Sylvia J. Forbes

August 07, 1938 ‒ August 27, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Sylvia H. Forbes, age 82, of Arden, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was born on August 7, 1938 in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of Ralph and Madelene (Howard) Coolidge.

Sylvia was a simple lady.  She enjoyed the outdoors, painting, playing games on her tablet and was always looking for a good Yahtzee or card game.  She liked going to the beach, but most important to her was the quality she spent with her family.  She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children; Keven and wife Sandie Forbes of Westminster, Colorado, Jaynie Carleton of Asheville, North Carolina, Kenneth and wife Renee Forbes Jr. of Elbert, Colorado, Kimberly and husband Dan Fox of Mount Vernon and Robin Thomaston of Bellevue, Nebraska; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Forbes; brothers, Donald Coolidge, Wendell Coolidge, Wayne Coolidge, and Ralph Coolidge Jr., two sisters, Arlene Forbes and Beatrice DeGrasse.

The family will observe a private burial in Vermont.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sylvia H. Forbes.

Memorial contributions in Sylvia’s name may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association.

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  • Our sincere condolences go out to the Forbes/Coolidge family in the loss of another family member. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.