1943 – 2018 Forest Hynek


Forest Hynek, 75, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away August 16th, 2018 at her home. Forest was born on July 27, 1943 to Lawrence and Priscilla Creech in Modesto, California. Forest married Sherman Polley in 1956 and had three daughters: Helen, Beverly and Sherry. Forest and Sherman were divorced in 1965.

Forest married Dennis Ray Hynek on June 8 1966. Forest and Dennis had six children together, but only two survived infancy.

Forest and Dennis shared 52 years of marriage and a love for the outdoors, including horseback riding/packing trips, hunting, fishing and gardening. Throughout the years they participated in rodeos and riding clubs together.

Forest was also a talented and accomplished Native American artist. She was a member of the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon and a member of the Nampa Art Guild, in Nampa, Idaho. Forest also had the pleasure to sit on the board and council for the Delawares of Idaho Indian Tribe, Forest was also appointed chief of the Cherokee Delaware Indian Tribe. Forest was very proud of her Native American Heritage and taught her children and grandchildren to respect nature and all that dwells there in.

Forest was a very kind and loving person who believed that was good in everyone. Forest will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Forest was preceded in death by her mother, father, daughters Sherry and Helen and well as four infant children, numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Forest is survived by her husband Dennis Hynek, her daughter Bev Thomas, their daughter Tammy and husband Timothy Blaylock, their son Jake and his wife Kandice Hynek, as well as four brothers, a sister, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life potluck was held on September 8, 2018 2:30 PM at the Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St, Baker City, Oregon.

Forest’s Funeral Program [.pdf]

Some pictures of Forest Hynek:

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