Mrs. Andrew Forbes passed away at the Enterprise hospital yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1936. She had come from the family home at Flora a few days before an operation and her heart was not strong enough to carry her thru. Strength ebbed steadily until the end came.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Flora tomorrow afternoon and burial will be beside her parents in the Flora cemetery.
Frances Ann Matthew was born in Clay County, Missouri, May 22, 1878, a daughter of John Elry Matthew. The family came west when she was a small girl and lived a year at Fern Hill, Washington. A year later, in 1892, they came into the wilderness of northern Wallowa County. She was married to Mr. Forbes Jan. 6, 1987. The ceremony was performed by Mr. Jess Conley, a neighbor and friend.
Mr. Forbes had taken a homestead where they lived some time, and more recently they made their home in Flora for a time. The homestead is still owned by Mr. Forbes.
Mrs. Forbes is survived by her husband and four daughters, Mrs. Esther Lampkins, Mrs. Blanche Botts, Mrs. Beulah Berner and Mrs. Myrtle Wulff, all of the north end, and by four brothers and sisters: James S. Matthew of St. Helens; Mrs. Lucy M. Dooly of Nelson, B.C.; John Fredrick Matthew of Sunnyside, Washington; and Mrs. Eulah Devin of Cul de Sac, Idaho. All the daughters were with their mother when she passed away.
Mrs. Forbes was a faithful member of the Methodist church of many years. She was loved in the whole country side for her kindness and helpfulness, and was a woman of high character and superior intelligence.
Contributed by Julie Botts