Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
July 01, 2004
OBITUARY ~ KAY F. FOSTER, DES MOINES
Kay Frances DUDGEON FOSTER, 68, was born July 28, 1935, in Littlefork, Minnesota. She departed this life at Mercy
Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 29, 2004, after a courageous battle with emphysema and ovarian and breast
cancer. Her family was at her bedside. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's Funeral Home on
Lyon. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Church of the Nazarene in Ankeny with burial services to
follow in Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton, Iowa.
Kay was the daugher of Rolland Francis DUDGEON and Viola Leona
LARSON. She grew up in northern Minnesota, the oldest of five children. She was the "big sister" to four younger
brothers, and she often shared loving stories of torment and teasing tha ther little brothers bestowed upon her.
Kay as united in marriage to Charles William FOSTER on June 22, 1956. She was a homemaker and took great pride in
taking care of her family. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and jigsaw puzzles and loved playing Canasta with
her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching "Wheel of Fortune," the "Lawrence Welk Show," and the
"Grand Old Opry." She enjoyed teh music of Alan Jackson and Bill Anderson, and her favorite actor was Paul Newman.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Rolland Francis DUDGEON and Viola Leona LARSON
KUSCH; her son, Michael Dean FOSTER; her stepson, Gary William FOSTER; and her granddaughter, Crystal Lynn FOSTER.
She is survived by two sons, Larry FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his wife, Sylvia, and Randy FOSTER of
Des Moines, and his wife, Kathy; her daughter, Tammra, of West Des Moines; her stepson Royce FOSTER of Darlington,
Indiana, and his wife, Peggy; two stepdaughters, Myrna FOSTER of Des Moines and Cheryl MUNSON of Ankeny; two
granddaughters, Sarah FOSTER and Elizabeth FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indiana; three grandsons, Aric PAVLICEK and
Jared PAVLICEK of West Des Moines and Isaiah FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indians; two step-granddaughters, Shannon HARMON
of Darlington, Indiana and Tina FREY of Madric; one step-grandson, Scott FOSTER of LaPorte, Indiana; three
step-great-granddaughters, Sarah PARKER of Greentown, Indiana and Chloe KING and Cara FREY of Madrid; and two
step-great-grandsons, Clayton FREY of Madrid and Taylor SLOAN of Darlington, Indiana; four brothers, Leon
DUDGEON of Kansas City, Missouri; Duane DUDGEON of Monticello, Minnesota, Alton KUSCH of Des Moines, and Leslie
GLOVER of Ankeny; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions
be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012
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