Karl Steven Forister


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FORISTER, Karl Steven Karl Steven Forister, Steve passed away of congestive heart failure on January 23, 2019 at the age of 80. He was the loving husband of Phyllis Forister. They resided in Renton, WA. Steve was born in Wichita, KS, son of Carl and Charlotte Forister. In 1957 he married Ginger (Salmans). After serving in the Army they moved to Tempe. Steve graduated from ASU in 1968. A volunteer for many community organizations. Steve was a regional sales manager for 10 years, and a nationwide human resources manager recruiter of managerial, professional, technical and sales personnel for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, aka Mountain Bell, aka U.S. West Communications winning many awards. As a manger in Tempe AZ Parks and Recreation, and Boys Clubs of Phoenix, Inc. he initiated many new recreation programs and offered improvements on existing and new facilities. He will be remembered for his gentleness, story telling and showing kindness to everyone. Steve is survived by his wife Phyllis; (step) children, Greg and Sharon, daughter-in-law Jennifer, and (step) grandchild Jaxon. His former wife Ginger, children Jeff and Jana, grandchildren Kaylene and Jacob. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shaaron. Donations to BGCMP.ORG online or send to Boys & Girls Club, 4309 E. Belleview St., Bldg 14, Phoenix, AZ 85008.
Published on February 18, 2019
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