Dec 142012

Sybil McKeand Fore, 86, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Prescott after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A private memorial is planned.
Sybil was born April 22, 1926, in Coleman County, Texas, to Robert H. and Violet S. McKeand.
In Winslow during World War II, she met her future husband, Derrick “Dick” Dixon Fore, while she was working at a soda fountain and he was in the Navy. She graduated from Winslow High School and they were married on Feb. 24, 1944.
While living in Winslow, Sybil and Dick owned and operated the Sand and Sage Motel on Route 66, and gave birth to three daughters, Sherry Lee, Dixie Lou and Laura Lynn.
After selling the Sand and Sage Motel, she and Dick moved to Camp Verde and lived on a 10-acre ranch they named “Tenafore.” They boarded horses on the ranch, and watched coyotes and Canada geese from their back porch.
In 2004, on the death of her husband Dick, Sybil built a home in Prescott near her daughter, Dixie Fore Irvine. Sybil moved into this home in Prescott in 2005.
Survivors include her sister, Helen Schell; her son-in-law, Russell Parker of Prescott; two daughters, Dixie Fore Irvine of Prescott and Laura Fore of Phoenix; six grandchildren, Aaron Parker (Sherry) of Ranier, Wash., Susan Burgess (Mike) of Ridgecrest, Calif., Kerrie O’Brien (Steve) of Prescott, Ivy Irvine (Patrick) of Missoula, Mont., and Daniel Guendel and Madeline Guendel of Phoenix; and two great-grandchildren, Derrick OBrien and Kierra OBrien.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Roscoe; her sister, Bonnie; her husband, Dick Fore; and her eldest daughter, Sherry Fore Parker.
David’s Desert Chapel of Wickenberg was in charge of the arrangements.