Kathleen Brown Forman | 1926-2014

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Kathleen Forman

Kathleen Forman, 87, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. Brian Bosworth, pastor of Decatur’s First United Methodist Church, officiating.

A memorial service will also be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Denton Bible Church with Ed Jones officiating.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mulkey Mason Funeral Home in Denton.

Kathleen was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Decatur, the only child of Elbert (Cap) and Alma Christian Brown. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1943 and from Baylor University in 1948 with a bachelor of arts degree.

She married Ray Hugh Forman Jr. Oct. 27, 1951, and they were married 47 years before his death in 1999. Ray and Kathleen had two children, Elbert Ray and Ann, and raised them in Decatur before moving to Slidell in 1976. They enjoyed many years in the country before their final move to Good Samaritan Village in Denton.

Kathleen was active in her church, First United Methodist in Decatur and the Senior Bible Study at Denton Bible Church. She also enjoyed visiting the family land near Slidell, where young and old would gather for hunting, fishing, camping, grilling and fellowship.

Together with several close friends, she was an active member of the unofficial P.O.W. (Poor Old Widows) Club, with whom she celebrated life’s little pleasures.

She is survived by her son, Elbert Forman and wife, Cheri; daughter Ann Swingler and husband, Jack; and grandchildren Kimberly Wolfe (Thomas), Lauren Cortez (Felipe), Otto Swingler and John Henry Swingler. The newest additions to her family, great-grandchildren Jocelyn and Logan Cortez and Genevieve and Jillian Wolfe, were her greatest joy.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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