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James Thomas ‘Diego’ Forrester

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James “Jim” Thomas Forrester, 74, passed away unexpectedly at his home the morning of October 27, 2019, Sunday, at home. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with the Forrester family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:30 AM, at Memory Lawn Cemetery.

VISITATION: A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.

On August 30, 1945, Jim was born at St Mary’s Hospital to Vera and Jack Forrester, in Roswell, where he grew up and attended school. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1964 and served our country until 1969. August 8, 1980, he married the lady he loved, Pamela Rambin in Picacho, NM. Jim attended ENMU-Portales and worked with the Community Action Program and at the US Postal Service. He was a school bus driver with Hamill Transportation for over 40 years.

Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge #18 where he served as Past Master. He also served as Past Master of Masonic Lodge #74. Jim was a very active member of the Single Action Shooting Society. He won 3rd place in his class only a week ago.

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One could say Jim was a “Jack of all Trades,” which included, but not limited to, business and residential construction. He was a hunter, guide and outfitter he applied his many artistic talents to his projects. The definition, “Collector,” “Creator,” and “Storyteller” would define who Jim was. You could find Jim, every morning, with his group of Capital Café Coffee Club friends. Every Friday morning, he was at the Roswell Adult Center, participating in his stained-glass class. The first of every August, for over 30 years, Jim was a host for the Annual Camp out in the Bonito mountains.

SURVIVING: Those left to cherish Jim’s memory are his wife, Pamela; daughter, Lisa of

Greenwood, SC; son, Jacob Forrester of Roswell; brother, Jack “Jackie” Forrester of Alaska; granddaughter, Mary Ann Tharpe of Greenwood, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his pet, best buddy, Bogart “Bogie.”

PRECEDED: Those preceding Jim were his parents, Jack and Vera McCarter Forrester; sister, Monetta “Sis” Shaw; and great-nephew, Dylan Davis.