Forest Faulkner

Forest Farrell Faulkner

August 27, 1928 – August 24, 2016

Forest Faulkner, Sequim resident, passed to be with our Lord on August 24, 2016.

He was born August 27, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, the third son of Bertha Judd Faulkner and William M. Faulkner. He spent his boyhood in Bellevile, IL.

Following high school, he enlisted in the US Army and served with the Military Police during the post WWII occupation of Japan.

Following his rst service in the army, he attended Oklahoma A& M College (now Oklahoma State University) to study architecture. His education was interrupted by a call back to service in the Korean War. He was able to complete his education after the war, and received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree in 1956.

He worked in Oklahoma City where he married Anna Coleman. They had two children, a son and a daughter. In 1965, the family moved to the Seattle area where he continued his career. He designed facilities in Oklahoma, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Missouri and Alaska plus he attained certi cation by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

He was very versatile and designed large buildings, parks/ playgrounds, homes, post of ces and military installations. One of his later projects was what he described with a wry smile as a “small addition to the Boeing Everett facility” where the 777 airplanes are built.

After retirement, Forest and Anna moved to Sequim in 1998 to enjoy a quieter lifestyle – hiking, birding and gardening. He was primarily responsible for planting and maintenance of the Fuchsia Test Garden on E. Washington Street. He was a survivor of lung cancer, which was diagnosed in 1999.

He was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus which he served as Grand Knight for one term.

He is survived by his wife Anna, daughter Lisa, and son Forest II (Whende) plus numerous nieces and nephews.

His funeral mass was held September 9. He will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date.

For anyone wishing to honor him, the family suggests donations be made to the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, or a charity of your choice.

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