Darl and I were teaching colleagues, friends and next-door neighbors. We fought fires together and partied together. So many good memories. Glad he's back with his beloved Gene.
I'm very sadden to hear about his passing. Darl was too my dad and was a wonderful man. He helped me in math and still remember standing at the board as he should me tricks. I remember making root beer that we watched explod all over the classroom fun times. Camping every summer at the beach was my favorite . Darl will be missed.
Mr. Foster was the best. I was in his class over at the Fire Hall. He taught us to cook and work as a team. He always encouraged us in each and every way. I alway wondered where he was and how he was doing. He had a paddle that over looked the class room, it had the head of a coyote on it. Several of the guys could speak of their moments with the paddle. It was a good day, every day with Mr. Foster. With Love and fond memories. Thank You :) Love to all his family and my you always know he had an impact on so many lives. May God Bless. Love You Mr. Foster, Judy of Happy Valley School 7-8th grade 1968-69 :)
I HAD MR. FOSTER AS A TEACHER OF MINE WHILE I WAS AT HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY. HE WAS A GOOOD MAN AND I ENJOYED HAVING HIM AS A TEACHER OF MINE. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
I was saddened to hear of Darl's passing, yet I celebrate the long and full life he lived. For me, he was a wellspring of knowledge and life experience that he would freely share- a true teacher and Renaissance man. During my formative years in the 70s, Darl was my “Dad” and having him in my life at that time was a priceless treasure. He showed me surveying and construction techniques, finance, we rode motorcycles, shot guns, went camping, chopped down trees and cooked pigs in the ground. He helped me buy my first vehicles and even showed me how to work on them- and on and on. So to Darl I again say thank you and rest in peace. Myself and many other students are better people for having known you.