Forrest Calvin Roan, Jr., passed away on November 28, 2015, at the age of 70. Forrest was born on December 18, 1944, as the youngest son of Lucille A. E. McKinney Roan and Forrest Calvin Roan, Sr.
Born in Waco, Texas, Forrest moved to Austin at the age of 3, where he stayed and received his B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas and subsequently became a diplomate in International Comparative Law through a program jointly sponsored by St. Mary's School of Law and the Universidad de Monterrey. His love of Mexico later led him to be a director of the Amundsen Institute, which sponsored the annual Texas-Mexico Symposium on Leadership. As a young man, Forrest's dad made sure he worked - a lot! - but he also got to spend time working with horses, both riding on the competitive horse show circuit and teaching others dressage and gaited riding. He always said his work on the family ranch was the great incentive for him to go to school and have an "inside" job. Forrest was a voracious reader, an amateur genealogist, an inveterate traveler, and a dedicated member of the Blue Duck Poker Group for over 30 years. The Blue Ducks were his really good friends who supported him throughout his lung transplant process.
Forrest was active in many organizations in his high school and college years and continued that throughout his life by being involved and supporting numerous charitable groups in and around Austin. As an accomplished attorney, Forrest received many accolades across his career. To read more about Forrest, please click here.