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E. Forbis

October 30, 1925 — April 30, 2015

Life Story for E. E. "Ernie" Forbis

E. E. (Ernie) Forbis of Guffey, Idaho, formerly of Bellevue, died peacefully on Thursday April 30th. He was born October 30, 1925 in Painton, Missouri.
Ernie had a long Naval Aviation career spanning the Korean, Vietnam and World War II. He survived being shot down twice earning two purple hearts before retiring to a quieter life. His quieter life included being a Navy recruiter, Deputy Sheriff, tire salesman and an electrician. Playing with electricity stuck with him and he soon purchased Resort Electric and a family business was born. Sons, many grandsons and Earnet, soon all became electricians and worked alongside dad/grandpa. He gave them all a solid base to build their lives from. He retired with his third wife, Louise Calhoun-Forbis to a quiet little farm along the Snake River in Guffey, Idaho.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers (Wayne & Boss), two wives (Betty & Janet) and a daughter Virginia. He is survived by his wife Louise; 3 sisters- Sis, Jenny and Wanda; 3 sons-Lloyd, Mike and Dewain; 2 daughters- Betty and Earnet. His extended family includes 2 more sons- Jerry & Jason; 3 more daughters-Chris, Tami and Jeanett and a grand total of 43 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren , 14 great, great grandchildren, 3 dogs, a goat, several ducks, roosters and hens . Ernie touched many lives and was loved deeply by all and we will miss him very much.
A poem Ernie enjoyed sharing:
The Cat in The Hat On Aging
I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
Oh my God, what can I do?
My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look like hell
My mood is bad -- can you tell?
My body's drooping
Have trouble pooping
The Golden Years have come at last
The Golden Years can kiss my ass

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