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Benjamin Forbes
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1935
Glasgow City, Scotland
Death: Jan. 6, 1991
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Ben Forbes, age 55, passed away at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 6, 1991.

He was born January 25, 1935, in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Benjamin and Margaret Johnston Forbes. He married Elspeth Maughan on December 10, 1955, in Scotland. She preceded him in death on June 15, 1989. Employed as a Salt Lake County Deputy Sheriff for 28 years. He loved his family. These two were his life.

Survived by his mother, Margaret; one son, Ben G. Forbes, Jr. and his wife, Teri; two grandsons, Joseph and Benjamin; a granddaughter, Lisa; an aunt, Jean Johnston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Veronica Maughan; niece, Heather; and a nephew, Kenneth.


SL County Sheriff's Dept remembers Lt. Benjamin Forbes:

Friends of the homicide lieutenant said he had learned in November he had lung cancer. On Jan. 6, 1991, the disease took his life."It is a tremendous loss to our county and to the sheriff's office," former Sheriff N.D. "Pete" Hayward said.

During his career, a 28-year veteran of the Salt Lake County sheriff's office as a detective, Lt. Forbes worked a number of crime details. Most of his career was spent in the sheriff's homicide division, where he was instrumental in solving some of Utah's most notorious homicides, including the Ted Bundy , Mark Hofmann , Arthur Gary Bishop and Ronnie Lee Gardner cases.

"Ben worked in the detective division for a tremendous amount of time. To describe Ben would be just as a dedicated individual. He lived and breathed his work," Hayward said.

Deseret News Friday, Jan. 11, 1991
Family links: 
  Margaret Fyfe Johnston Forbes (1906 - 1995)
  Elspeth Maughan Forbes (1935 - 1989)
  Ben G. Forbes (1956 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Aug 05, 2011
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