Forrest Allen Hall December 2, 1937 - September 24, 2008 Forrest Allen Hall was born in Seattle, Washington. He was the youngest of three children born to Harold and Clara (Wenzel) Hall. He had an older brother, Larry, and older sister Marilyn. The family relocated to Isabel, South Dakota, where they took up farming. They later acquired a hotel and restaurant/bar in Isabel proper and settled in town. Forrest graduated from high school in 1955 and went off to serve his country with a two- year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. Upon his return he courted, and then married Elizabeth Jung on July 26th, 1958. A year and a half later Beth gave birth to their first child, a boy named Gregory Allen. The small family relocated to Colorado Springs where they managed a restaurant. Here their second child was born, another boy, Patrick John. Forrest took a position with North American Aviation in Long Beach and relocated the family there in 1962. It was here one year later that their third child, a girl, Brenda was born. North American saw fit to transfer Forrest and his growing family to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa their last child, yet another boy, Jeffrey Allen was born. This same son would die a short four months later of meningitis. Forrest left North American and the family returned to Colorado Springs to manage a mobile home park for his parents. In 1969 the family moved to Long Beach again where Forrest took a position with Pitney-Bowes. He enjoyed professional success with Pitney-Bowes, promoting (and transferring) first to Sacramento and then to the San Francisco Bay area with the company. Forrest & Beth decided to pursue the 'American dream' and bought their own business - a dry cleaner - and once again (and for the last time) moved the family back to Colorado Springs. They owned and operated 'Mark's Cleaners' for 17 1/2 years, eventually selling the business and moving into the Specialty Coffee business with their purchase of 'The Coffee and Tea Mart' located in the Citadel Mall. They operated this business for 5 years before selling it and semi-retiring. Forrest worked part-time as a courier for The Citadel Bank. In 2002 he and Beth fully retired and moved into their home in Pueblo West. While the preceding describes the comings and goings of Mr. Forrest Hall, the balance will describe his character. Forrest was our father; and a finer Dad - God has not even conceived of. He was a friend, mentor, hero, a passionate golfer, and a quick wit in a goose blind. At once the 'life of the party' to our beautiful extended family and at the same time firm, fair, loving. People loved to be around him. He made you feel very special. We never had a lot of money, but as a kid we never even noticed. Our vacations were camping trips all over this great land or time with family in South Dakota. They were the best. Some men are honored with stone statues or their names in a book. Our father, Forrest Hall, has his name etched in the heart of any person fortunate to have known him. Dad is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Clara Hall; his sister, Marilyn (Hall) Miller; and son, Jeffrey Allen. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Jung) Hall and three children, Gregory Allen of Carlsbad, CA, Patrick John (and wife, Laurie) of Summerville, SC and Brenda (Hall) Mason and husband, Reed of Colorado Springs, CO. His grandchildren are Joshua Van Engen, Shannon and Griffin Hall, Kaila and Lacy Mason, and Jeffrey Hall. He is also survived by his brother, Larry, and an extended family that exceeds 100 loving souls. Rest in Peace, Dad. Memorial Service to be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 9 El Pomar Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Wake to be held at Patty Jewett Golf Course 3p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 900 E. Espanola Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005,, 719-542-0032

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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Forest. I can’t imagine the pain that you all are in…. especially with losing him so quickly!
    I am so glad that I was able to see him and let him know what a great man, husband and father he was… and that I was blessed to have had him in my life for all these years!
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers continually!
    Tons of love and hugs for all!

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