Let the memory of Theodore (Ted) be with us forever
  • 69 years old
  • Born on January 11, 1946 in Cameron, Missouri, United States.
  • Passed away on July 9, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Theodore Foster Jr., 69, born on January 11, 1946 and passed away on July 9, 2015. We will remember him forever.

A memorial service will be held at Lincoln Heights Church, 2121 E Lincoln Drive, Phoenix at 5:30 p.m. on July 14th. Pastor Tony Cruz will officiate the service. 

Posted by Helen Foster on 10th July 2018
I can't believe you have been gone for 3 years. There isn't a minute of any day that I'm not thinking of you. I miss you all the time whether I see something or hear something that reminds me of what we had for so many years.... True Love, only once in a lifetime... I long for the time when I can be with you again. I love you always!!
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 9th July 2018
We are still saddened that you are not here to enjoy getting old with the rest of us. Frank has developed Parkinson's and if moving very slowly. I am just slow because of age. Wish you could have shared our 50th with us-it was very quiet-not many couples make it to 50 anymore. I too, often have questions for you, but we muddle through and do our best. Missing you often. Love, Mary Lee
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 9th July 2018
Still in disbelief most days that your not here anymore especially when i have a question I cannot find the answer too or need to lean for advice. There are still so many things I would and should have asked and learned. Thanks for everything you have ever done and continue to do and one day we can sit down and go over things again, Miss you everyday. Love you Dad.
Posted by Sara Fischer on 11th January 2018
Happy Birthday Dad! As I sit here in the airport on your birthday headed to Phoenix to visit with mom, I would give anything for this trip to see you and celebrate your birthday with you. I love you and miss you so much.
Posted by Jonathan Eddy on 11th January 2018
Not a week goes by when I don't hear your voice dispensing advice or just making one of your legendary off-color comments.That is how I know you are watching over us all. I miss you terribly Ted, happy birthday.
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 11th January 2018
Ted, you are missed today on your birthday, but also everyday that goes by. Surely wish you were here to visit Bev and Lee with us and remember all the good times. I know you are in God's loving hands. Peace always! Mary Lee
Posted by Helen Foster on 11th January 2018
Happy Birthday to you my husband... I still can't believe you are not with me, I miss you like no one knows. I'm only happy that you are where you are because I know you are at peace and pain free.. We have 2 more beautiful granddaughters and that puts us at a total of 10 but I'm sure you already know that because I know you watch out for all of us. I love you forever and wait until we are together again.
Posted by Wendy Foster on 11th January 2018
Happy Birthday Pop! I’ve been watching The Ranch, Sam Elliots character reminds me soooo much about growing up with you! I miss ya!
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 11th January 2018
Happy birthday dad. This is still one of the hardest days of the year to deal with. I hope you have a peaceful day and days like today make me miss you more than ever thinking of our memories together and things we were never able to do as well. Happy birthday and I love you very much
Posted by Helen Foster on 10th July 2017
I can't believe you have been gone for 2 yrs! I miss you so much it still hurts my heart to be without us. I love you forever and ever and can't wait until we are together again. I'm trying to make my life as normal as possible but it is still so hard. I love you so much!!
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 9th July 2017
How quickly two years have gone by!!! I think of Ted so often and look at his photo here in the study almost every day. So often, I have almost picked up the phone to ask him a question, but alas, that is not to be. To each of you out there, remember he is always with you in spirit and will watch over each of you forever. Take care, keep in touch and keep your hearts open each day for the love God sends your way. Love and warm prayers. Mary Lee
Posted by Jason Fine on 9th July 2017
Ted...I can not believe it has been 2 years. You are truly missed by everyone and we love you very much!
Posted by Sara Fischer on 9th July 2017
Not a day goes by Dad that I don't think of you and how empty this world feels without you. This year Aria Kate was born and it pains me that you will never get to meet her and that she will never know you. We named her after grandma the way I was. I love you and miss you so much.
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 9th July 2017
This has been a tough 2 years, everyday a different challenge. I rely heavily on the lessons and skills I learned from you during our 31 years together and will continue to try to get stronger and get through day by day. I miss and love you very much.
Posted by Cris Fransua on 9th July 2017
To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD you will Always be missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Helen Foster on 11th January 2017
Happy Birthday to you, my husband forever. I still hurt missing you so much, but I am really trying to find a new normal in my life. Maybe it will happen some day. Our house is still so lonely and empty without you but one thing that helps is knowing that I will see you again.... I love you forever..
