Barbara Jean Forbes

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A Celebration of Life Service honoring Barbara Jean (Grinnell) Forbes, longtime resident of Montgomery County, will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Johnny Johnson officiating.

Barbara was born on December 22, 1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to John Harrison Grinnell and Ruby Faye (Hale) Grinnell. She passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Barbara was raised in Marshall, TX where she graduated from Marshall High School and was a drum major/twirler. After high school she attended Beauty School and soon after began her lifelong career in the beauty salon business.

On August 21, 1982, Barbara married the love of her life James H. Forbes, Sr. The couple settled in Montgomery, Texas where Barbara owned and operated "Hair Designs and More" and later the "Perfect Image" hair salons. She owned and operated her successful hair salons for over 27 years. Barbara loved working in the salon and stayed busy cutting hair up until the time of her passing. Her feisty, yet good sense of humor carried her through her tough days. Barbara will be remembered as a strong, courageous and selfless woman who devoted her life to her family.

Throughout her life, Barbara also enjoyed her quiet time; reading her mystery novels, tending her beautiful flowers or playing games and visiting with her beloved grandchildren. She also loved going on cruises with her family and girlfriends where she could gamble and spend quality time with everyone. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Barbara was preceded in death by: Her loving parents; daughter, Sheila Renee; brothers, Douglas Grinnell, Ronnie Grinnell and Johnny Grinnell. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, James H. Forbes, Sr.; her one son, James H. Forbes, Jr.; step-daughters, Cindy Seale and Tanja Fowler; sister, Susan Grinnell; brother, John Wilfred Grinnell and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Layla Ann Forbes, Randy Lupton, Sr. Melissa Shults, Phillip Seale, Brandon Forbes, Amber Fowler and Emily Fowler; 12 dear great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Tx 77301.


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Published on from Dec. 2 to Dec. 15, 2015