Abigail E. Foster, 98, passed away May 4, 2005, in Pueblo, Colorado. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A. Foster, Jr. on March 26, 1996; brother, George Clifford Willey; and sister, Marion Harlan. Survived by her children, H. Alan (Myrna) Foster of Grand Junction, Colo., Diane Foster Holmes of Columbus, Ohio and Donald W. (Nancy) Foster of Eagle, Colo; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Clifford Harlan; nephew, Clifford (Marie) Harlan; and niece, Janis Burnett. Abigail was born to Lelah May and Morton Booth Willey in Creede, Colo. on February 9, 1907. A Pueblo resident since 1921, she graduated from Central High School in 1925, attended Western State College, taught in the former Pueblo School District 20 and was a home service adviser for Southern Colorado Power Company. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church, charter member of Pueblo Metropolitan Museum Association (Now known as Rosemount Museum Association), Pueblo County Historical Society, former president and member of P.E.O., Chapter, CG., member of Hearth Study Club, Chapter 7, Order of Eastern Star and former member of Assistance League Pueblo. As per her request, there will be no viewing. A private interment was held. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday May 7, 2005, in the Montgomery& Steward Chapel with the Reverend Matthew Burnett officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives at the family home immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences may be made to www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Diane,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. I’ve been out of town the past two weekends and will leave again tomorrow for Chrissy’s graduation in Ft. Collins. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Abigail & I met over 50 yrs ago at the Power Co. She had a gorgeous smile that everyone loved. I will remember her as a no nonsense person with a very strong work ethic & very fair. She so enjoyed using her pretty things & dishes when you sat down to have coffee or tea. It was a privilege to know her and she was a very special person. I will remember her as one of my very favorite teachers and friend.

    Sincerly, Marilyn Ruff

  3. Dear Diane,
    Through death into new life: a time for celebration as well as grief. We know you’ll miss your mother, especially after taking care of her so long. You are in our hearts, in sympathy.

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