Monday, August 13, 2012

Mom's Obituary in the Courier-Journal

FORRESTER, MARILYN ELIZABETH BROMLEY, 75, passed away on August 8, 2012, surrounded by her family.

A native Louisvillian, Marilyn was born April 30, 1937 to Mary Emma Ward Bromley and Paul B. Bromley.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harold (Hal) Forrester; two daughters, Camille Estes (Jim) and Anne Balcom (David); four grandchildren, Lyndsey and Nicholas Estes and Emma and Wade Balcom; and two sisters, Margaret Bromley and Beverly Bromley (Bob Hundley). Her sister, Anna Catherine, died in 1939.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Louisville after attending Vanderbilt University. Upon graduation, she worked at the law firm, Greenbaum, Barnett, Wood and Doll. She was the first female commissioner of the City of Woodlawn Park and later was a real estate agent for Bass & Weisberg and the Paul Semonin Company.

A longtime member of the Highland Mothers Club and 'The Birthday Group', Marilyn was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress. She took great pride in her home and garden and especially appreciated Cherokee Park. She was an inspiration to all who knew her as she kept her sense of humor and devotion to making others happy throughout her years of health adversity. The family wishes to acknowledge with great appreciation her caregivers, especially Diane O'Neil, Hosparus, and the support and staff of the Episcopal Church Home.

A memorial celebration of Marilyn's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in St. Luke's Chapel at the Episcopal Church Home, 7504 Westport Rd., Lyndon Ln. entrance. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Pearson's entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Episcopal Church Home or Hosparus.

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