Kathleen Brown Forman

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November 1, 1926 - July 27, 2014

Kathleen Forman passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Kathleen Brown Forman was born on November 1, 1926, in Decatur, Texas, the only child of Elbert (Cap) and Alma Christian Brown.

She graduated from Decatur High School in 1943 and from Baylor University in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Kathleen married Ray Hugh Forman, Jr., October 27, 1951. They were married for 47 years before his passing in 1999. Ray and Kathleen had two children, Elbert Ray and Ann. Ray and Kathleen raised their children in Decatur before moving to Slidell, Texas, in 1976. They enjoyed many years in the country before their final move to Good Samaritan Village in Denton, Texas.

Kathleen was active in her church, First United Methodist in Decatur, and the Senior Bible Study at Denton Bible Church. She also enjoyed visiting the family land near Slidell, where young and old alike would gather for hunting, fishing, camping, grilling, and fellowship. Together with several close friends, she was an active member of the unofficial P.O.W. (Poor Old Widows) Club, with whom she celebrated life's little pleasures.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Elbert Forman and wife Cheri, her daughter Ann Swingler and husband Jack, and four grandchildren: Kimberly Wolfe (Thomas), Lauren Cortez (Felipe), Otto Swingler, and John Henry Swingler. The newest additions to her family, her great-grandchildren Genevieve and Jillian Wolfe, and Jocelyn and Logan Cortez, were her greatest joy.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Denton from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 31, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur at 10:00 a.m. with Brian Bosworth of Decatur's First United Methodist Church officiating. A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, July 31, in the chapel of Denton Bible Church at 2:00 p.m., with Ed Jones officiating.

In memory of Kathleen, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

On line condolences may be made at www.mulkeymasondenton.com .


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