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Lorain Forbush

Mon, Feb 25th, 2013
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Lorain Harry Forbush died Dec. 31, 2012, at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nev. A graveside memorial service is tentatively planned for Sat., June 15 at the Forbush family plot in Yerington, Nev.

Born June 20, 1929, in Mason Valley, NV, Lorain was the eldest son of Harry and Mabel (Batchelder) Forbush.

For his entire adult life, Lorain was self-employed at his business, Forbush Salvage and Repair. He salvaged scrap, repaired farm and construction equipment, and for many years repaired automobiles. He enjoyed fabricating things, many of which were tools that he would then use in his machine shop. Lorain enjoyed creating “Part Art.” Though he rarely entered competitions, when he did, his art won awards. He enjoyed sharing the creations with family and friends.

He was married to Betty Lou (Raine) Forbush from 1953 to 1996. A special acknowledgement is extended to Martha Andrews, his companion and friend for the last several years.

Survivors include daughter Neta D. Highum (Wayne) of Parker, S. Dakota; son Dwite C. Forbush (Carol) of Arboga, Calif.; and daughter Rena K. Cann (Steven) of Preston, Idaho. Lorain is also survived by brothers, George A. Forbush (Norma) of Sparks and Eugene E. Forbush (Kay) of Sun Valley; and a sister, Maxine F. Shane (Ronald) of Reno.

He had 11 grandchildren: LeeRaine Highum Randall, Bret N. and Jess W. Highum; Julie C. Forbush, Jayson M. and Daniel C. Bendure; Benjamin S., Joseph P., Eli H., Levi W. and Samuel B. Cann. He also had 15 great-grandchildren.

To his many stalwart friends who contributed greatly to his happiness throughout life, thank-you.

For those wishing to contribute in Lorain’s memory, the Forbush Family established a scholarship with the Nevada Agricultural Foundation in 1985. Please send contributions in his name to NAF, P.O. Box 8089, Reno, NV 89507.

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