Thelma (Toby) Rae Forbes, formerly of Omaha, passed away on Sept. 4, 2020 at age 81 after a long illness in Milwaukee, WI. A private service was held on Sept. 8, 2020.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marshall Forbes and daughters and sons-in-law, Jody and Dennis Knox, Barbara Forbes-Lyons and Jon Lyons, Shari and Joel Berman and son, Joel Forbes; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Schwartz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Toby spent her working career in Jewish community work starting at the JCC in Omaha at the Jewish Federation of Omaha as the secretary to the executive director, and then as the office manager for the Omaha Federation. Upon moving to Milwaukee she continued her work with the Jewish community at the JCC. She finished her career at the Milwaukee Friends of Hebrew University.
Memorials may be made in her name to Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 N. Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209.