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Oct 22, 1922 - June 28, 2014
Resident of Newark
Ruthe Underwood Foster, a long-time resident of Newark, California, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was 91 years of age.
Ruthe graduated from San Jose State University in 1945. In 1954, she married Ken Foster, a former Newark mayor and one of the original supporters for initiating Ohlone Community College in Newark and Fremont.
For the majority of her life, Ruthe was a teacher. She taught 3 years in Southern California and 31 years at Newark Elementary and Junior High Schools before retiring in 1982. Ruthe was a member of the American Association of University Women. For many years, she belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Newark and the Chamber of Commerce of Newark. Ruthe had also been a member of the Board of Trustees of Ohlone Community College from 1987 to year 2007.
The Fosters adopted 2 daughters, Grace Chu and Michelle Henry (deceased 2010). In addition to Grace and son-in-law Fred Chu, Ruthe is survived by grandchildren Mailin Young, Nate Young, Charlin Yamamoto, Edric Yamamoto and Tomas Vick; and great-grandchildren Luka Young, Mikah Young, Greyson Yamamoto, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Ruthe desired all gifts in her memory to be sent to the Ohlone College Foundation at 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539-5884.
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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 9, 2014
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