Kathryn Forrest, 82, attended Williamsburg Community Chapel

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Kathryn Forrest
Kathryn Forrest

Kathryn Forrest, 82, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Kathy was born March 30, 1934.

She was the daughter of Greek immigrants, George and Olga (Procopi) Haritos, who preceded her in death.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 58 years, John G. Forrest Jr.; children, Kristin (Gary) Godfrey of Austin, Texas, and Matthew (Melissa) Forrest of Fairfax, Va.; two grandsons, Mitchell Forrest and Maarten Forrest; sister, Helen (Duncan) McRae, of Greenville, S.C.; sister-in-law, Ann (Jim) Hamilton, of Bluffton, S.C.; and nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Grove City College. She taught high school, middle school and later served as a substitute teacher. Kathy maintained the home front while John was in Vietnam. Kathy was a volunteer docent at the Smithsonian Institute. She worked as a part-time, front-desk receptionist for Planning Research Corporation (PRC) and maintained the Security Procedures Manual. This part-time job allowed her to be home when her children came home from school. Kathy earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development and Administration from George Washington University.

Since retiring with her husband to Williamsburg, Kathy enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, attending service at Williamsburg Community Chapel, traveling with her husband, visiting friends and relatives, Precept, Book Club, Vintage Ladies, Garden Club and classes with Christopher Wren.

A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg. A small reception will follow the service in the foyer of the Williamsburg Community Chapel. A private family burial will be held in Arlington Cemetery at a later date.

We ask that in lieu of flowers people donate to International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a cancer charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com.