Bobbie Ray Forester-beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend died peacefully in his home June 27, 2014. He was born December 3, 1929 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, the second of four children to James Roy and Hazel Forester growing up and attending schools in Ames, Oklahoma, until 1941 when his family moved to Paradise, California. He went back to Oklahoma to help his Grandma Hand, and graduated from Ames High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the saw mills in Oregon before moving to San Francisco to work for Western Electric. He later transferred to Bell of Nevada where he worked in Winnemucca, Lovelock, and Las Vegas. While working in Las Vegas he met his sweetheart Carol Strong and they were married on February 6, 1960 in American Fork, Utah. Later they were sealed in the St. George Temple on February 1, 1964. They moved to Pleasant Grove in 1970 where he began working for Mountain Bell and retired from US West in 1992 after 39 years with the telephone company.\n\nHe enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. After retiring he worked for Buck & Bulls as the camp chef. He was an excellent cook using Dutch Ovens, and was famous with family and friends for his sour dough waffles and pancakes. He was a member of the Utahaha Frontiersmen black powder gun club. He and Carol spent several winters being "Snowbirds" in Arizona.\n\nHe was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings. He served many years as a scout leader and also financial clerk. He and his wife Carol served a service mission at the Lindon Bishops Storehouse for 4 years. He also spent many hours doing family history research on the Forester and Strong family lines.\n\nHe is survived by his loving wife Carol; two sons, Mark (Launa) Forester of Eagle Mountain, John (Tina) Forester of Blanding; two daughters Suzanne (Francis) Carson of American Fork, Nancy (David) Turner of Lehi; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, DeLloyed Felt of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Jennifer Forester of California. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Dewey and James Lee Forester, and one sister-in-law Sue Forester.\n\nWe, the family would like to thank the staff at the University of Utah Hospital, the Veterans Hospital, Maple Creek Hospice and Aspen Senior Care for their comforting care at home. We would also like to thank the great neighbors for their devotion to our father.\n\nFuneral services will be held Wednesday, July 2,2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove East Stake Center, 825 South Loader Avenue. Friends may call at the Olpin Family Mortuary of Pleasant Grove, 494 South 300 East, Tuesday, July 1st from 6:30-8:30 and at the church Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.