Mary Alice (Swartz) Foltz
1923 - 2014
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Mary Alice Swartz Foltz, 91, of Edinburg, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Greenfield in Strasburg.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend Mary Louise Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery.

Mrs. Foltz was born May 19, 1923 in Strasburg, daughter of the late Noah Franklin Swartz and Fannie Gochenour Swartz.

She was a 1941 graduate of Woodstock High School and formerly employed as a teller/bookkeeper at First Virginia Bank and at Edinburg Aileen.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church where she had taught Bible School and belonged to the Ladies Aide.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Franklin Foltz Sr.

She is survived by four children, Ralph Franklin Foltz Jr. and wife, Phyllis, of Woodstock, Sharon Hall and husband, Ray, of Prattville, Alabama, Michelle Hawkins and husband, W. Douglas, of Woodstock and James Randall (Randy) Foltz of Fort Valley; brothers and sisters, Ralph Swartz (dec) and wife, Joyce, of Arvada, CO, Harold Swartz and Charlotte (dec) of Woodstock, Helen Mowery of Prescott, AZ and husband, Johnny (dec), Charles (Jim) Swartz and wife, Ruby, of Fort Valley, Jack Swartz and wife, Dolores, of Indiatlantic, FL, Betty Bowers of Pulaski and husband, Rev Auburn Bowers (dec), Calvin Swartz and wife, Katrina, of Edinburg and Shelva Jean Pingley of New Market; grandchildren, Steven Foltz, Brian Foltz and wife, Melinda, Andrew Foltz, Jason Hall, Jordan Hall, Zachary Hawkins and wife, Leslie, and Sara Hawkins; three great grandchildren, Matthew Foltz, Jacob Foltz and Emmaleigh Foltz.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Hawkins, Andrew Foltz, Brian Foltz, David Rhinehart, Andy Shipp and Mark Irvin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Foltz, Jason Hall, Jordan Hall, Sara Hawkins.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o Phyllis Wright, 81 Wisman Road, Woodstock, VA 22664 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

The family would like to thank Blue Ridge Hospice, Greenfield in Strasburg and special caregivers Terry and Diane for their loving care and kindness shown to our mom.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 23, 2014.
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December 28, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It's so hard when you lose your mother!
Sandy & Bud Stoneburner
December 27, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jeff & Susie Fravel
December 27, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Norman & Linda Racey
December 27, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mike & Linda Wilkins
December 24, 2014
Sorry to. Hear. This. Cancer. Sucks. And taking. To. Much. Of ARE. Loved. Ones.

My. Brother. Lost his. Mother. To. Cancer. At age. 60. She. Had. A long live. 91 years. Wow
brian glave
December 23, 2014
Ralph, Michelle and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike Fleming
December 23, 2014
Michelle Doug and family,
our thoughts and prayers are with u at this difficult time! May God Bless and comfort each one!
We are here for you all anytime.
Karen,Mike and family
Karen Burner
December 23, 2014
Ralph, Randy and Michelle, Sorry to read of your Mother passing. I did not know her but I am sure she was a wonderful person. That speaks by the wonderful family she has! My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time of sorrow doing the Holiday season .
Juanita Poston
December 23, 2014
Ralph, Randy and Michelle, Sorry to read of your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. I did not know your mother but she had to be great lady raising such a wonderful family.
Juanita Poston
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