Doris Forrest (Price)

Published Friday, January 1, 2016

Doris Forrest (Price) was born January 29, 1919 on the family farm about 11 miles southwest of Kit Carson. Her parents were Lewis H. "Lute" Forrest and Eva Ethel Forrest. Eva and Lute had moved from Lexington, Nebraska to Cheyenne County to farm and ranch. Doris was the third of six girls born to the family and the first to be born in Colorado. Imagine six lovely girls attending Kit Carson school; they had their pick of the boys in the area! Shortly after Doris was born, Lute and Eva leased, and eventually purchased, a homestead relinquishment known as the Munch place about 9 miles southwest of Kit Carson. The Munch place left an impact on the youngster's life and, her stories of growing up in Cheyenne County were often of the Munch place. All the girls helped on the farm, milking cows in the morning and dashing to the house to change out of overalls to school clothes before the bus arrived. Walking a 1/4 mile to the mailbox with sister Florene and then running back as hard and fast as possible to prevent the Fleagle Brothers (local bandits) from kidnapping them. Shocking feed with her mother and sisters after school and listening to the corn cobs hitting the side rails of the wagon as the men shucked corn. Doris loved life: She loved her family, friends and community unconditionally. Most of all, she loved her "Bucko", LE "Buck" Price. They were truly life partners until his passing in July 1998. Together, they built, owned and ran the Trading Post Motel, Restaurant and Gas Station on the west end of Kit Carson. She was willing to go along with almost any idea Buck hatched (except when he bought an airplane and learned to fly). They adopted Penny Jo in September 1954 and Preston Hale in August 1957. She was very active in the community, especially the Methodist Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She held offices and chairmanships in both organizations. In 1968 she realized her dream when she and Buck built their own home. She lived there until September 2012 when health issues required she move to Cheyenne Manor. She resided there amidst the love and companionship of friends, family and staff until her death on December 20th, 2015. Doris is survived by two sisters; Elaine Hill of Waynesville, North Carolina; Terrill (Earl) Young of Denver, Colorado; her two children Penny McPherson, Kit Carson; Preston Price , Elizabeth, Colorado; two grandchildren Edith (Edie) of Elizabeth, Colorado and, Eva of Sedalia, Colorado. There are many nieces and nephews that round out the large and loving family of Doris Price. The family thanks the excellent staff and management of Cheyenne Manor for their loving care of Doris in her final days. They exhibit their love and passion for their jobs every day and in every way possible for each resident. The family also thanks Jimmy Brown and Brown Funeral Directors for their compassion, understanding and professionalism at the end of life. This home town business demonstrates why rural Colorado is superior in integrity and honesty during difficult times. A service celebrating Doris's life is being planned for a later date. Once a service date, time and place has been decided the public will be notified. Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at . Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home.