Jean Ann Leonard Forinash

Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Jean Ann Leonard Forinash, 73, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at her residence. She was born to Jean Spriggs Leonard of Bristol, Va., and the late John Leonard. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, David Lee Forinash, and a brother-in-law, Roger Snodgrass.
Jean was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She retired from Texas Instruments as a purchasing agent.
Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her mother are two daughters, Mary (Keith) Ayotte of New Hampshire and Geri (Matthew) Mahaley of Johnson City; two sons, Timmy (Heather) Forinash and Jason (Taylor) Forinash, both of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Jacob Mahaley, Ann Marie Mahaley, Sophia Mahaley, Hailey Ayotte, Lana Ayotte, Bentley Forinash, Easton Forinash and Amari Forinash; one great-grandchild, Carlie Egbert; and four sisters, Bonnie Snodgrass, Cindy (Scott) Rose, Jenny (Rex) Eaton and Melissa (Chris) Jones.
A service to celebrate the life of Jean Ann Leonard Forinash will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton with Rev. Raymond Amos and Rev. Robert Countiss officiating. Music will be under the direction of Catherine Bunton. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may donate to the First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of comfort can be sent to the family through our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the Forinash family.

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