Robert M. Foster

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Robert Milton Foster, 81, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was born March 9, 1931, in West Liberty, Ohio, to Milton and Mary (Smith) Foster, the third of their four children. As brother to Libby, Margie, and Geneva, "Bud" had a mischievous nature that remained throughout his life.

Bob married Lillie "Marie" Kliem, on March 5, 1954, in California, after serving as a Corpsman during the Korean War. As a former stock car racer, Bob maintained a life-long interest in the racing circuit and enjoyed competing on speedways across the country. His extensive travel during these years, combined with his sharp memory, gave Bob the uncanny ability to advise on the best route to any destination in the U.S. The family moved to Ohio in 1958 and to Texas in 1960, living in Pasadena, Conroe, and, for the past several decades, Montgomery. It was there that Bob would proudly see his own passion for competitive racing continue with two of his three sons.

Upon the end of his racing career, Bob continued his involvement with automobiles by opening a mechanical engineering shop. He enjoyed working in his shop, giving golf-cart rides to his grandchildren (and later his great-grandson), telling jokes, and taking a genuine interest in the lives of his loved ones. His constant companion was his dog Chyna.

Bob is survived by his wife Marie; sons James Milton Foster of Kerrville, Curtis Benjamin (Nancy) Foster of Montgomery, and Robert Steven (Cecelia) Foster of Hempstead; daughter Joy Marie "Mitzy" (Allan) Camp of Hempstead; granddaughters Heather Lynn (Jason) Mazoch of Katy and Rachael Elizabeth Camp of San Antonio; grandson Nathan Ryan Foster of Montgomery; great-grandchildren Gavin Michael Mazoch and newborn Reagan Reese Mazoch, both of Katy; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at BenuiBaptistChurch in Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the or Hospice of your choice.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 6 to Nov. 19, 2012
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