French S. Foster

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French Shriver Foster, 89, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth French Shriver. She was the wife of John Walter Smith Foster Jr., whom she married Sept. 15, 1947, in Pikesville, and who died in November 2008.

She had been a longtime resident of Saranac Lake, where she owned and operated the Lonesome Landing Garden Center. She was also member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Surviving are sons John Walter Smith Foster III and wife Katherine, of Queenstown, Charles Shriver Foster, of Hampstead, and Lee French Foster, of Saranac Lake; and a grandson, John Walter Smith Foster IV.

She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Mayor Shriver.

There is no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills.

Arrangements are by Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke's Church, 136 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983; or Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

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Funeral Home
Fortune-Keough Funeral Home Inc
20 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-3613
Published in Carroll County Times from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2014
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