Martin Forbes

Martin “Marty” Wayne Forbes, 60, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 19, 2022.

He was born Nov. 12, 1961, in Greeley, Colo., to Jimmie Wayne and Ada Arlene (Brint) Forbes.

He spent his adolescence in Roseburg before moving to Ketchikan, Alaska. Eventually, he found his way back to Albany. Mr. Forbes also spent some time in Reno, Nev., before returning to Oregon and making a home in Lebanon for several years before settling in Sweet Home in 2005. 

Mr. Forbes was well-known as a pillar in the community through his many years as the branch manager of both the Sweet Home and Lebanon Wells Fargo bank branches, as well as his involvement with local fundraisers, community groups, and the Elks Lodge, where he was honored to be named the Exalted Ruler. 

He was an avid and eclectic collector of coins, comic books, antique cash registers, and Elvis memorabilia. He enjoyed playing chess and could have multiple games going over the course of days.

Mr. Forbes was well-loved by his family, friends, and community and his exuberant personality and spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his daughter, Lauren; and three siblings: Terri and brother-in-law Steve Soper, Sheilah Forbes Swanson, and James and sister-in-law Patricia Forbes, as well as their children and grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; as well as his sister, Arlene Fausnaugh. 

Service information will follow in the coming weeks.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.