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Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Foster Joseph Hurtado Sr., passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017 at the age of 92 of natural causes. Born in Montebello, California on March 19, 1925, Foster was the oldest member of the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, fighting at the invasion of Saipan and Tinian. He served on the USS Neville and USS ISM 260 and earned three medals before being honorably discharged.
Foster was predeceased by his parents, brothers, sisters, wife Mary, daughters Baby Helen and Alberta, son Eugene and grandchildren Tam, Tiffany and Steven. He is survived by sons Foster Jr. (Emily), Kenneth, Gary and Jerry (Christine), daughter Christine, eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Foster attended Sherman Indian High School in Riverside and worked as a mason marker. He was an avid USC football fan and loved going to their games.
A viewing was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on December 18, followed by a rosary at 6 p.m. at Inland Memorial Harford Chapel, 120 N. Buena Vista St. in Hemet. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on December 19 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 23600 Soboba Road in San Jacinto. Lunch will follow at the Soboba Sports Complex. Foster's final resting place will be at the Soboba Indian Reservation.
Loved by so many, Foster will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. We love you and miss you, grandpa.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 19, 2017
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