- Florence was born in Anaconda, Montana to Alfred and Essie (Blodgett)
Lucas, the fifth of eight children. They moved to Oregon in 1925.
She attended Stayton Union High School. She
married Stanley James Forrest in 1940, in Vancouver, WA.
was very involved with their children’s various activities,
including Scouting, 4-H, Job’s Daughters, and DeMolay. She loved
gardening and became a Master Gardener in The Dalles. She was a
very social and giving person who enjoyed the company of her
friends and family.
and her husband were charter members of the Horseless Carriage
Club and the Model T Ford Club in Salem and members of the
Mid-Columbia Car Club in The Dalles. Together they restored many
antique cars and enjoyed touring in them. She created many
beautiful costumes for her entire family and other club members.
was very proud of her career as a bookkeeper for Sears, Paris
Woolen Mills and Gerlinger Power Products.
is survived by 4 children: Sandra (Bruce Cooper) Fritz, The Dalles;
Stan (Jody Merck) Forrest , Lyons; Sheryl Forrest, Jefferson; and
Scott (Haylin Thornton) Forrest, Salem; grandchildren Paul (Becky)
Fritz, Santa Barbara, CA; Molly Fritz, Long Beach, CA; Sarah
(John) Brady, Columbus, GA; Dawn (Ben) Armstrong, Tucson, AZ; and
Todd (Megan) Forrest, Lyons; great-grandchildren Ethan, Duncan,
and Reina Fritz; Devin and Valerie Armstrong; and Savannah and
Alli Forrest; brothers, Louis Lucas and Rex Lucas, and sister,
Margaret Kergil, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was
pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years, Stanley James Forrest,
her daughter, Susan and 2 infant sons, Gary and Darryl; and
siblings Dorothy Keebler, Robert Lucas, Mary Gulliford, and Doris
passed peacefully on Thursday morning with her family by her side.
The family wishes to thank Salem Hospital, Odyssey Hospice and
Families In Transition for the loving care given Florence in her
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 707
13th St SE #299, Salem, Oregon, 97301, or a charity of choice.
celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from
1pm-4pm, at the Eagles, 2771 Pence Loop, SE, Salem.
Serving the family,
Funeral Service, Stayton.