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Gene Christopher Forrest

Posted 2018-01-12 by Molly
Gene Christopher Forrest

Douglas Dispatch (AZ) - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Gene Christopher Forrest went to the lord on June 28, 2013. He is survived by his two beautiful children Larrisa Jean and Gene Tyler Forrest.

He is preceded in death by his father Robert Forrest and grandparents Henry and Lucia Forrest.

He is also survived by his mother Veronica Forrest one brother Robert Forrest (Suzette) and a sister Alisa Grijalva (Joey), grandparents Jose and Reina Gutierrez and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Gene attended Lestonnac, Douglas schools and Cochise College. He was a 4-H Arizona State Champion. He was a part of the Arizona Junior Rodeo Association, top 10 finalist; High School Rodeo Association Champion; National High School Rodeo champion 2001 in Illinois; Cochise College Rodeo team qualified for Saddle Bronco and was a college national finals. He was the assistant rodeo coach for Cochise College and was part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.

He competed in the Grand Canyon Regional and was a three year Champion from 2002-2004.

The first PRCA rodeo he attended in Yuma he won championship.

Gene also completed in the following events: team roping heading and healing, calf roping, steer wrestling, and saddle and bronco riding.

He won numerous saddles, buckles, halters, spurs, plagues in various rodeo events.

Gene was employed by Don and Lynn Kimble doing the work he loved.

He loved being with his children, family and friends. Loved working with horses and enjoyed listening to music, dancing and riding in the countryside.

Pallbearers will be Robert Forrest, Joel Grijalva, Wes Kimble, Javier Moreno, Ricky Noriega, Marco Antonio Barrosos, Andrew Owen and Daniel Forrest, honorary pallbearer Don Kimble, Frank Owen Jr., Frank Owen Sr., Ruben Morales, Enrique Noriega, Frank Gutierrez, Jose Gutierres and Ramon Barroso Jr.

Love is a prayer - M.Z. Bradley

Funeral services will be held on July 3 with a rosary at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 and a mass to follow.

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