Wed, 08/10/2016 - 10:23am admin
Kelly James Forrester, 53 of San Jacinto, Calif., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
He entered into life on August 11, 1962, at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, S.D, to his wonderful parents, James W. Forrester, Jr. and his wife Sonia.
Kelly earned a college degree and worked as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. He was known to have a huge heart. Kelly was loving, funny and could view the world through childlike eyes. Kelly was a great caregiver to his grand-mother and his father before they passed, He was a member of The Southern Baptist Church in Greenville, Calif.
An athlete in his heydays, Kelly was an awesome baseball player and ran track. He enjoyed camping and vacationing with his family and was a motorcycle enthusiast. His family recalls one thing that he always said over the phone, before he ended a call was, “I love you with all my heart”…
Kelly was preceded in passing by his father, James W. Forrester, Jr.
Kelly leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Sonia Duffy; sisters, Tracey Johnson (Gerry), Kari Alvarran (John), Ramona Canady and Alicia Hammerich; stepmother, Terri Forrester (James W. Forrester, Jr.); grandmother, Bonnie Collins; stepfather, John Duffy (Sonia); stepbrothers, Robert and Frank Duffy, and Tim Bandy; eight nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. “Kelly, we love you with all our hearts.”
His family invites you to a burial service on Aug. 19, 2016, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis at 11:00 a.m. Directly following, a get together will be held at the VFW in Rapid City for lunch and fellowship.