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Martin Mortuary

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO

OBITUARY

Audrey G. Forsman

October 22, 1918June 11, 2019

Audrey G. Forsman, 100 of Grand Junction and Palisade passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Larchwood Inn.

She was a clerk for JC Penny for many years and was also a devoted homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Forsman.

Survivors include her daughters Kristina Bradford of Palisade and Judi Hetherington of Maple Valley, Washington; a son James Forsman of Seattle, Washington; 13 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and 17 Great Great Grandchildren.

Services are pending at this time.

Memorial Contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice Care Center 3090 N. 12th Street #B Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

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Allan Kohrmann

June 18, 2019

When I think of Audrey my thoughts always seem to focus around her love of, and enthusiasm for, life. And it was contagious...🙂 Whether it was when she was visiting the farm in Missouri, or when we traveled to Grand Junction to visit the family, that spirit was always there. Audrey was a great conversationalist and storyteller and could even draw out a shy young boy like myself. She was a joy to be around and will be remembered and missed.

Judi Hetherington

June 16, 2019

My sweet MOM was a devoted Mother. She was always there when I needed her even though we had our ups and downs. As I matured I realized that we were a lot alike. She showed me how to handle adversity and tragedy with strength and dignity. After Dad passed, we traveled a lot. I think her favorite trip was to Bahrain to meet GGSON Jacob, her Dad's name sake. Another was a trip to Nashville where she got to see two of her favorite singers, Little Jimmy Dickens and Vince Gill. We had time on our trips to talk and I got to meet Audrey, the person. That was such a blessing. I love you MOM and will miss you. Oh, I know that BIG reunion in heaven included a Chicken Dance or two!!!

John Bradford

June 13, 2019

What a beautiful life my grandma led. Feisty, opinionated, and so much energy. Compassionate, thoughtful, she gave much of herself. She inspired me at an early age to want to see the world. One of my favorite people in this world. I will miss her deeply.

Jim Forsman

June 13, 2019

Mom might have wanted a better son, but she got me. ..But never let on. ..She just accepted and loved me with all my faults. ..She always enjoyed the Monument and Mesa trips. ..She gave me a healthy respect for others and the law. ..There is definitely a hole in our lives at her passing. ..But she will always be in our hearts. ..And Mom, I still have the yardstick. ..

Lisa Bradford

June 13, 2019

There was also the times like when she excused me from the table for gagging on my peas and carrots.... ☺️ Below is a picture of her and my brother Bill about a month before her passing.

Shelby Moore

June 13, 2019

Grandma was an amazing example of strength and feist and always knew exactly who she was. She was brilliant at sewing and crocheting and taking care of her family. She even came up with gluten free foods and breads for my grandpa when gf wasn’t a “thing” yet but celiac was 😊 I didn’t get to attend her 100th birthday last October but never had a doubt she’d BE 100 years old if she set her mind on it. She will be missed by her 3 children, 13 grandchildren, and countless great and great-great grandchildren.

Lisa Bradford

June 12, 2019

My dear Grandma was the best I could have hoped for. She was always a presence in my life, and I have so many wonderful memories: trips to Denver to see the Ice Capades and burgers at Big Boy, camping and fishing on Grand Mesa, countless holidays with her famous collection of “Bradford Brat” cookies, all the beautiful homemade clothes, pictures in front of the fireplace, slideshows of their many travels, and the list goes on. I love you dearly and will miss you so much!
Lisa

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY