Mrs. Mary Brock Forbes

b. 16 Dec 1903
d. Sept 1977 - Newport News, VA - age 73

Columbia University Teachers College, B.S.

Seventh Grade English, Virginia History, General Science

Mother of Sarah Elizabeth Forbes, M.D. (February '45)

  1957 Anchor, p. 10  

OMG! Carol, I don't believe I ever knew  Dr. Forbes, but I sure have an indelible memory of being in her Mom's
seventh grade class at Walter Reed School! I can still see the old wooden desks, and Mrs. Forbes not letting us leave
for our next class until she'd silently peered down each row and held up a finger indicating our row number
had passed muster on tidiness.

Nevertheless, I was still saddened to read of Dr. Forbes' tragic passing in the auto crash. She was undoubtedly
a great loss to the community and will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her.

- Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia - 06/30/11

Thank you so much, Carla! My memories of Mrs. Forbes from that year are warm and wonderful. I especially recall the pride
she felt in her daughter's accomplishments. Her face would simply shine when she mentioned her name - as well it should have!


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