Barbara G. Forrester

barbara forrester

January 12, 1929 ~ January 30, 2024

Born in: Freehold, New Jersey
Resided in: Herndon, Virginia

Barbara Gravatt Forrester passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024 at
the age of 95. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Freehold, New Jersey. She
was the youngest of eight children, with her closest sibling 12 years her senior.
She proudly graduated with a degree in political science from Wilson College in
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She was the class valedictorian, and she later
served as president of the Alumni Association. After graduating from Wilson
College, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the CIA where she met her
future husband, Jack Forrester, who predeceased her in 2018. Barbara and Jack
married in 1953 and within a few years took their young family on assignment to
Cyprus. Barbara enjoyed life overseas and the opportunity to travel in the
region. On return to the U.S., they settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan before
returning east in 1970 to Vienna, Virginia. Barbara was an active leader of the
Lawyers North HOA and owned a craft studio on Maple Avenue in Vienna for
several years. She never lost her love of following political news, keeping up
with her Wilson alumni and being the keeper of family history. Barbara recently
became a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution,
the 21st member of her family to proudly honor their patriot ancestor.

Barbara is survived by her two sons, Michael Forrester (Elise), and Casey
Forrester (Lisa). Barbara also leaves three grandchildren, David, Abby Rucker
(Dan), and Andrew.

Friends and family will celebrate Barbara’s life at Money & King Funeral
Home, 171 West Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a memorial service at Money & King Funeral
Home on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. In
lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Wilson College.


Visitation: February 15, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Memorial Service: February 16, 2024 11:00 am

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you.

    Bob Gallagher
    Funeral Director

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