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Russell Gilbert Foster

November 7, 1939 January 2, 2019
Russell Gilbert Foster
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Obituary for Russell Gilbert Foster

Russell Gilbert Foster

Russell G. Foster
Our beloved husband, brother, father, "Papa", and friend was born in Spokane on November 7, 1939. He peacefully walked into the arms of Jesus on January 2, 2019. Papa graduated high school in Spokane, Washington; served in the Navy in San Francisco, California; and later came to Tacoma where he worked with the Department of Social and Health Services as a Support Enforcement officer. He was active in Civitan where he met and later married the love of his life, Marilyn. Papa will always be remember as a man who gave unconditional love. He shared his love of Hawaii, woodworking, boat shows, cribbage, classical cars, The Antique Road Show and Judge Judy. He was the first to say "thank you" and always gave a smile, love, and a kind word. Papa was preceded in death by his father (Seth Hale) and mother (Maude), step-sons (Jim and Chuck), niece (Linda), and mother -in-law (Leola). He is survived by his devoted wife (Marilyn), brother Buck (Renee), sister Bev , 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Papa has left memories on our hearts which will forever be cherished. Papa, we all love you and we will never forget you. Thank you for your unconditional love, kindness, and grace.
A graveside service is scheduled at New Tacoma Cemetery & Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.

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Graveside Service




2:00 PM 1/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
New Tacoma Cemetery

9212 Chambers Creek Rd W
University Place, Washington 98467

Melissa to arrive at 1:15 pm with Folded Flag. Service Folders. Keetons Check.

New Tacoma Cemetery
9212 Chambers Creek Rd W University Place 98467 Washington
United States

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