ANDOVER, Vt. – Doris G. Forbes, 76, passed away on Friday evening June 2, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 10, 1940 in Keene, New Hampshire the daughter of Lester and Joan (Winot) Griswold. She attended graded schools in Athens and Cambridgeport and attended high school in Chester.
Doris was previously married to Robert Adams. On January 19, 1985 Doris married Kenneth Forbes in Andover, Vermont.
Doris was a devoted mother and homemaker, she worked as a waitress for many years in the area, and also worked at Horse Shoe Acres Campground, Derry Pharmacy and the Vermont Country Store.
She was an avid gardener, loved her flowers and being outdoors taking great pride in her flower gardens and her yard. She enjoyed needlework and crafts, loved camping, square dancing and riding motorcycles. First and foremost for Doris was her family.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth “Skip” Forbes of Andover, sons Gary Adams of Londonderry, Keven Forbes and wife Sandie of Westminster, Colo., Kenneth Forbes Jr. and wife Renee of Colorado Springs, Colo., daughters Donna Merrow and husband Randy of Weston, Ruthie Adams of Barre, Anne Finegan and husband Rob of S. Barre, Jayne Carleton of N.C. Kimberly Fox and husband Dan of Ohio, and Robin Thomaston of Omaha, Neb., former daughter in law Julie Adams of Londonderry. Two sisters Lois Alexander of S. Londonderry, and Jackie Griswold of Andover; 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by one daughter Jodi Adams, two brothers and four sisters as well as her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday June 9, 2017 at the Andover Community Church in Andover, Vt. Reverend Daryl Martens will officiate.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Chester Ambulance Service PO Box 370 Chester, VT 05143.
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.