Jean and Don wedding
Jean Foreman
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 8, 1925
  • Date of passing: Dec 30, 2013
Let the memory of Jean be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jean Foreman, 88, born on June 8, 1925 and passed away on December 30, 2013. She will always be in our hearts..

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Foreman on 1st May 2014

"Mom, it has been 4 months since you passed away,  We have all been flooded by many wonderful memories but also saddened by reminders of your absence.  I often want to pick up the phone and call you and tell you about my day or which "old" Vestal friend I had heard from on Face Book.  Sometimes I just want to talk about one of the shows we both loved to watch. Just little things like that.  Mother's Day is coming up and it seems so strange not going through dozens of Hallmark cards looking for the one that really captured the love of my mom.  A lot of tears but also many memory smiles.  Love you and miss you, Mom!  Chip"

This tribute was added by Danielle Lindquist on 19th January 2014

"I am sad for Don and family.  Jean was a matriarch, strong, kind and dedicated to her family.  I totally enjoyed meeting her at the beach house in NC.  It was a good time for all with Jean very much at the center of it all as a Mom should be.
Hugs to Donna and Karen for your loss.  Danie"

This tribute was added by Donna Foreman on 6th January 2014

"I was searching for a way to reach one of Mom's long time friends to let her know about Mom.  I just found out that she passed away about a week before Mom did.  She was Margaret Cooley from Vestal. Family members may remember Mom talking about having the 2 Margarets up for dinner and singing.  Margaret Rogers died a couple years ago.  Now the other Margaret (Cooley) and my Mom are gone.  My condolences to Bev and the Cooley family."

This tribute was added by Joan Panasik on 6th January 2014

"We can't begin to tell you of all the memories we have of Jean, Don and the girls.  It was a privilege and honor being neighbors with the Foreman family for over 35 yrs.  We watched our families grow and the mischief our children could get into especially tires being rolled down
the street and crashing into houses.
    Words cannot express what a giving and caring person Jean was and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
    Jean will be forever missed but will remain in our hearts forever.
                                                 Ted & Joan"

This tribute was added by Jo Steele on 5th January 2014

"I could fill books about my memories of Aunt Gee-Gee.  Probably my earliest memory was when I was 3 years old.  Aunt Gee-Gee had a silver medallion necklace that fascinated me.  I was playing with it and the medallion came off the ring.  I thought I was in real trouble and said "I'll fix it Gee-Gee."  Wish I could fix all the pain now.  She made me the most special treat of graham crackers and chocolate frosting which she put in the freezer in one of those silver ice trays.  Oh was I excited when she made it.  In later years I got to be not only her niece but her friend.  We would talk so often about things.  She always made me feel loved.  What a wonderful gift that was.  In Oct. Mom and I went to visit them and Aunt Gee-Gee called me her servant because I would bring them breakfast while we all sat on the porch and watched the birds.  That was a precious time and I thank God we were given that time together.  She will be missed but I am so glad she is no longer in pain."

This tribute was added by Donna Foreman on 5th January 2014

"Thank you all so much for your loving, thoughtful memories and tributes. We all appreciate the wonderful friends and family we have shared our lives with.
Dad is not "on line" so I will share these with him on my next visit.  
BTW- I have some info on my dad on the next page.
Much love, Donna and the Foreman family."

This tribute was added by Bob and Doreen Harris on 5th January 2014

""Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." Such wonderful memories of Aunt Jean! My (Doreen) first meal (1984)with my future in-laws, Bill and Margaret Harris, Mom made a Egg Congealed Salad and me thinking I loved egg salad I would love this, "not so much" and scared to say I didn't like it but felt that I needed to explain why I hadn't eaten it....Aunt Jean chimed in to say she too didn't like it! WHEW! I knew her and I would get along very well. Heaven has a new Angel! Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all...Love and Hugs,"

This tribute was added by Kelly Solomon on 4th January 2014

"I will never celebrate Thanksgiving without being instantly transported in my mind back to our many Thanksgivings in Vestal.  So many memories.  How Aunt Jean put up with us and what we did to her house I'll never know.  What a joy and privilege to have been called her nephew and to be able to share so many wonderful times together.  The Solomons offer our very deepest sympathies to Uncle Don, Chippy, Karen and Patty.  Aunt Jean was a wonderful lady and we will miss her very much.  You are in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Kim Watson on 4th January 2014

"My mom, Evelyn Roth, was sharing some of her memories of your mom and dad with me tonight.  She fondly remembers many dinner parties at your parents Redwood Lane house and all the times they went out together as couples.  Your parents were a constant in many wonderful ways in our family's life.  Both Don and my dad had a great sense of humor and always shared a good laugh.  My mom shared that the night my dad was killed in an auto accident, your dad showed up at the hospital for my brother, to lend moral support, even though it was late at night.  That meant so much to her. I remember your mom caring for me at your house for the day when I was sick and my mom had to go to work.  Your parents frequently visited my grandmother after she was widowed and when she was in the nursing home.  The list go could go on and on.  Your mother and father always walked in love, both in the community and with one another.  Our corner of the world was far brighter because they were there.  I know my dad and Lanny were among those to welcome your mom home.  With deepest sympathy and love from the Roth family.  Evelyn, Shelley and Kim"

This tribute was added by Michael Richards on 4th January 2014

"Dear karen, it has been many years since we spent time together, but I remember your mom, dad and redwood lane like it was yesterday when I look at the pictures posted. The very good old days.....I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie marasco richards, binghamton ny."

