Peru — Angela Rhae Bryant Forrence, 68, of Route 22, Peru, died unexpectedly Friday, June 24, 2005, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Nichols, S.C., May 25, 1937, the daughter of Col. Woodrow and Mildred (Norton) Bryant.
Angela was raised in a military family. She felt a close connection with the families who lost a loved one, which led to her work with the POW-MIA movement and compassionate articles in the media. She was extraordinarily patriotic, marched in many parades and gave countless inspiring speeches.
She was a proud 1962 graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and had a distinguished career as a psychiatric nurse.
She was deeply spiritual and an active member of the Peru Community Church. Many will remember her notes and cards with quotes of scripture that she would personally select for the individual.
Angela was very involved in the community and served as a board member for many years at Behavioral Health Services North, on the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, the Riverwalk Committee, and as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a Girl Scout troop leader and Military Wife of the Year at Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
Other passions included yoga, growing orchids, performing in Langlois-Racine Dance School Tap Dance Recitals and pampering her two famous felines Bambi and Farrah Feline Forrence.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Forrence, whom she married April 14, 1984, in Peru; one daughter and son-in-law, Tamara Angelyn Goodrich Paul and Robert Goodspeed Paul of Florida; two stepdaughters and spouses, Carolyn and Andrew Gonyea of South Carolina and Diane and Edward Grant of North Carolina; two stepsons and spouses, Mason and Joan Forrence and McIntosh Forrence and Hannah Hanford, all of Peru; one granddaughter, Jordan Rhae Paul; eight stepgrandchildren, Chad Robert Paul and Sean Paul, Seth, Erica and Kate Forrence, Jeffrey and Suzanne Grant and McIntosh and Jonathan Forrence; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Vicki Bryant of Florida; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Frank Suhoskey of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Jean Pritchard of Newburgh, Rosalind Carpenter of Illinois and Fiona Forrence of Plattsburgh; one brother-in-law and spouse, William and Majorie Forrence of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine