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 Alton Scott Foster

Alton Scott Foster

Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, USA
Death 2 Jan 2012 (aged 94)
Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot 869
Memorial ID 83829776 · View Source
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After 29 years of waiting for Alton to come join Elsie he died at the age of 94 years, ten months and 5 days. Mom knew he had good genes in his body and told me she would have to wait for him. Just hours before Alton died he raised his right hand and waved, smiled and conversed with someone. As family gathered around we asked if Elsie was here and his nurses aid said, "Yes, she's here." So we believe Elsie came to be our dad's heavenly guide and lead him to his new home. It will be up to us to live our lives in such a way that we can be with our parents again someday as an eternal family.

Alton Scott Foster, of Tempe, Arizona passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. Alton was born in Clovis, New Mexico on February 28, 1917.

He served during WWII in Los Alamos, NM on the Manhattan Project as a fireman. After the war's end he was the Assistant Fire Chief for fourteen years at Williams Air Force Base East near Chandler, AZ.

He lived in Salt Lake City and worked for Ken Garff as a sales manager and returned to Tempe to work for Dana Brothers Motor Company where he retired and enjoyed the friendship of many people.

He served in many leadership roles in the LDS Church since his conversion in 1953. Retired he became a master craftsman in woodworking skills.

He is survived by his four children, Gary (Janet) Foster, Richard Foster, Steven Foster and Sheri Brady. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest & Mabel Foster, and his two sisters, Ilene Stofer and Maxine Thompson.

Funeral services will be held in the Corona 1st Ward, 1010 E. Knox Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 on January 10, 2012 at 10 am. Arrangements entrusted to Tempe Mortuary and internment in Mesa City Cemetery beside his wife Elsie Foster.

Click here to view Alton's personal website: Alton Scott Foster.

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  • Maintained by: Gary Foster
  • Originally Created by: Frank Elsberry
  • Added: 22 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83829776
  • Gary Foster
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alton Scott Foster (28 Feb 1917–2 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83829776, citing City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Gary Foster (contributor 47500898) .