May 16, 1918 - Mar 9, 2018
A Memorial service for Eva May Forbis, 99, will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Hill officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Forbis passed away on March 9, 2018 at Wind River Health Care in Riverton, Wyoming.
She was born on May 16, 1918 in Shoshoni, Wyoming, daughter of Harry and Marion B. (Pierce) Todd.
On May 20, 1934, Eva married Charles C. Forbis in Lander, Wyoming. The couple lived in Pavillion, where Charles worked at his parents’ homestead during the depression. They lived at Dry Creek the 1st winter and moved there in 1943. In 1952, the family moved to Utah to ranch for the next four years before moving back to Fremont County. In 1956, Eva began her 26 year career driving school bus, where she received the “Driver of the Month” award in 1980 for the State of Wyoming. She was honored for driving 500,000 miles on the school bus without an accident. She never had a single accident in her driving career.
Eva loved horses especially Foxtrotters and an Arabian mare that she competed in endurance rides from 1966 until 1989. She traveled from Lander to Jackson with the Rocky Mountain Endurance Riders. She was also a member of the Wyoming Arabian Horse Breeders, was a 4-H Leader and Rocky Mountain Trail Riders and helped to improve many trails during this time. Eva enjoyed gardening, painting and most of all loved spending time in the mountains.
Survivors include her sons, Clyde and his wife, Doris Forbis of Riverton, WY, Jerry and his wife Ann Forbis of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Joan and her husband, John Horton of Riverton, WY; nephew, Greg Pennington of SLC, UT; and numerous grand and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles in 2001; brothers, Bill Todd and Pierce “Pete” Todd; sister, Shirley Pennington.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.