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David Lee Forbush 1940-2021


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:20pm

David Lee Forbush passed away March 22, 2021. He was born in 1940 to Frank and Hazel Forbush in Longview, Washington. He married Katherine Eagen, his wife of over 60 happy years of marriage.

Together they raised 10 wonderful children and created a big, loving family. He was proud of each of his children and the family he had. David made the Alaska seafood business his career. He spent 40 years doing what he loved, going to Alaska every summer to manage salmon operations there and returning in the fall to plan and prepare for the next year.

In 40 years, he never missed a summer in Alaska. David designed their retirement beach house and, upon retirement, he and Katherine moved in. Gardening and bird watching became his passions. He grew enough potatoes, corn and other vegetables to send every member of the family home with a sack of fresh produce every time you visited.

He is survived by his wife Katherine, nine children, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a trusted friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Edmonds on April 15 at 10 a.m.


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