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POQUOSON - Jean B. Forrest, 84, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Riverside Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Mary P. & Linwood I. Burcher, and wife of the late Jack N. Forrest. Jean was a 1947 graduate of Poquoson High School, and a graduate of Mary Washington College. She was a teacher/librarian with the Poquoson School System for 37 years, and a member of the Poquoson Retired Teachers Assn. Many lives were touched by her years of teaching. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. Many of Jean's fondest memories were her early years of boating & her love of gardening. She was at her happiest at the "Florida house". Jean is survived by a son, Nathan Forrest; a daughter, Mary Curran; brother, Cornell Burcher; granddaughter, Valarie Torrenti & significant other, Chris Gibbs; grandson, Andrew Curran IV & significant other, Melanie Janik; as well as her great-grandchildren who were the apple of her eye, Morgan, Madisyn and Avery Torrenti, and Logan Wahls. The family will receive friends tonight, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at her home, 145 Bennett Road. A funeral service will be held Saturday, 2:00 PM, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church by Rev. Barry Throckmorton. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial donations may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 831 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the Poquoson Retired Teachers Assn., 401 Bridgewood Dr., Yorktown, VA, 23693. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "Jean was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her."
Published in Daily Press from July 10 to July 11, 2014
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