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Melvin G. Forrest
Resident of Lincoln, CA
Melvin G. Forrest, 71, passed away on September 19, 2013 of pancreatic cancer. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on November 16th. Please email mel@jumpylegs.com for more information.
Mel was born in San Mateo, CA on November 22, 1941. He has a twin sister Marilyn. Mel graduated from Burlingame High School in 1960. After high school Mel went into the Navy and served as a combat Corpsman in South East Asia May - July 1965 ("I" Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division). He was injured and awarded the Purple Heart.
Mel married Blanche Kathleen Duffey in 1968 and had two children, Shawn and Whitney. Mel was self-employed as a landscape gardener for about 40 years and retired in 2008. He enjoyed gardening, reading and visiting friends with his sister Marilyn. Mel is survived by son Shawn Forrest of Battleground, WA and daughter Whitney Welch of Spokane, WA; his sister Marilyn Hess of Lincoln, CA; his grandchildren Emily Forrest, Samantha Welch, Stephanie Welch; his nephew Greg Houge and niece Michelle Cowles.
Condolences to the family may be left on Mel Forrest's online memorial at www.memorial.yourtribute.com/Melvin-G-Forrest.com.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 10, 2013
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