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Robert Foster

Robert Allen Foster was born November 30, 1951 in Rapid City, SD to William & Virginia (Johnson) Foster. On August 5, 1989 he married Catherine Cannon in Spearfish, SD. Robert is survived by his wife Catherine of Johnstown, CO; daughter Aubrey Huey and her husband Aaron of Colorado Springs, CO; son Joshua Foster and his wife Molly of Newton, IA; his brother Bill Foster Jr. of Spearfish, SD; grandchildren Preston Bigler and Clara Mae Foster; and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of treasured friends. Bob Foster passed away un-expectantly on June 30, 2013. Bob was raised in Spearfish, SD and attended Spearfish High School and Black Hills College. Bob served in the US Air Force in Vietnam and Thailand and was honorably discharged in 1974. Bob was a very proud American! He married Catherine (Cannon) Foster on Aug 5, 1989 in Spearfish and they have lived in the Longmont/Loveland area of Colorado for over 24 years. They met on a blind date on a Memorial Day Harley ride in 1987 and have been soul mates and best friends since that first date. Bob worked for the City of Lafayette, Indian Peaks Golf Course, Lafayette, CO for over 20 years. He was extremely proud of the many compliments Indian Peaks received as being a beautiful course to play on. He was planning retirement this fall and looking forward to restoring his beloved El Camino, traveling to the Pendleton Rodeo, showing the Montana West to Cathi, riding up the Coast Highway in California on a new Harley and returning to New Orleans to hear the "blues". Bob was beyond joy when he got to spend time with Aubrey & Josh. He was thrilled when Aubrey wed Aaron Huey last summer. And he was proud as a peacock when Josh & Molly presented him with grandbaby Clara Mae. He was very proud of the adults Aubrey & Josh had become, happy about their choices for spouses, and in awe of their musical talents. In addition to enjoying time with family, friends - and even strangers, Bob was passionate about his 1979 Super Glide Harley (he attended Sturgis over 30 years in a row), his 1966 Chevrolet El Camino, and nitro fueled Drag Racing. Bob loved to be home, puttering in the yard, and spending time with Cathi & the beloved Chow pups. Bob's family is a South Dakota landmark and he was always extremely proud of his heritage. His father owned The Spearfish Clothier and Denim Den, and his mother was a respected Registered Nurse. His maternal grandparents, Lester & Mildred Johnson owned Johnson's Bakery. His Uncle Max Johnson was a wise, warm man and educator. His Uncle Jug Jagodzinski was a former Mayor of Leed, SD and a part of the Homestake Mines community. His paternal grandmother was Agnus (Brokaw)(Foster) McInerney. Agnus raised four wild cowboys named - Paul, John, Ted (Snook), and Gerald McInerney and Bob cherished the ground these "men of the west" walked on. The Black Hills, Colorado Rockies and the Western culture all ran deep through Bob's veins. He was a true cowboy in his heart - a gentle man with a soft sweet soul - and he will be deeply missed. Memorial services will be held at the Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 North County Road, 31-D, Loveland, CO at the Daddy J Pavilion 11:30am, July 5th, 2013. A reception will follow the services. At 4:30pm an open house will be held at Captain Bob's Garage, 1905 Sherwood Lane, Johnstown, CO. Graveside services and Inurnment will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Spearfish, SD on Sat., July 6th at 4:00pm. Memorials can be made to the Bob Foster Memorial Fund c/o Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538. All funds will be distributed to the NHRA-National Drag Racing Associations program to assist drag racers and their families in time of need and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

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Viegut Funeral Home
1616 N. Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80538
970-679-4669

Published in Longmont Times-Call on July 4, 2013
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