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 11th January 2017
Happy Birthday Dad, I wish you were still here every day. I love you
Posted by Wendy Foster on 11th January 2017
Happy Birthday Dad! Sending you love from me and the kids! ❤️
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 10th July 2016
Dad, I cannot believe it has been a year already. This has been the hardest year in my life to deal with and I am trying to learn to deal with this everyday. I owe everything I am and have accomplished to you and mom and I will never forget what you have done for me and our family. I love and miss you so much. Love Tyrel
Posted by Alison Cruz on 9th July 2016
my thoughts and prayers are with you Foster family on this first anniversary. We love you!:
Posted by Jonathan Eddy on 9th July 2016
Ted, not a day has passed that I haven't thought about a piece of advice you shared with me, a story you told, or just something you said that made me laugh. I am grateful to have had some many memories with you. My thoughts are with the Foster family.
Posted by Cris Fransua on 9th July 2016
Posted by Helen Foster on 11th January 2016
This is the first I have written anything to you on here. I can't say anything except my life is so incomplete with out you and I miss you more than anyone can know. Today is your birthday and another very hard day to get through. Every day and night is so hard but special days such as this are so much worse. I will never love anyone like I love you and I can't wait to be together again someday. I love you..... Happy Birthday
Posted by Tyrel Foster on 11th January 2016
Happy birthday dad. I wish everyday you were still here and miss you more than ever. I love you always
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 11th January 2016
Today would have been a day when we would have all gotten together to celebrate Ted's 70th birthday, as we had done in the past for Beverly and for my birthday as well, but that was not to be. Instead, we will remember his life, his family and his caring ways of dealing with others. He is sadly missed, not only today, but each day that goes by.Life has a strange way of taking turns that we do not expect and that is what happened with Ted. It might not have been a "surprise" celebration as it was with Bev and with me, but it would have been wonderful just to have had the opportunity of being together once more. Miles and years kept us separated, but loving memories always kept us close. They do that even today. We miss you, we love you and hope you can celebrate this day in heaven with other family members. Love always, Mary Lee
Posted by Alan Cumpton on 16th September 2015
First, my sincere condolences to the family. I just heard about the passing of Ted and was shocked. I worked for and with Ted for many years. He was a good electrician, a wonderful and a fantastic caring person. Our son, Nathan, went to school with one of his children and also is shocked and sends his condolences. Our prayers and healing thoughts for the entire family.
Posted by Kesha Kelley on 21st July 2015
Tyrel, my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. My sister got her wings as well this past 4th of July. We'll miss our loved ones dearly and get through difficult moments by focusing on the wonderful memories and love that remains with us. Take care friend and keep smiling.
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 14th July 2015
It has been a long time since we were kids in Golden, and Mary Lee and I were often at her house .. Ted was always funny, and I remember him making me laugh. Even though our lives have taken different roads, he will always be a fond memory. My husband and I send our sincere sympathy to all the family, and especially my dear friend Mary Lee. With love from Cindy Hirsch Bottle, Holton, Kansas
Posted by Debbie Blomme on 14th July 2015
Helen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Posted by Destiny Wiedeke on 14th July 2015
To the Foster Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Love, Destiny & Robert Wiedeke and family
Posted by Cris Fransua on 14th July 2015
To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD you will be missed, my sympathy to the Foster family.
Posted by Beverly Williams on 14th July 2015
Dear little brother, I have so many great memories of you as a small child, a young man and a special adult. You always gave much to our family and then your own family. I cherish the times we shared, the many wonderful memories I have. I feel truly blessed when I think about your visit to my home in Fort Myers a few short weeks ago. Thank you for all you did for all of us.
