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Elouise Forbes


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Forbes, Elouise
94, of Phoenix, AZ passed away May 29, 2016 at Avista North Mountain Senior Care. Born in 1921 at Dayton, Ohio, Elouise spent her youth on the family farm in Avoca, Iowa. She graduated with a nursing degree from Creighton University in 1941 and immediately became part of the greatest generation as a WWII Army nurse. After the war, she studied public health at the Ohio State University. She married James Robert Forbes in 1949, who preceded her in death in 2001. Settled in Phoenix in 1959, Elouise served as school nurse for the Washington School District until her retirement. The purpose of life for Elouise was her family, her faith and advocating for those who could not. From her service as a nurse on the Aleutian Islands to advocating for migrant farm workers in Glendale, she was always concerned about the welfare of others. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters Kathryn Forbes (Donald Karner), Roberta Brayer (Steve), Stephanie Willer (Robert), five grand children and four great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:00 am June 20th at All Saints Episcopal Church with a reception following at 105 Coulter Estates. Contributions in Elouise's name maybe made to the Arizona Humane Society.
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 16 to June 19, 2016
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