Franklin Delanor Foster


Franklin Delanor Foster, age 77, passed away peacefully at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia on March 8, 2013. Born on May 13, 1935, in Louisa County, near Toolesboro, Iowa to Dan and Roberta Foster. He was the eighth of nine children.

Franklin was preceded in death by his mom and dad and seven of his brothers and sisters.

The family moved from Iowa to Washington in 1948. He spent most of his life in Montesano, Washington. One of his comments was, “Some of the happiest times in my life was living in the great town of Montesano with my mom and dad, most of my brothers and sisters, relation, and lots of my friends”. Richard and Lilly Foster, Franklin’s uncle and aunt live in Central Park, Washington.

He married Helen Esther Nichols on November 5, 1962. She resides at the family home in Rochester, Washington where they had recently moved.

They had two children, Franklin Delanor Foster Jr., and Lorinna May Foster Worth, three grandchildren Ryan, Alicia, and Stephanie Foster.

He had three sisters and five brothers. Ethel Elizebeth, Eloise Mae, Charley Ceola, Dan Jr, Walter Wilds, Grace Imogene, and Virgle Lee Foster.

Franklin was an avid artist, a great sculpture, liked to play guitar and sing. One of his favorite songs was “The Great Speckled Bird”, which will be sang at the memoral.

He served eight years in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, California.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Rochester, Washington, at ….(time)…. on Saturday, March 30, 2013. A potluck will be held afterwards at the church.

Arrangements are by the Stickling Chapel Funeral Home.

Inurment will be at Mt. Tacoma National Cemetery in Tacoma, Washington .