Leon Hahn “Lee” Forvour passed away Saturday July 30, 2022, at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma. He was 92 years old. He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Delaware Township, Camden County, New Jersey, to Edith M. Forvour. Lee was raised on a farm in rural New Jersey by his grandparents.
After graduating high school, Lee joined the National Guard while attending Temple University Technical Institute, studying electronics. After the outbreak of the Korean War, Lee Joined the U.S. Air Force where he became a jet aircraft electrical systems specialist and later an jet electrical systems instructor. Lee was stationed in Amarillo, Texas where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Louise “Louise” Forvour, on Jan. 16th, 1954. They were married over 66 years when Louise passed away on Oct. 7, 2020.
In 1961, Lee applied for and was accepted to the Air Force OSI Candidate School. Once completed he became a Special Agent for the AFOSI and remained so for the rest of his military career. Lee served in Vietnam from February 1968 to January 1969. He retired from active duty in December 1973.
After retirement from the USAF Lee and Louise lived by each of their five kids and all of their grandchildren. The last move was to Ocean Shores where they built their dream home in 1991. While in Ocean Shores Lee and Louise made many new friends at the Ocean Shores Community Club, VFW Post 8956 and their involvement in the Ocean Shores Dixieland Jazz Society, which both Lee and Louise served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasure multiple times and attended jazz festivals all over the country, until health issues forced them to end their involvement with the jazz society.
Lee and Louise loved to travel. They have been to Europe three different times as well as trips to Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Australia and 49 of the 50 states. Lee was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner, he was a member of VFW Post 8956, the American Legion and Retired AFOSI Agents Association. Lee will be remembered as an honest and honorable man who loved his family.
Lee is survived by his two sons: Randy Johnson (Sharon) of Amarillo, Texas and Barry Forvour (Carol) of Ocean Shores, Washington; son-in-law Jerry Hubbard (Shirley) of Fairbanks, Alaska; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 66 years, Mary Louise Forvour; three daughters: Jerry Beaumariage, Glenda Hubbard and Lanis Reich, three grandsons and one great-grandson.
A funeral service will be held at the Ocean Shores Baptist Church, Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m.
The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
Interment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
Arrangements are made by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Please take a few monuments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.coleman-mortuary.net.