Jack "Sunny" Forshee III

  • "Hi Sunny! Life is whizzing by for all of us. For those of..."
    - auntie susie
  • "How sad to have had to miss Sunny's 25th Birthday! Also..."
    - Grandma
  • "another day of memories, a future unknown. it is the..."
  • "Dear jackie, I have wanted to write for soo long..when..."
    - Shawn Davis
  • "When Sunny's Grandpa died, I bought some Christmas tree..."
    - Grandma

Anchorage resident Jack E. "Sunny" Forshee III, 23, died Feb. 17, 2010, near Houston from drowning due to an industrial accident.

A visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., in Anchorage. A memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Tanglewood Chalet, 11710 Brayton Drive.

Sunny was born Sept. 5, 1986, in Anchorage. He was a member of the first graduating class of South Anchorage High School in 2005. Sunny later attended the University of Alaska Anchorage Construction Management Program.

He was most recently employed with Hydro-Ax Land Clearing and was co-owner of Superior Plastering and Cement Finishing Co.

Winter was Sunny's favorite time of year. He loved snowboarding and snowmachining.

His family wrote, "Sunny had no fears and knew no boundaries. He epitomized the true Alaskan spirit. Sunny loved Alaska, worked hard and played harder. Sunny was a loyal and loving son and friend and always the 'monarch' of the party. Taken suddenly and too early, Sunny will be missed by everyone who knew him."

Sunny is survived by his mother, Shan C. Forshee of Anchorage; father, Jack E. Forshee Jr. of Anchorage; sister, Isabella Ann Forshee of Anchorage; sister, Amber Carmel Forshee of Anchorage; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Elich of Newport Beach, Calif.; maternal grandfather, Mitch Elich of Brenham, Texas; paternal grandmother, Helen Forshee of Spokane, Wash.; paternal great-grandmother, Ann Sullivan of Spokane, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Spokane area, Virginia and California.

Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2010