Eleanor T. Forster of Whitewater, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2017. She was 94.
She was born in Seward, Neb., July 11, 1922, to Stanley and Anna Marie (Komanda) Horacek. She graduated from high school in Gypsum.
She married Walter Forster in 1945. They lived on the Sheephorn in Eagle County and later retired to Kremmling, then to Hotchkiss.
Mrs. Forster was active as a Democratic committee woman and with the Hotchkiss Senior Center, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
She is survived by her son, Bruce Forster of Hotchkiss; daughter, Michelle "Shelly" (Barry) Black of El Dorado, Kan.; grandchildren, Charlene (Cory) Miller and Alan (Sandy) Black; great-grandchildren, Cally and Cami Miller and Tayle and Taevyn Black; and extended grandchildren, Mende, Rich, Steve and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Stanley; and sisters, Anne Marie, Irene and Marcella.
A short memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado, Kan.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kremmling. Interment will follow at the Kremmling Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hotchkiss Senior Center.
Carlson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.