Forrest R. Booker, 77, passed away Oct. 13, 2009. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Gladys Y. Booker; siblings, Arthur L. (Beulah) Booker of Pueblo, Mildred Brewer of Longmont and Raymond (Orvella) Booker of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Lou Ruzanski of Pueblo and Willda Baker of Westcliffe; nieces and nephews, Susan Brewer, Valerie Doertenbach, Theodore Lemke, Phillip Booker, Larry Booker, Arthur Booker, Tommy Booker, Stanley Booker, Duane Hughs, James Brewer, Jennifer Kreutzer, Debbie Watts, Wanda Dietrich, Vanette Ruzanski, Carla Gradisar, George Ruzanski, Sandy Beizaee, Scott Ruzanski and Kirk Ruzanski; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Goldie Booker; sister, Helen Lemke; and niece, Goldie Lemke. Forrest was born March 14, 1932, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the Rail Mill at C.F.&I., after 35 years of service. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Shelter through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Aunt Gladys,

    My condolences at the passing of Uncle Forrest. I’ll always remember him as fun-loving, laughing, and joking. His laugh was contagious and would really lift your spirits, and a Golden heart.

    I’ll always remember him purchasing my parent’s 1953 Studebacher and the classy cars he dealed on always making sure the dealer knew he was boss.

    I’ll always remember the fun both of you had traveling and Forrest occasionally smoking a cigar. Yet he kept his vehicles immaculate, shiny, and clean.

    I’ll always remember him teasing me about the 1965 Volkswagon having no power, “What, its got no power? Geez oh man, Teddy, how come?” and then his great laugh afterwards.

    Right now, I empathize and feel your loss and grief. He touched my heart and the hearts of many people…All I can say is “Love you Uncle Forrest and I’ll deeply miss you…”

    Take care of yourself, Aunt Gladys.

    Love,

    Ted
    a.k.a. “Teddy”

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