More detail on this person: John Edward Forrest Keith & Keith Funeral Home YAKIMA - John Edward Forrest, 72, of Selah passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012. John was born August 3rd, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho to Clarence and Marguerite Forrest. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a young man. After attending college he returned to military service joining the U.S. Army in 1964. That summer he met his wife of 47 years. Soon after, he was accepted into the officer flight training program in Texas. John had a long career as a decorated U.S. Army helicopter pilot serving two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and CIB medals. Throughout his military career as a warrant officer, John was stationed in many different states around the country as well as Europe. Upon retirement from the Yakima Firing Center as Airfield Commander in 1979, John and his wife Pat settled in Selah. John's family and friends were his life and brought him great joy. He was an honorable man who loved his country. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling great jokes. His greatest accomplishments in life were the values and love he instilled in his family. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughters Kelli (Myles) Blakney of Selah, Susan (Darrell) Warner of Bothell, Jennifer Forrest of Yakima, and Amy Forrest of Kennewick. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ben and Katie Blakney, Jack, Charlie and Sam Warner, along with his sister Jean Teague of Orem, Utah, brother Robert (Syl) Forrest of San Antonio, Texas and numerous nieces, and extended family. John is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law James and Ethel Forrest. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 28 at 11 AM, at Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Chapel.
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