This tribute was added by Lisa Wolff on 4th January 2014

"I have so many memories of Nanny, her big pink robe and matching slippers, leading to the nic-name "pink bunny", or the new verb we created to describe your missing coffee cup that would have been cleared, cleaned ,and long gone when you went for a refill (we would call the cup "AJ'ed").
My last memory of Nanny is from the night before she died. We (Adam, Karen, Mike, Poppa, and I) stopped by to visit Nanny at Medstar. We all stayed to visit for a while and eat chocolates. Before heading out, Poppa leaned in to give Nanny a good-night kiss, told her he loved her, then followed us out.  Don and Jean I think exemplified what it means to truly love someone with your whole heart, and for your whole life. Something that I think we can all aspire to follow....
I'll miss you Nanny!"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Ballantine on 4th January 2014

"We remember Mrs. Foreman so well.  I am writing on behalf of myself and my sister (Bonnie and Robin Chadwick) who also lived on Torrance Ave.  Robin and I were reminiscing this morning and we talked about the kindness she showed.  We remember sledding down their driveway, playing with one another, her help with my mother's Brownie troop and sleepovers at their home.   Robin and I both live in the Oklahoma City area.  Please know we send our heartfelt sympathy to you all and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Roy Dawson on 4th January 2014

"What wonderful friends Jean and Don have been to us for many years. Even though we've moved from Vestal we still kept in touch and always got together for lunch when we came north in the summers. I called Evie Roth about your Mother as they were good friends through the years to. Your Mom and Dad and Roy and I had many good times working with the youth at Calvary Meth. church. We had a group usually about 26 of us that always got together New Years Eve and your Dad always shot his gun off at midnight. Don we love you and hope the very best for you in this sad time. Love, Roy & Jane"

This tribute was added by Shin-Yi Ku on 4th January 2014

"Jean,  We had good time talking many times, your laugh and graceful smile reminded me of my mother who passed in 2009. Your eyes turned so bright when you were talking about your love story about you and Don. And I told you many times, you were so beautiful! The last sentence you said to me was two weeks ago, you said "We love you!". Jean, My heart broke, and I miss you dearly. Shinyi"

This tribute was added by Leon Frank on 4th January 2014

"I guess the greatest tribute to Jean is that she kept her sanity while raising those three daughters!  I remember one day Karen was supposed to vacuum the house.  She started the vacuum and left it running in the middle of the living room floor, then went into her room to read figuring her mother would hear the vacuum and think she was working.  Jean stayed young keeping ahead of the family.

The thing I remember most about Jean is what a class lady she was.  Her home was always immaculate, her clothes were always perfect.  Yet, she had a great sense of humor and was always ready for the next adventure.  Somehow I felt like I had to reach up and be a better person when I was around her.  She will be missed, but she leaves behind many good memories."

This tribute was added by Diane Heckendorn on 4th January 2014

"Dearest Chip and Family,

Words can't express feelings at a time like this.  There is nothing like a Mothers love and you had a wonderful Mother.  I have many fond memories but they are all of when she was older so it was so nice to see the pictures that you posted of her in earlier years.  How happy she and your Dad looked in them.  My heart breaks for him as he says goodby to the life they had together.  I can speak for all of my family to say you are all in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Pam Pritchard on 3rd January 2014

"To the Foreman family; I am so sorry for the loss of Jean.  You were wonderful next door neighbors on Redwood Lane and collectively have left me with fond childhood memories.  I was Karen's tag along pal and Jean, with grace and style, put up with my tag along behavior over the years!  If I close my eyes I can hear Jean's laughter on the patio or balcony on those summer nights.  I can see Jean, along with Don, in the living room enjoying a wonderful fire--or reading together. It was a time when borrowing a cup of sugar or eggs was reality and Jean was ever welcoming at the door when I was sent to complete a mission. It certainly was a time.  I am fortunate to have known her.  My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.  Sincerely; Pam (Panasik) Pritchard"

This tribute was added by Charlene Vincent on 3rd January 2014

"I am so sad. So many memories of high school are connected with your Mom and Dad. Spending the night, sharing meals, church activities, band trips, and even going on vacation together. How they put up with all of our shenanigans I will never know!  But my life is so much richer because of our time together. Sending strength and love."

This tribute was added by Judy Michael Mable on 3rd January 2014

"Thoughts and prayers are with your family- I remember our parents getting together often and the laughter that surrounded them."

This tribute was added by Janet Allen on 3rd January 2014

"Jean, Mike and I only met you once and you left a lasting impression on our hearts.  "Happy Trails To You, Until We Meet Again...""

This tribute was added by Donna Foreman on 3rd January 2014

"Please leave a message or memory to share.
Thank you, Donna (Chip) Foreman"


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