Theodore Sherman Foster Jr.
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 11, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Cameron, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 9, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of Theodore (Ted) be with us forever

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. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added 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.."

This tribute was added by Tyrel Foster on 11th January 2017

"Happy Birthday Dad, I wish you were still here every day. I love you"

This tribute was added by Wendy Foster on 11th January 2017

"Happy Birthday Dad!  Sending you love from me and the kids!  ❤️"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added by Alison Cruz on 9th July 2016

"my thoughts and prayers are with you Foster family on this first anniversary. We love you!:"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added by cris fransua on 9th July 2016


This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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)"

This tribute was added by Vera Davis on 12th July 2015

"Helen and family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Vera and De Ardis"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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,"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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..."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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!"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added by Pam Kalamaja on 10th July 2015

"Tyrel - my sympathy to you and your family. So sorry.

Pam at NAS"

This tribute was added by Tyrel Foster on 10th July 2015

"Dad, I miss you some much already. You were always the rock in my life and thank you to the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and our Family. You were the best father anyone could have ever asked for. My heart continues to break every time I think about our time together, it was not long enough. I love you so much and hope you are in a much better place. Love always."

This tribute was added by Sara Fischer on 10th July 2015

"Dad I love you and will miss you always. You were an amazing father and grandfather. You taught me so much and I will cherish the many years on the softball field and drive to and from CA. Thank you for always believing in me. I will miss you every day of my life, but I will always remember the fun crazy time we had together."

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