had two daughters, Mary Lee and Jamie Forest. Mary, Lee, and their young family moved from Missouri in 1952 to California for many years until, 2018 when she moved to Colorado to be closer to her daughter and her husband, Jamie and Gary.
Mary enjoyed swimming, walking and hiking and she never stopped learning and enriching her life. She was trying to learn piano, studied braille and attempted to learn different languages as well as learning to square dance. In her honor, the family wants to impart these words, "Celebrate life not death."
She is survived by two daughters Mary Lee Walters and Jamie Draper; six grandchildren: Gabriel, Chelsea, Skydrea, Mark, Laurie, and Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.
Graveside service are planned for Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.