Judith Ann Bolton Forrester, 81, of Amarillo, TX passed away August 29, 2020.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Judith Ann Bolton Forrester was born in Portland, OR on April 29th, 1939 to George and Evelyn Bolton, where she was raised and attended Grant Memorial High School. She then attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where she met Richard Forrester through their love of skiing in the local university ski club. They were married on September 17, 1960, and made their home in Amarillo, Texas. Richard and Judy had three children, Richard, Amy, and Reed, and one grandchild, Randall. They were blessed to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary in 2015.
Judy found a warm home in Amarillo and was active in the Junior League. She loved playing the piano for the Halleluiah Singers and was often seen at various volunteer and charity events around Amarillo.
In 1979 Judy moved with her family west of Vega, Texas, and continued to be a homemaker and loving mother to her family. She was never far from a piano and would often provide accompanist services to the students in Vega for their UIL Music and solo contests. Additionally, she served as the pianist for the United Methodist Church of Vega for almost 20 years. She also taught piano to many students in the Vega area and this gave her great joy to share her love and knowledge of music with others.
Judy passed peacefully on August 29th, 2020, 4 months after celebrating her 81st birthday surrounded by family at Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care Amarillo. She was extremely well cared for in her final years by the staff at Goodlife; residents and staff alike always mentioned that Judy was sweet, kind and had the biggest smile and bright eyes, especially when visited by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard Forrester.
She is survived by her two brothers, George Bolton (California), and Robin Bolton (Oregon); three children, Richard Forrester (Amarillo), Amy Forrester (San Antonio), and Reed Forrester (Salt Lake City); and her grandson, Randall Forrester (San Antonio).
In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation in honor of Judy to the Alzheimer’s Association Panhandle, Alz.org/westtexas.