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Michael Ray Foster

March 27, 1954March 6, 2015
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Michael Ray Foster was called to the Lord Friday afternoon from his home on March 6, 2015. Michael was born on March 27, 1954 in Denver Colorado to parents Harold and Joretta Foster. He spent part of his early youth in Billings, Montana before his family returned to Denver, where he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1972.

From his youth, Michael had aspirations to join the United States Air Force. He enrolled in ROTC at the Metro State College in Denver and earned the rank of Second Lieutenant upon his graduation. During his studies, Michael met Helen Willette Christopher in 1977 and the couple married in 1979. He received the Distinguished Graduate award from Colorado University and began his active duty in the armed forces in 1981. The couple had their first son Jason in 1983 while living in Great Falls Montana. Michael was gifted with a second son in 1987 while stationed in Southern California. Michael and his family finally settled in Montgomery, Alabama in 1995, returning to where he and his wife had first met in 1977.

After retiring from the Air Force, Michael continued his life’s dedication to integrity and commitment to excellence. He sought to inspire these positive qualities in others through his volunteer work supporting the Cadet Officer School, the Civil Air Patrol, and through his leadership in the John-Archer Elmore chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was quick to volunteer, dauntless in the pursuit of excellence, and humble in his accolades.

Michael is survived by his wife Helen “Kris” Foster; his sons Jason (Amanda) Foster and Justin Foster; his sisters Diana (Derek) Baranowski and Valerie (Garry); and his close friend William (Fran) Stone. He was preceded in death by parents Harold and Joretta Foster.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:00 PM on Wed. March 11 at the Leak Memory Chapel located at 945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery Alabama. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Thurs. March 12, at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church followed by internment at 2:00 PM at Alabama National Cemetery located in Montevallo near Birmingham. Memorials may be made as donations to the Sons of the American Revolution Youth Scholarship fund addressed to the Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter of S.A.R. c/o Richard Wells, Treasurer, 137 E. Poplar Street, Prattville, AL 36066-3638.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Jane and Terry Geloneck

March 12, 2015

Michael, ever the quiet, brilliant mind was so much more than smart. He was very sensitive and caring. His love for his family was evident in everything he did. His love of God was a deep, abiding love. He lived his faith and we learned so much from him. He and Kris shared a love of the bible and both share deep knowledge of the bible. A lot of brilliant people don't share their intellect but Michael had a way about him that made you want to know him better yet he probably never realized that about himself. Sitting at the foot of Jesus studying is how we like to think of him. God bless you all.

March 12, 2015

Our family is truly sorry for the passing of Michael. Kris, you two were such a devoted couple and I know you will miss him very much. May you, Jason (Amanda) & Justin, remember all the wonderful memories of your father. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time and pray that Abba Father will comfort you in His goodness and grace. Shalom, Alice Boone

Bobbie Stepp

March 11, 2015

To the Whole Foster Family, My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time. Michael was the older brother that was very determined to be successful in whatever he put his mind too. I remember several times going to the Foster Family home and found Micheal busy studying, very dedicated to his military calling. I always admired his commitment to helping others. Dianna and Valerie I know you will miss your brother greatly but know he is with you always in your heart full of wonderful memories. Sending my love and thoughts from Arvada.

Frances Ferraro

March 10, 2015

Please accept our deepest condolences on the unexpected passing of Michael. He was truly a witness to his faith in Christ and has now gone to be by His side. Michael was a true gentleman, devoted husband and father and dutiful civil servant. We will pray for him and for his lovely and devoted wife, Kris; their children Jason (and Amanda, wife of Jason) and Justin. He will surely be missed.

There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every affair under the heavens. Eccl 3:1

In our prayers and thoughts
The Ferraro Family (Frances, Gene, Francesca and Christina)

Bobbie Tourville

March 10, 2015

To sorry to hear of Mike's sudden passing. He was a good man, a good friend and a patriot. His contribution to his country and to the Civil Air Patrol will never be forgotten. May God Bless his family and may he join our God in Heaven.

Steve & Michele Zander

March 10, 2015

We met Kris and Michael in California in 1986 and they have been close and dear friends since then. We will always remember Michael's great sense of humor and the fun moments we spent with him and his wonderful family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve & Michele Zander (Bethesda, MD)

Kevin Goodner

March 10, 2015

Michael is missed in our home. We love and hurt for Kris and the entire family. I could never outwit Michael. Though quiet, his intelligence always shown through my obvious naivete'.

Brittani Phelps

March 10, 2015

Please accept my sympathy, Mr. Foster was a wonderful coworker and mentor for me. He will be missed dearly. Please know that I am keeping you all in my prayers.
- Brittani Phelps

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