Audrey Faye Foster passed away very peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on April 3, 2012, at Sunrise Creek Assisted Living in Montrose, Colo. She was 84 years old.
Audrey was born July 28, 1927, to Charles M. Foster and Audrey (Koll) Foster in Alturas, Calif. She grew up in Burney, Calif., and graduated from high school in McArthur, Calif., in 1945. In the fall, she enrolled for a year in the business program at Sacramento Junior College.
Audrey worked the next four years as a legal secretary for attorneys in Redding and Sacramento, Calif. Audrey was very athletic and played first base on a women's fast pitch softball team in Oakland, Calif. In 1950, Audrey enlisted in the Women's Army Corps — she was a training instructor, legal secretary at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and ended her three-year career as a women's Army recruiter in California.
Audrey returned to college on the G.I. Bill and received a degree in education from San Francisco State College, Calif., in August 1957. She taught several different elementary grades for the next 26 years with the Berkeley Unified School District in California. Her favorite grades were first and fifth.
In 1977, Audrey moved to Rossmoor Senior Living Complex in Walnut Creek, Calif. Here she enjoyed many years playing tennis and golfing with friends. She loved to reminisce about her trip to China where she got to walk on the Great Wall. Audrey moved to Delta, Colo., in January 2003 to be near her brother. She lived at Crossroads Assisted Living in Delta for eight years before moving to Sunrise Creek in December 2010.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Mary Fawver. She is survived by her brother, Jerry Foster (Sherry) of Delta, Colo.; nephews, Gary Foster of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Randy Foster of Coburg, Ore., Mark Sawver (Pat) of Redding, Calif., and Paul Fawver (Kathy) of Sacramento, Calif.; a niece, Karley Portnoff (Troy) of Klamath Falls, Ore.; an aunt, Marge Foster of Yreka, Calif.; and numerous cousins, great-nephews and nieces.
Taylor Funeral Service handled the cremation. No memorial services are scheduled at this time.
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