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Ruth C. Foster

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POWNAL -- Ruth Cartwright Foster, 97, wife of the late John C. Foster and a resident of Route 7, died at the home of her son Wesley in Owings Mills, Md., on July 18, 2007. Following the loss of her husband she relocated to Owings Mills to live with her son.

Mrs. Foster was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on April 1,1910, the daughter of the late Warren and Mabel (Cook) Cartwright. She grew up in Pittsfield where she graduated from Pittsfield High School. She married John C. Foster on Oct. 18,1942. They lived in Pownal for many years prior to Mr. Foster passing on Sept. 4, 2006.

Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and mother and supported her husband throughout his careers.

She leaves her son Wesley and his wife, Gini Foster, of Owings Mills; a great-grandson, Ryan Matthew Foster of Littlestown, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Ashlie Nicole Arigo of McSherriestown, Pa.; a great-great-granddaughter, Arianna Foster of Littlestown; and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Foster was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Foster, who died Dec. 16,1989.

Private graveside services will be held at the Cook family lot in Pittsfield Cemetery on Wednesday, July 25. At Mrs. Foster’s request there are no calling hours.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home patient activities fund in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

To send e-mail condolences to the family of Mrs. Ruth C. Foster, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from July 20 to July 21, 2007
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