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 Mary Esther <I>Thomas</I> Forbush

Mary Esther Thomas Forbush

Samaria, Oneida County, Idaho, USA
Death 7 May 1996 (aged 83)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 14 018 7
Memorial ID 35797 · View Source
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On Tuesday, May 7, 1996, a beautiful spring morning, Esther, age 82, was received into the loving arms of her high school sweetheart and eternal companion, Dellis Reuben Forbush, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1979. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, November 17, 1932.

Esther was born to William Rowland and Jane Morse Thomas, December 3, 1913 in Samaria, Oneida County, Idaho. She was preceded in death by brothers, Walter, William and Ray, sister, Leah, and a special friend, Nick Conti.

She leaves a legacy of three children, son, Jerry Dellis Forbush and wife, Barbara; daughter, Karen Arlene Larrabee and husband, Douglas; daughter, Connie Lee Simper and husband, David .

A devoted sister, Mrs. Vean (Ella) Clark, showed constant love and shared many happy times with her.

Her posterity includes, 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.Esther was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was one of the greatest cooks around and shared this talent while serving as Relief Society luncheon chairman, for many years. She belonged to the Union Lions Club, The TPA Club, The Supper Club, and others.

People were drawn to her through her love, her smile and her sense of humor. She counseled her family: "It doesn't cost anything to be nice" and "Tell your families to do what they're supposed to do."

A viewing will be held Friday, May 10, 1996, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah, 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 12 Noon in the Cottonwood Creek Stake Center, (Union 14th Ward), 1535 East Creek Road (7400 South, Union (Sandy), Utah. A viewing from 10-11:45 a.m. will be held prior to the services at the church. Interment Murray City Cemetery.

Published in the Deseret News on 5/9/1996

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35797
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Esther Thomas Forbush (3 Dec 1912–7 May 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35797, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .