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Enos William Foster Obituary
Enos William Foster A devoted husband; loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather; builder; and avid outdoorsman - was born on November 24, 1928 in Ross, CA. Enos enjoyed a long, full life living in Marin County, and it would be hard to find a place in Marin where he hasn't left his fingerprints. Enos spent his early years with his mother and father, Theresa (Pardini) and Enos Foster Sr, and his sister, Betty Soloman, at their home in Muir Beach on property that is now The Green Gulch Ranch. They moved to Corte Madera when Enos was in elementary school at LCM, and he later attended Tam High. During his childhood it wouldn't have been uncommon to see him crossing over the then 2-lane Hwy. 101 to duck hunt over the bay, or in Tiburon visiting his Godfather, John Connell, and his horse, Blackie. His roots in Marin County are deep and far reaching. Enos married Barbara (Kerbs) of Corte Madera in 1950. He built a home in Woodacre in 1962 where he and Bobbie raised 5 children and lived happily for the last 51 years. Together they enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with their family and friends. Enos and Bobbie would have celebrated 63 years of marriage this July. In the same year they moved to Woodacre, Enos started a construction business with his childhood friend, Jay Simon. They had a prosperous business for 16 years and built many homes in Marin until Enos retired in 1978 at the age of 50. Enos spent many years hunting and fishing with his son, Scott, and Scott's sons, as well as his lifelong friend, Larry Broussal, and his brother-in-law, George Kerbs. He shared his love of camping and fishing with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who will always remember fondly the time they spent with him. Enos also loved crabbing, picking for abalone, and clamming. In recent years he discovered a love and talent for woodcarving. Enos passed away peacefully from a brief illness on June 18, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 84 years old. He will always be remembered by his wife, Bobbie; his 5 children: Gail and husband Roger, Wayne, Mike and wife Yoya, Scott and wife Michelle, and Anne; as well as his 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Come celebrate a life fully lived on July 13, 2013 from 2-4pm at his daughter's home at 66 Shields Lane, Novato. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org. He will be deeply missed.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from June 29 to July 3, 2013
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