Evelyn was born October 7, 1928, in Modesto, Ca. and passed away peacefully on September 2, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Jesse Vernon Nail and Ruby Fuller Naill; and her sister, Dorothy Ellen Stephens. She excelled in educational pursuits, graduating from the University of the Pacific and later earning a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from California State University, Fresno. She was an Elementary School Teacher and Resource Specialist with the Fresno Unified School District for over 40 years. Her smile and sense of humor were motivating to her students who found learning the inescapable result of "fun" with Mrs. Forbes. Evelyn Forbes-Nail is survived by husband, Ralph; her daughter, Deann and husband Don Landers; son, Donald Forbes and his wife Kimberly; her son, Robert Forbes and his wife Jayne; son Ken Forbes; Ralph's daughters, Linda Naill, Brenda and her husband Darrel Cowan. Evelyn was a proud grandparent to Aaron, Christopher, Kate, Monica, Keaton, Jessica, Donny, Julianna and Hope; and great-grandchildren, Zach and Zoie. A Celebration of Evelyn's Life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fresno, Ca., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow.
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Sept. 20, 2013