Catherine Magdalene Forrest
May 18, 1938 – January 7, 2021
Catherine Bailey Forrest, a member of the Bishop Toolen High School class of 1956 and Providence School of Nursing class of 1959, died peacefully on January 7th in Mobile. Catherine was a long-time member of St. Pius X and later St. Dominic parishes. She worked as a nurse at Providence Hospital for over 30 years, many of them as evening supervisor. She treasured her many nieces, nephews and friends and delighted in hosting the best Christmas evening party in Mobile for many years (her cheese ball and Frank’s pink lemonade daiquiris were not to be missed). She also loved her house at Gulf Shores, a wedding gift from Frank where she spent many summers amongst friends and family. Catherine is preceded in death by Francis Anthony Forrest, the love of her life for 39 years, parents Christopher Carroll and Vernonia Steber Bailey, brothers Ellis and Christy and sisters Rose Mary Bailey and Margaret Bailey Stein. She is survived by her sister Anna Bailey Crow, her son Patrick (Kimberly) Forrest and her two beloved granddaughters, Alex Forrest Dupre and Sarah Grace Forrest. The family would like to thank the staff at Somerby of Mobile and Gordon Oaks/Knollwood Health Care for their kindness and compassion over the last several years. Memorial donations may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Ave., Mobile, AL, 36604.