Judith Ann Bolton Forrester

Judith Ann Bolton Forrester
Judith Ann Bolton Forrester

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.

7 Replies to “Judith Ann Bolton Forrester”

  1. I know this is a hard time for family and friends but wanted to send my sympathies. I know that this disease is not kind to anyone, but your mom and dad were great people. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. God Bless

  2. Amy, Reed and Randall,
    Words are not enough to share my sentiments about Judy’s passing.
    My favorite memory of Judy is the first time I met your parents in Amarillo. She was so gracious, kind and made me feel like part of her brood. I will always remember her infectious laugh that made me smile. Even though it’s been three decades since I first met mamma Judy, I still feel her beautiful soul, big heart and Texas size smile.
    Be happy in heaven with Richard. Love to both.

  3. Your mother was a very special woman. Some of my fondest memories were attending the Tony Awards in New York City with Reed and Thanksgiving in California with Amy and her Judy’s husband, Richard. She had such an infectious laugh and twinkle in her eye too. Boy could she brine a turkey too! Glug, glug, glug!

    Wishing the entire Forrester family much peace, love, joy, and hope during this difficult time.

  4. I remember her playing the piano at Vega Methodist Church. She brought Randall with her when you were deployed. Such a sweet lady.

  5. Amy So sorry to hear of your Beautiful Mothers passing. Big hugs and prayers for you and Randall now and in the days and months to come. Love ya my friend…

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