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  • "Miss Isom was our maths teacher in Kluang, Malaysia. The..."
    - Jay Jeyakumar
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    - Clarence Fernandez
  • "Miss Emily was my Peace Corps teacher in Malaysia. We,..."
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Apex Funeral Home
550 W Williams St
Apex, NC



Was born in Haley, TN, October 19, 1937. Her father was Raymond Isom, who worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. Her mother was Laura Crowell Isom, a homemaker. Her father's employment resulted in her family living in several places around the country. She graduated from high school in Clarksville, VA. After high school, she went to James Madison College in Harrisonburg, VA. Emily spent two years in the Peace Corps in Malaysia teaching high school math. She returned in 1968 and took a job at AT&T. She married Lee N. Foster on October 3, 1970. She left AT&T just before the birth of their first child in 1973. She helped form a day care center in the early 1980's.
Emily passed away April 19, 2015 at home. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind, two children, two grandchildren, a sister and a brother.
Memorial service will be held at the Apex Funeral Home, 550 Williams St., Apex, NC on May 9 at 10 a.m.

Published in The Washington Post on May 1, 2015
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