Lillie was born to James and Ethel Donithan in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1925. Several years later she was followed by a brother, James.
After finishing high school, she went to work for the Sun Oil Co. She met Walter Forwood who was a talented athlete and minor league baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics. The couple was married just before Walter was shipped out to Guam during World War II.
Walter returned safely from the war and the couple started married life in Glen Mills, Penn. Their first child (little Walt), lived only a short time, but he was to be followed by Thomas James and Sandra Ethel.
Walt went to work for Sun Oil Co. and Lillie became a stay-at-home mom. The couple was active in the community, helping with the disabled veterans at fishing derbies and picnics.
Whenever a friend or neighbor had a need, Lillie was the first to respond, especially with a good hearty meal. No one remained a stranger for long. She was always very outgoing and affectionate.
Walter died after a long illness battling complications of Limes Disease in September 1993. In 2006, Lillie moved to Montana to be close to family. After another five years, she needed to be in the good care of the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center.
Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, brother James, husband Walter, and baby Walter and many other brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son, Thomas Forwood and his wife Alice; daughter Sandra Richardson; grandsons Thomas and Water Forwood and Gary and Timothy Olmsted; granddaughter Christine Richardson; grandsons Nathan and Steven Richardson; and great grandcchildren Abigale, Alissa, Ethan and Brook Olmstead.
A memorial service for Lillie will be held at Christ Church on February 14th at 11:30 am with the Reverend Janis Hansen officiating. A reception will follow.