|Birth: ||May 5, 1915|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2010|
William Patrick Forbes was a grand Irish man. In 1915 he was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Josephine Sheehy Forbes and John Weldon Forbes. A sister Helen arrived two years later.
Josephine was one of the five boisterous Sheehy daughters and Weldon was a young enterprising businessman. William spent his boyhood in the Irish neighborhood of Armourdale (named for the prominent meat packing plant). Life revolved around the Sheehy boarding house run by his Grandparents Johanna and Pat.
His father gained success in the retail business and moved the family when Dad was eleven to Dallas, Texas to expand his department store business. He and his partners purchased a five-store chain anchored by the large Sanger Brothers Department Store in downtown Dallas. Under the guidance of his father the business flourished and the family wealth led to the finer things life had to offer. The family moved into Hunters Glen, an expansive country estate on the outskirts of Dallas at the corner of Lover's Lane and Hunter's Glen roads.
He is survived by a daughter Dierdre Anne Forbes of Portland, Oregon, a son William Alexander Forbes of Ocean Beach, Washington, a nephew John Weldon Forbes of Lafayette, Louisiana, and many cousins still living in Texas, California, Kansas, and other parts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris A. Forbes, sister Helen Forbes, and long time friend Mabel "Penny" Morris.
Josephine Agnes Sheehy Forbes (1892 - 1956)
Iris Alexandria Roys Forbes (1921 - 1985)
Calvary Hill Cemetery
Created by: J Vogel
Record added: Jun 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53732173
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Added: Jun. 20, 2010