3/21/1937 – 11/3/2018
Jerome Howard Forrester was born March 21, 1937 in Kent, Washington, to Alice Smith Forrester and Theodore Forrester, the fourth of five children. The family moved to Renton in 1942, where Jerry graduated RHS in ‘55. At RHS Jerry met JoAnn Hubbard and they married in 1959. They lived in Renton for the entirety of Jerry’s life, having two children, Ron & Shelly.
Jerry had a great sense of humor – a Forrester trait – and if you knew him, he probably made you laugh at some time. He loved bowling, watching his grandkid’s sporting events, throwing horseshoes, and travel. Jerry was a printer at Craftsman Press in Seattle and continued in the printing industry until retiring in 2002.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother and father, Alice and Theodore; his brothers, Ted Forrester and Richard Forrester, and his son, Ron Forrester. He leaves his legacy through his wife, JoAnn Forrester, his daughter, Shelly Forrester (Skip) Shear, grandchildren Jennifer Shear (Tyler) Kirkevold & Spencer Shear; his sisters Marie Darthez and Louise Purcell. Special thanks to Rebecca, Bogden, Ana and Daniel at Garden of Eden AFH for their loving care of Jerry the past 3 years.
A memorial will be held on December 2nd at 1:00pm at Renton Technical College, Building I. There will be an open mic so please bring your favorite stories to share of your memories of Jerry.