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May 20, 1998
Inez Bratcher-Forsman, 83, Ontario, formerly of Payette, went to be with the Lord, May 16,
1998 at a Weiser hospital. Services were 10 a.m. today at the Church of the Nazarene,
Payette. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, under the direction of Thomason
Funeral Home, Weiser.
Inez was born Nov. 30, 1914 at Kearney, Neb., the daughter of Abe and Iva Blanche Mallady
Slatter. She moved with her family to Idaho from Nebraska in 1919 and Inez grew up at
Filer, Idaho. Her family later moved to Gateway, Mont. in 1933.
She married Albert Sutter Nov. 30, 1933, they were later divorced and she married Harley
Bratcher Feb. 9, 1946. Harley passed away on Sept. 2, 1990. Inez married Waldo Forsman
Feb. 11, 1995 at the age of 80.
Inez was an active member of the Payette Nazarene Church for the past 35 years and she
served the Lord faithfully all of her life. She loved her family and saw the best in
everyone. Inez was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include her husband, Waldo Forsman; daughters, Jenette Freeman and her husband
Rex, Irene Bratcher, and Norma Greene and her husband, Jim; sons, Russell Bratcher and his
wife, Gloria, and Larry Bratcher and his wife, Kate; 18 grandchildren; numerous nieces and
nephews; three sisters, Blanche Muir; Dorothy Dexter and her husband, Virgil, and Fern
Smith and her husband, Jim; and sister-in-law, Mary Slatter; stepchildren, Clarence
Forsman and his wife, Barb, Jim Forsman and his wife Sue, Carol Peterson and her husband,
Bill, and Faith Simms and her husband, Bob; nine step-grandchildren and four
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, two sons, and a
The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the Senior Adult Ministries at the
Church of the Nazarene, 239 N. 10th, Payette, ID, 83661.