Posted by Donna Friend on 13th July 2015
To the Foster Family, Our sincere sympathy and heartfelt prayers to all of you on Ted's passing. Ted was such a great husband, father & grandfather, always putting his family first. He made a deep impact on a lot of people with his friendship and kindness. He was a positive role model to a lot of kids through softball and baseball including our children. We were fortunate to spend some fun times with Ted at softball games, in Mexico, Hawaii and the cabin. He was such a great friend and will be missed by so many. Love, David & Donna Friend
Posted by Cindy Volpe on 13th July 2015
Although I only had the opportunity to see my Uncle Teddy once or twice during my adult life, I have fond memories of him as a child. When my mother would bring us to Golden to visit our grandparents, he was there. I remember him taking me for my first ride ever in a pickup truck. We drove to his home, up this steep canyon in the mountains, and I remember he had a wood stove. He seemed so much a part of Colorado, it’s hard for me to picture him in Arizona, although I know that’s where he raised his family and spent his happiest days. The many miles between us kept us apart all these years. Although I didn’t get the chance when he was alive, I hope that I will have the opportunity to get to know his children, my cousins, and his grandchildren someday. I appreciate the opportunity through this memorial site to let his family know that I know what a special man he was. As a child, I was enchanted by his confident nature, always with a smile and a laugh. He was a special uncle to me, a loving brother to my mother, and I’m sure a wonderful husband and father to his own. He will be missed by many. Goodbye, Uncle Teddy. I love you.
Posted by Ashlie Lee on 13th July 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was honored to know and be able to spend time with Ted. May you find peace in the near future! Ashlie Lee
Posted by Mary Lee Hamisch on 12th July 2015
Please take a look at the tribute that I have posted under "stories" on this site. He was loved and will be missed. Mary Lee
Posted by Patrice Garrick on 12th July 2015
I'm sorry to read of your loss. Many find comfort in reflecting on God's promise to end suffering and death, as well as the wonderful hope of a resurrection. (Isaiah 25:8 and 26:19)
Posted by Vera Davis on 12th July 2015
Helen and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Vera and De Ardis
Posted by Fran Slusser on 12th July 2015
Dear Helen, was so sorry to hear Ted passed, what a shock. The girls and my self will keep you and family in our prayers. You and Ted were great neighbors and friends. You both was there for me when Don died.Wish I was closer. Love to your family.
Posted by Sherry Grijalva on 12th July 2015
Helen, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
Posted by Abe De La Vina on 11th July 2015
I was in shock all day yesterday from that phone call from Sara about Ted. I spend the whole day think about the time we spent on the road and softball fields,the golf course or just talking and drinking a beer at the cabin whatching the ball game or just geting together, I will totally miss my best friendTed,I will coninue to love him and all his family,
Posted by Joan Monarque on 11th July 2015
Ted, you were an extraordinary person, ready to help anyone who needed you. You will definitely be missed. You were wonderful & loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Posted by Art Holz on 10th July 2015
This day has come far too soon and has left a void in the lives of many that cannot be filled. Ted set new standards for those of us left behind; each of them involving patience and compassion. I have come to understand how, as a young man, Ted aspired to teach because he did it so effortlessly. Rest in peace my friend...
Posted by Jonathan Eddy on 10th July 2015
Ted, you were a role model, a mentor, and most of all a good friend. I will miss you dearly and forever cherish my many memories of you and all the laughs. You were one of the hardest working and kindest men I have ever known. My deepest sympathies to Helen, Sara and Tyrel.
Posted by Patricia Monarque on 10th July 2015
Ted, what a very dear man. Always there for everyone. Never saying no to those who needed help. A truly great husband and dad. May God keep you close to Himself. R.I.P.
Posted by Ron Foss on 10th July 2015
Please accept our deepest sympathies for the passing of your loved one and our good friend. One thing we do know is that TED is at rest now in God's hands. He will be missed by all.
Posted by Wendy Foster on 10th July 2015
Dad, you have been and will always be my first love. You were the strongest man I've ever known and I believe I gained my strength (and maybe a little bit of my stubbornness) by following your example - I am forever grateful to you for that! The kids and I will be loving you always and forever and we will see you again some day!
Posted by Brittany Chafer on 10th July 2015
To the entire Foster family - Our sympathy goes out to all of you during this time. Our company has had the privilege to work with Ted for many years. Every time I met him he was always warm and inviting. He will be missed but never forgotten. Brittany on behalf of MC Sign Company
Posted by Shanda Jones on 10th July 2015
Tyrel, My heart goes out to you, Helen, Jill and the girls. I know he was a huge part of your life and will be missed tremendously! I'm so sorry...there really are no words...I'm here if you need me, day or night, don't hesitate to call! With Love, Shanda
Posted by Peter Thomas on 10th July 2015
We will miss you Ted, you were a great man and I'm proud to say that you were part of my life. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Foster family. With love, Peter and the N. Glantz family

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