Fri, Sept. 25

Emma E. Forbach 1926 - 2007

Emma Elfreda M. Forbach, 61, of Cottonwood, died Sept. 22, 2007.  

She was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., April 5, 1926, to Richard Stuart and Mattie Lenora (Gandy) Massan.  Emma attended her childhood and high school years in Coolidge.  After graduating high school, she went on to the Baptist Bible College, where she received her diploma. Emma went on to work as an administrative secretary, and worked for Southern Union Gas in Flagstaff for 20 years.

In Cottonwood, Emma worked as a volunteer greeter at the front information desk at the Verde Valley Medical Center.  She was also very active in her church, holding many positions, including teaching and secretarial.

Emma leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Al Forbach of Cottonwood; her sons, Gary B. Forbach (Paula) of Topeka, Kan., and Larry C. Forbach (Robyn) of Flagstaff; her daughter, Ann Dodd (Kenneth) of Forsyth, Mo.; her sister, Bess Oberly of Denver; as well as four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be at the One in Christ Church in Cottonwood on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: One in Christ Church, 2080 Hwy 260, Cottonwood AZ 86326.

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