Forward Donna Jean Gary Forward passed away peacefully at her home in Phoenix, AZ on March 4, 2013. She was born, in Columbus, Ohio on August 31, 1927. She was married to Chauncey B. Forward for 48 years. She is proceeded in death by her husband and daughter Lynda Forward Diffenderfer. Donna graduated from South High School in 1945. She was Secretary to the City Manager of Worthington, OH for 18 years and served to six different City Managers. She retired in 1987. Donna loved the City of Worthington where she lived and worked for most of her life. Donna is Survived by her son, Blair Forward of Tucson, Az; daughter, Suzanne Forward Armstrong of Cortez, CO; granddaughter, Jessica Forward DeSena of Canyon Country, CA; granddaughter, Margaret Diffenderfer Hauer of Phoenix; and three great grandaughters. A Celebration of the Life of Donna Jean Gary Forward will be held at noon, Saturday July 20th at Miller's Lake, 7034 State Route 4, Mechanicsburg, OH.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 16 to July 17, 2013