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James Lee Forbes

March 26, 1939 - March 6, 2018


Jim Watson

Meridian, ID

I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. My family and Jim's were close friends throughout the years, and my prayers go out to his wife, children and grandchildren. A good man gone too soon.

Jan Headley

Rochester, MN

Iím extending my sympathy to the entire Forbes family in your loss. Youíre all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark Joneson

Rapid City, SD

Jan & family: So sorry to read of Jim's passing. The world is a lesser place without his kind, graceful presence. And yet, knowing he has shaken the shackles his earthly body placed on him brings me joy for him. Grace and peace to you, Jan, and to the family as you begin the next chapter in your lives.



Knew Jim very well. Our parents were close friends, and our fathers worked together at the Post Office. I knew Jim through Boy Scouts, wherein he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Also, he was the student body president in his senior year of high school. He was so dedicated to many things. He had high integrity and honsesty. Just a great person. so sorry of his passing.

Stan Cooper

Mill Valley, CA

Jan and family, Judy and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. I will carry many fond recollections of my friendship growing up with Jim. We also shared a family connection; our grandmothers were cousins, daughters of the Rupe brothers, pioneers in the Sturgis area. Our thoughts are with you.

Ron & Diane Johnson

Sturgis, SD

We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a special person. Always had a smile. You will all miss him dearly. Hope he got to enjoy his last home.

Gladys J Lupkes


Jan and family, I send my love and sympathy to you in the death of Jim and also of your grandson. Paul was always indebted to Jim for inviting him to serve as Chaplain at Ft. Meade all those years. I now live in Hayti, SD near my daughter Debra and Randy Eisenbeisz. Paul is buried in his home church cemetery in Iowa. I send my love and prayers to you in your loss.