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Forrest Warren Hurd, born June 22, 1928 in Huron, South Dakota passed away Thursday, April 14, 2021 at his residence in Sonora, California.

“Forey” lived in what he felt was the best ERA ever and passed April 14, 2021.  He is now with his beloved Beverly, his wife of 64 years.  Forrest is survived by 4 children, Greg Hurd in Austin Texas, Diane Scicluna & husband, Larry in Auburn, Pam Schultz & husband, Dan in Sonora & Carolyn Butler & husband Rich in Angels Camp, Grandchildren, David, Brian & John Hurd, Andy & Mathew Scicluna, Garrett Butler, Lauren Odermatt, Aimee Schultz, Sandra Sturzenacker & Eric Schultz plus 15 Great Grandchildren.

In 1956 he moved from Huron, South Dakota (his birthplace) with his wife, Beverly, their son & 3 daughters to the Bay Area in California & had another son, Jeff, who they lost at the age of 31.  At  58 he took early retirement, bought & moved back to his parent’s family farm which he and Bev remodeled, reconnected with family & old friends,  staying for 15 years.  They then moved closer to their Son, Greg in Austin, Texas provided them with a  home on LBJ Lake & loved life for 10 years.  He volunteered, mowing the community lawns & fixing motors!  Upon a change in Beverly’s health, they moved where Dan and Pam had a little home on a pond.  Beverly passed in 2012.

Forrest was forever the daredevil, racing in the late ’40s into ’50s in So. Dakota given the name Mr. Propane as a bit of a legend in his community for the hot rods he, his brother, and friends built.  Once in California, he continued his active life with God, Beverly & family with water skiing, kiting behind boats and motorbike riding, never the observer, always the participant.  He was generous, kind, loving & one of the nicest people you ever met.  Everyone loved him.  A small service was held with family directly after his passing.  If anyone wishes a donation, Hospice provided a compassionate journey from this life.

Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

  • Date of Death: 04/14/2021
  • Age: 92
  • Residence: Sonora, CA

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