Robert Joseph Foley MD

September 26, 1932July 12, 2013
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Dr. Robert Joseph Foley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday July 12, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Foley was born in Wilton Junction, Iowa, September 26, 1932, the second of four children born to the late Donald P. Foley and Leone E. Foley. He married the love of his life, Justine, in April of 1953 after graduating from Muscatine High School in 1950. He served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955 aboard the submarine USS Dace. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa in 1960. He graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1965 where he also completed his residency. Dr. Foley completed his Internship at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa in 1966 before entering into private practice as a general family practitioner. Dr. Foley practiced medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, for 30 years. Dr. Foley retired and enjoyed time with his wife, Justine, family and friends, living on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota, in the Poudre Canyon in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Bodega Bay in northern California, and finally Colorado Springs, Colorado. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Justine L. Foley; loving children, Robert J. Foley II of Walker, Minnesota; Michelle A. Foley of San Francisco, California; Michael J. Foley of Scottsdale, Arizona; Deborah K. Gibson of Clive, Iowa, David W. Foley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Elizabeth A. Foley of Chicago, Illinois; precious grandchildren; Bobby III, Erica, Allie, Bryan, Danny, Julie, Molly, Stephanie, Ryan, Kayla, and Maddie; a great granddaughter Anna, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of cherished friends. Dr. Foley was preceded in death by his parents, Donald P. Foley and Leone E. Foley, a sister Mary A. Lamb, a brother, Donald E. Foley. He leaves behind a loving sister, Marcia Jensen of Ridgecrest, California. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, 801 19th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA and Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rest In Peace Doc


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Steve Kelson

May 10, 2014

To the Foley family,
My condolences to all. Doc gave me some advice one night as a young businessman that stuck in my mind for many years. I was looking up Red, and immediately recognized Doc. How a guy gets better looking with age, well, I must presume he had some secrets from his training that weren't passed out to just anyone.

Doc, you raised quite a family. There was a lot of fun to be had at that house. The Corvette was was my second favorite part. Mike turned me on to this new group 'Chicago' who I eventually met and hung out with on numerous occasions. A teenage wish come true,as they kind of got a kick out they let me in their club for 8 years or so. So the good memories were plentiful with all things you had your hand on, Doc.

We had a blast growing up in WDM and always enjoyed your good natured humor immensely.
I'll save the best stories for when we meet up, again. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

My best wishes to your wonderful family.

July 28, 2013

Dr. Foley was a blessing to me and my family. His concern, care, and medical skills kept us well through the years.

Linnea Lass-Bennett

July 27, 2013

Dr. Foley you weren't just a doctor you truly cared about your patients and you set the bar high to which all other doctors are measured by. You will be missed.


July 26, 2013

Hi everyone.This is Dan Menard.Dr Foley will be missed.He was my Doctor for years,and a family friend.Doc was affiliated with hockey.He had 3 sons that were active in hockey.Doc was our team doctor,although I think he spent more time mending our opponents.(lol)
Thank GOD for hockey,otherwise I may never have met Robert,Justine,and the sisters and brothers."Great family" and lots of good memories to cherish.

Michael Foley

July 26, 2013

Dad we all love & miss you so much you & mom got me there & allowed me to make sure my kids got there your patience & understanding will always be a part of us you & mom are amazing how you let one pf your sons be a goalie says everything, always with us, Michael Susan Bryan Danny Julie & Sebastian

Tracy Barongan

July 26, 2013

Dr Foley delivered me! I often tell people this in comparison to who delivered them. Must be at eastside thing! My momma adored him and his kindness.

July 25, 2013

Dr Foley delivered my first born son in 1967. He worked at Hilltop Clinic and then delivered my daughter 4 years later. What a kind and wonderful doctor he was to my family. Much prayers go out to his family and friends.

July 25, 2013

Memories for me from long ago, yet clearly a life well lived. A memorable family! All the best wishes in honoring the life of a contributor, son, husband, father and grandfather.
Michael Donahue/Denver, CO

July 25, 2013

Dear Justine, and family, We send our sympathy to all of you. I have thought about you over the years as I babysat for Dr. Foley when I was a student nurse. He was always patient and kind to me as I took care of his then young and busy family. May God Bless his Memories, Wayne and Mary (Laubach) Skartvedt

Scott Williams

July 25, 2013

I have not seen Doc or his family for years since I moved away from town, but the thoughts of our times playing hockey and having him as our Doctor always bring a laugh and memories of some great times. The prayers of the entire Williams family are with you in these difficult times. You all were an important part of our lives growing up and I thank you.