Howard A. Forester

HOWARD A FORESTER Dec. 11, 1933 - Apr. 5, 2014. Howard A Forester born December 11, 1933, passed away on April 5, 2014 in Paradise, CA. Born in Yuba City to Hubert and Mildred Forester, he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Hubert and Mildred, his older brother Lloyd and his younger sister Juanita (aka skeeter) Newell. He is survived by his older brother Ronald Forester, wife Mary Lindner Forester, daughters Sherri Armstrong and husband Randy, DaLene Forester Thacker and husband Ed, Janet Pearson and husband Kevin, and a son Jay Forester and his wife Jeannette. His step-daughter Jodi Mitchell and husband David, step-sons Les Lindner and his wife Heather, Todd Lindner and his wife Debbie, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grand children. Howard was raised in Paradise, CA then moved to Cottonwood, CA and worked at Rose's Market where he met and married his first wife and the mother of his children, Shirley. Howard had many jobs primarily working in the grocery industry. At one point buying a grocery store in Taylorsville, CA, where he moved with his second wife, Anne, who died suddenly in 1983 leaving him lost for many years. Howard and Anne spent many happy times square dancing in the matching outfits that Anne had made. He later married again to Wilma, his third wife, and learned to paint surprising himself and many others with his talent. They would later divorce. Howard spent his retirement years married to Mary in the home he built and together they traveled, gardened, and hosted children, grand children and great grand children until Alzheimer's began to take him away. Howard loved being outdoors whether it was sitting in the sun with a cold beer or throwing shoes with a Kessler's in hand. He was known for being able to fix anything without spending a dime. Howard made many friends (and a few enemies) throughout his years in the grocery industry, his service with the VFW, as a volunteer firefighter, square dancing, and horseshoe tossing. Howard would say he was not a good man, but did ok with what he had and nothing bothered his a**. No formal services will be held, per his request. The family will have a celebration at the home he built, in Paradise, CA, at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 26. For more information email his daughter at daleneforester@yahoo.com. Please consider a donation to Alzheimer's research in lieu of flowers.

Published in Paradise Post from Apr. 12 to Apr. 15, 2014