Gloria Jewell Foster
May 27, 1927 - October 17, 2016
Gloria was born in Edison, Nebraska on May 27, 1927 to the late Louis and Josie Searls. She had 2 brothers, David White of Providence, Rhode Island and Jerry White of Providence, Rhode Island, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Edison. She met and married Donald Earl Foster Sr, in 1947. They shared 68 years together before Don’s passing on April 15, 2015. They had 8 children together and moved their family to Oregon in 1964.
Gloria loved to sew in her earlier years and often made clothes and dolls. She loved to paint and owned her own ceramics shop in the 1980’s. She also worked for Salvation Army and loved to read. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She loved spending time with all of them.
She is survived by, 2 sons, Larry Foster (Diane), Dallas, and Donald Foster Jr, Salem, 3 daughters, Deborah Mitchell, Salem, Pam Heider, (BJay) Lind, Wa, Kristi Cade, (Les) Salem. She had 15 grandchildren, almost lost count of great grandchildren (38) and 8 great-great grandchildren. Her sons Terry Foster, Salem and Steven Foster (Barbara), Salem, and her daughter Lori Saunders (Ron) who passed away April 20th, 2015, preceded him in death.
A viewing will be held on October 21, 2016 2pm to 4pm. Memorial service will be on October 22, 2016 at 1pm at Virgil T Golden Funeral Service. With gravesite services and reception to follow.