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Forest Phegley Wolverton

Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Forest Phegley Wolverton passed away March 20, 2010, in Billings, Mont.

He was born July 20, 1923, in Poland.

He graduated from Brazil High School in 1941 and married Mary Kessel, Brazil, in 1942.

Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Anaheim, Calif., and Forest was inducted into the Army in 1943.

He honorably served his country in the Philippines during World War II.

Forest was a lifetime member of the BPOE, V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Forest achieved the rank of Lieutenant on the Anaheim Police force and retired in 1968.

He and Mary were well known for the involvement with their community and church. Mary preceded him in death in 1966.

Forest moved to Bullhead City, Ariz., to upstart and operate the Mohave Valley Shed Co.

In 1982, he moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and started working for the agricultural inspection station on the Arizona-California border.

Forest retired from there in 1987 and in 1992, he married Blanche Johnson of Lake Havasu City.

They spent their golden years as winter residents of LHC and summer visitors to Billings and Kalispell, Mont.

In 2006, they made Billings their permanent home.

Forest was preceded in death by his two sisters and a brother.

He is survived by his wife Blanche, Billings, Mont., son Gary Wolverton, Phoenix, Ariz., daughter Luann Waddell (Mike), Mesa, Ariz., a stepson, a stepdaughter, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four nephews and two nieces.

Condolences to the family can be sent to Luann Waddell, 1650 W. Posada Ave., Mesa, Ariz., 85202.

Forest's pronounced love of the desert and Lake Havasu will be the final resting place of his ashes. No services were held.