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Alice Blanche Forrest

June 8, 1921 — March 30, 2023

Roanoke

Alice Blanche Ward Forrest, 101, was born June 8, 1921, in Waltham, Vermont to Clayton W. and Vera May Hunt Ward. She was the third of four daughters, all now deceased. She graduated from Vergennes High School in 1938. She worked in a children’s home for three years. She joined the Navy and served in the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts during World War 2. After the war, she attended Vesper George School of Art, graduating first in her class in 1950.

Alice married Hugh A. Forrest on March 4th, 1950. She helped raise Hugh’s four other children. Together they had two daughters, Nancy and Margaret, who blessed them with 10 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Together Alice and Hugh served a two-year mission in the Washington D.C. Temple from 1977-1979. After Hugh’s passing in 2000, she served in the Boston temple for three years and then moved to Illinois in 2004. She served in the Nauvoo temple for 10 years until she was almost 95 years old.

Alice has illustrated children’s books, created many pen and ink drawings and paintings, and created many murals and posters throughout the years. She has written many poems as well. She was an avid gardener and genealogist. She enjoyed walking, reading, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery, and puzzles. She resided for over 18 years with her daughter, Nancy Harston, in Roanoke, Illinois where she passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 30th.

There will be a visitation in Roanoke from 4-6 pm on Saturday, April 8 at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home.

Her funeral will be on Monday, April 10th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse at 2530 North Morton Ave, Morton, Illinois. The visitation will start at 4:30 p.m. and the funeral service will be at 5:30 p.m.

Alice will be buried in Peabody, Massachusetts next to her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made at https://donate.churchofjesuschrist.org. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

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