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Brenda (Lindvall) Forbes, 69, passed away on February 4, 2022 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, IN after fighting to recover from a stroke for the past two months.
Brenda graduated from Culver Community High School in 1971. She attended Purdue University where she met Kirk Forbes over a bucket of paper mâché glue while making a Homecoming sign. They were wed in August 1973. She went into retail management until she became a stay-at-home mom and raising three children, spoiling three grandchildren, training four German shepherds and putting up with Kirk for 48 years.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and most importantly, grandmother. Brenda enjoyed the water and traveling - visiting all but six states. In her free time, she enjoyed researching her family's genealogy, crafting and cooking with her grandchildren.
Brenda loved Jesus and her life's work reflects that dedication. She volunteered with the church's youth group, managed funeral meals, taught at vacation bible school, participated in the Tea & Tables Celebration, was an Apples of Gold mentor and volunteered at the Church Bazaar. Her favorite contribution was the annual mission trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky. She was passionate about educating children and served as a substitute teacher for over 10 years. She volunteered a significant portion of her life supporting the Girl Scouts - with her favorite activities including the annual cookie sale and her week at Camp Dellwood every summer.
Brenda helped co-author the book, Love, Kristen, telling the story about her daughter's battle with cervical cancer. She co-founded the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation with her husband, and is in the documentary movie, Someone You Love - The HPV Epidemic. She helped create and manage the Noblesville Angel of Hope Memorial in Forest Park.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Kirk Forbes; daughter, Megan Russo (Joe Russo); son, Eric Forbes (Jamie Forbes); brothers, Bruce, Brian, Brent, Bryce and Brad Lindvall; and grandchildren, Joey Russo, Harper Forbes, and Henry Forbes.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Phyllis Lindvall; and her daughter, Kristen Forbes.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with a memorial service at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville IN 46060.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in honor of our daughter, Kristen Forbes, to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 681405, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1405.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 12, 2022
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