Breckenridge Texan

Shirley Forrest

Shirley Forrest
February 15
12:25 2021

Shirley Forrest, age 83, of Woodson, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 20, in the Woodson Cemetery with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Shirley Ann O’Neal was born May 14, 1937, in Dallas County, Texas, to parents Lee O’Neal and Cora Holveck O’Neal. On August 13, 1954, Shirley married Randal Gene Forrest in Arlington, Texas. At 16, she started working as a grocery checker. She continued working as a checker for over 20 years for several stores, including Safeway. Shirley loved caring for others, especially children and the elderly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Cora O’Neal.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Randal Forrest of Woodson; three sons, Stephen Forrest and wife Teresa of Breckenridge, Larry Forrest, David Forrest, both of Woodson; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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