PHOENIX, Ariz. - Forrest Hovey "Woody" Page, of Raymond, N.H., died July 1, 2013, at home in Phoenix at age 86.
He was born in Manchester, N.H., on July 12, 1926, to Byron Gould Page and Susan Helen Scott Page. Forrest served as a truck driver and mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Germany during World War II
from 1945-1947. In 1950, Forrest married the love of his life, Eleanor M. "Topsy" Markson of Candia, N.H. After the war, Forrest graduated from St. Anselm College and became an educator, teaching high school science and mathematics in Tilton, N.H., and North Attleboro, Mass. Moving to Arizona in 1956, he taught at Buckeye Union High School in Buckeye, before moving to Phoenix in 1960. He taught chemistry, physics, mathematics, Earth sciences and electronics in the Phoenix Union High School District. During his teaching career, Forrest also taught GED programs, adult education, and chemistry at Glendale Community College and Phoenix College. In 1986, Forrest retired after 35 years in education. "Woody" served for two years as worshipful master of the Wayfarer's Masonic Lodge No. 50, in Phoenix. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Harriet Page Bortis, he is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 63 years; their four children: Marysue Page, Gail Ann Page Kirilenko, Heather Page-Farlow,and David Markson Page; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
SERVICES: Both military and Masonic memorials will be held graveside in Raymond, N.H., date and time to be determined. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to
, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, 85014, or
. Arrangements by Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, N.H., 03077, 603.895.3628
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