Fri. Jul. 28, 2017
8:15 am
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
3600 Brinkman Street
Houston , TX 77018.
In Memory of
Forrest Patrick Bernelle
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Forrest Patrick Bernelle, 63, concluded his earthly adventure June 19, 2017, in his hometown of Houston, Texas.  Forrest was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Eugene Bernelle and his sister, Denise Margaret Bernelle.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Bernelle, his mother, Madelen Price, daughters and sons-in-law Lauren and Matt Wells and Jessica and Joe Hanus, stepsons Steven Norton and Daniel Norton, brothers Mike Bernelle and his wife Robin and Brian Bernelle and his wife Paula and sister Janet Barber and her husband Russell and grandchildren Dylan, Ryan, Destin, Elijah, Noah and Avery, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special cousin, Cathy Schlottman.  He will be especially missed by his Labradoodle, Blanco.

After graduating from Aldine High School, Forrest began a career in the oil-field equipment manufacturing world.  Starting as a machinist for Drillco, he moved to Moncreif Lenoir and then began a twenty year career at Schlumberger Well Services. He moved to a house next door to Schlumberger on Jean Street and would hop the fence in his back yard to go to work each day.  Forrest took an early retirement from Schlumberger to try an entrepreneurial endeavor in Burnet, Texas owning and managing the Silver Creek One Stop.

Also while living in Burnet, he was an active member of the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. After a time, he returned to Houston and began another stint in the oilfield industry at Baker Hughes.   

Forrest loved antique tractors, was an avid gun enthusiast and enjoyed collecting unique firearms.  He also enjoyed working with his hands, creating and fixing things for family and friends.  His knowledge was endless as he helped everyone around him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Also, a mass will be held in his memory at 8:15 a.m. on July 28, 2017, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.

 

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Forrest was truly one of the wonderful people and a very good and long term friend. We will miss him terribly.

Tributes

Message from
Sharon Gail Huron Livingston
Tue, 07/11/2017

Forrest you will be missed and we will all meet again! Love you my friend, Sharon

Message from
Catherine Bernelle
Fri, 07/14/2017

Farewell my old friend. What heaven gave you and me cannot be forgotten.

Message from
Daniel Norton
Fri, 07/14/2017

The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. You will be missed.

Message from
Steve Norton
Fri, 07/14/2017

I will miss all your great stories and jokes. We will be missing you for a long time.

Message from
Lauren
Mon, 07/17/2017

to dear "ol dad - thank you for teaching me all the things that made me in to the woman I am today...an independent one. I miss your voice when you called me poopsie. I love you and I miss you. .

Message from
John Wambaugh
Sun, 07/23/2017

We first met Forrest in 1982 when we came to Houston to work for Schlumberger and have cherished his friendship ever since. We have watched Lauren and Jessica grow up and fullfill his dreams for them. Forrest will be sorely missed.