Anna Foster

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Surrounded by family, at 9:43am on December 3rd, 2012, the world lost an amazing lady and the heavens welcomed a magnificent angel. Anna Frances Howell was born at home on a small farm in Caruthersville Missouri, March 14, 1930. During the hot backbreaking hours picking cotton, she and her brothers, John Elvis and Robert Earl Howell learned the value of hard work, family and determination. She carried those values throughout her life and that formed the foundation of all her relationships. She was a loving wife, a dedicated mother, loyal friend and respected businesswoman. Driven by a desire to provide a better life for her family, she had the determination and the willingness to make it happen.

Anna was a divorced mother of two young girls, Micki and Marla, when she first met a young private by the name of Dick Foster. After a short courtship, they began a life together that culminated in the birth of a third daughter, Melanie. Happily joined into the family bonds is Dick's son Rick. Their love and life spanned 49 years and two continents.

In 1970, their journey brought them to Conroe, Texas where Anna found her calling selling real estate. She found joy in making home ownership possible for young families just starting out. She was most recognizable in the business community as a realtor, but she was known to her family and friends as simply "Mom".

The best example of the beauty and generosity of her spirit was evident on a daily basis during the past four months of her life. Even as her body began to fade, her spirit remained gentle, kind and compassionate. She greeted each nurse, physician, staff member and visitors with a smile and gratitude for their assistance. On the days she seemed to be the weakest, she was the most gracious. In the time of her greatest need, she sought to brighten the days of others.

Anna was a strong, beautiful and loving woman. She fought a courageous battle and yet, when her name was called, she went with a gentle and willing spirit. Her family takes comfort in the knowledge that she is pain free and reunited with her loving husband and others who have preceded her. While her physical body is now at rest, her spirit, love and generosity continue to be an inspiration and blessing to those whose lives she touched. You are loved and will be greatly missed!

Anna remains in the hearts of memories of: Brother John Elvis Howell and wife Peggy, Robert Earl Howell and wife Johnnie Ruth, Daughters Micki Patras, Marla Neely and fiancé Cal Allee, Melanie Parsons and husband Cabot Parsons, Son Rick Foster and wife Sherry Foster. Grandchildren: Jimmy Patras and wife Amie, Joey Foster and wife Brooke, Josh Foster, Marissa Hughes. Great Grandchildren: Alexandria Patras, Jace Foster

Numerous other friends and family members also survive.

Visitation will take place on Thursday December 6th from 5pm to 8pm. Services will be Friday December 7th at 10:00am in the Cashner Colonial Chapel with Graveside services to follow. You are invited to view the personalized webpage at www.cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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