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Forbis, Julia Rhodes
Julia Rhodes Forbis of Glendale, Arizona passed away on September 16, 2015 due to natural causes. Born on April 10, 1934 in Auglaize County, Ohio, Julia was raised in Marion, Ohio graduating from Marion Harding High School in 1952. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1970 with a BS in Education. After working as a social worker in Marion, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1973 where she taught eighth grade in the Peoria, AZ school district for 18 years. After her retirement from public education, she continued her teaching vocation as a home school educator for 10 years. Julia was passionate about teaching especially English, art and Shakespeare. She also enjoyed debating politics, collecting books and growing roses. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Zelma Rhodes and son David Reynolds, all of Marion, Ohio and brother Ralph Rhodes of Chula Vista, California. She is survived by her husband Terry, daughter Lori Reynolds-Smalley (Chuck), grandson Jackson Smalley all of Glendale, Arizona, sister Lois Lemley of Marion, Ohio and many nieces, nephews and friends. Private services will be held at a later date.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 27, 2015
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