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Sidney William Foulger

1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Sidney William Foulger Obituary
Jan. 14, 1921 ~ Aug. 10, 2014
Sidney William Foulger quietly passed from this life on Sunday, August 10, 2014 as a result of age-related natural causes.
Sid was born in Ogden, Utah to Herbert Burton Foulger and Phoebe Pearl Brown on January 14, 1921. After growing up in Ogden where he was a football star at Ogden High School, Sid earned a BS degree from the University of Utah in mechanical engineering, graduating second in his class. Sid joined the US Navy during WWII and served in Washington, DC, teaching and training at the navy school there. He married Mary Francis Flint from Kayesville, Utah in the Washington DC Chapel on September 8, 1944. After the war, Sid and Mary returned to Salt Lake City where Sid formed his own mechanical engineering company. In 1960, Sid and Mary moved their family to Bethesda, Maryland where Sid became the Vice President of Architecture and Construction at the Marriott Corporation. In 1963 Sid chose to venture out on his own forming a real estate development company in the Washington DC metropolitan area. His first projects included the Computer Science Building and The Lord & Taylor Department store in northern Virginia. One of Sid's greatest accomplishments was being the on-site General Contractor on the Washington D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other projects included the regional mall, Crossroads Plaza, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1974 Sid formed The Foulger-Pratt Companies with his sons, Clayton Foulger and Bryant Foulger, and Brent Pratt, his son-in-law. Sid was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life. He served as bishop of the Chevy Chase Ward, in Chevy Chase Maryland from 1967 to 1972. He later served as the president of the Montgomery Chinese Branch of the Washington D.C. Stake. Later, Sid became a sealer in the Washington DC Temple. Sid also proposed, planned, and provided most the funding for the 500 seat theater and performing arts auditorium at the Washington DC Temple Visitor Center. Sid and Mary lived lives of philanthropy. They were the sole sponsors of a K -12 school in Saint Petersburg, Russia since 1990. They also established a school in a village in China and built a road to that village. Both of these schools will continue to be supported through the Sid and Mary Foulger Foundation. In addition, numerous college scholarships for foreign students were funded through the foundation. Together, Sid and Mary generously helped many individuals in need. Sid was an avid golfer and musician. He loved music of all kinds and sponsored many concerts and musical events. In his fifties, Sid revived a love of the piano that began as a child. Throughout the rest of his life, he continued to study, play and enjoy the piano. Mary passed from this life in November 12, 2010.
Sid is survived by his two sons, Clayton and Bryant Foulger and his four daughters, Anne Davis, Meg Pratt, Sue Alfandre and Amy Barlow and their devoted spouses. Sid and Mary have 48 grandchildren, and 105 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Gawler's Funeral Home on the evening of August 28th , between 7 and 9pm, at 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 20016. All are welcome to attend. A private memorial service will be held for family members to honor their Father and Grandfather on a separate occasion. In lieu of flowers, the Foulger family would request that donations be made to the Sid and Mary Foulger Foundation.
Published in Deseret News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014
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