She was the daughter of the late Annie & Hugh McBride, and a native of Manhattan, NY. Mrs. Forbes worked for House Beautiful Magazine in Manhattan for 11 years, then went to work for her late brother, Dr. John McKnight, who was a psychiatrist for New York State. Maisie then worked for NYS Judicial for 17 years. Mrs. Forbes lived for over 50 years in Malverne, Long Island before moving to Johnson City.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. John McKnight and sister, Helen Orgaz, a son, Glenn, age 37 and her husband of over 50 years.
Survivors include one son, Gordon R. Forbes, MD, Daytona Beach, FL; one niece, Carol and husband, Francis Barrett Faulkner, Esq.; one nephew, David Orgaz, all of New Hampshire.
The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Watauga Ave. Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City TN 37601