Bennie Forbush, 64, died Jan. 24, 2008, of cancer.
He was born August 2, 1943, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Elmer and Blanche Forbush. He grew up in Salem.
He married Sharon Nielsen; they divorced. He drove trucks and heavy equipment, and he was owner of the Busy Bee Saw Mill and Lumber in Ashton for 10 years.
Bennie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings, including executive secretary, Elders Quorum secretary, Sunday school president, High Priest group leadership and home teacher. Family togetherness with immediate and extended family was important to Bennie; he will be missed by all, but most chiefly by his children, "kids" and brothers and sisters Survivors include his children, Debbie Miller of Salt Lake City, David (Lori) Forbush of Nibley, Utah, and Jeff (Gayla) Forbush of Salem; siblings, Lavon Clinton, Ellen Singleton, Max, Robert "Bob," Jack, Bill and Harold Forbush; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings Catherine, Clarence and Don; and parents, Elmer and Blanche Forbush.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Ashton LDS Stake Center, 516 North Second St. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main St. in Ashton, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in Sugar City Cemetery.