Forest Glen Hicks was born in Houston, Texas on January 10, 1917. His Father worked for Nabisco and was transferred frequently. While growing up, Forest lived in Evanston, Illinois; East Orange, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan.
He served in World War II from November 1942 until October 1945 and was part of the Second Landing in Normandy. He was a radio operator for the 106th Calvary and spent time in France, Germany and Austria during his service.
He returned to the USA and went to UCLA and graduated as a BioAnalyst. Many labs and hospitals benefited from his organizational and methodical skills over the course of his career. He was an advocate of coordination of patient care, long before it became a standard for the hospital industry.
In 1956 he met the love of his life, Mabel, and settled in Pacific Palisades. He adopted her children and several years later they were blessed by the arrival of Greg. The family enjoyed the beach and many mountain vacations.
After retirement in 1983, Mabel and Forest moved to Oxnard-they particularly enjoyed their trip to England and the East Coast where they were able to visit ancestral towns.
In 2000 they moved to Mission Viejo to be closer to children. Forest had numerous health problems and we all admired his strength and patience that he displayed despite his fragile health.
He has left a void in our hearts on Sunday February 6, 2005, but we rejoice in knowing that he is now with our Savior, Jesus Christ.