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Sara (Sadie) Margaret Foster

Apr 19, 2017 - From staff reports

Sara (Sadie) Margaret Foster passed away peacefully March 18, 2017, at RoseMark at Mayfair Park Assisted Living in Denver, Colorado.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. April 22 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lander.

Cremation has taken place, and a graveside service will be held at a later date at the New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, Colorado.

She was born June 18, 1926, in Hamburg, Arkansas, the youngest of five children, to Scott and Margaret (Baird) Savage. She spent her early life in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, graduating from high school there and going on to attend college at Henderson State, majoring in education.

After graduating from college, she moved to Gunnison, Colorado where she worked as the secretary to the president of Western State College. It was there that she met her future husband, Harry (Hap) Foster.

After he earned his degree in education, the couple moved to Fruita, Colorado. She was a devoted stay-at-home mom to their two girls. When the girls were older, she went to work as a high school librarian at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado.

After retiring she and her husband traveled extensively to other countries. She loved showing the picture of herself riding a camel. She hiked most of the Grand Canyon with friends and loved going on 100-mile bike rides. She rode her bike at every opportunity. She was also an avid bridge player and played up until the last year of her life. In Lander she was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the hospital gift shop. She was also a long-time member of PEO in Grand Junction and Lander.

She is survived by her daughters Margaret (John) Applegate of Lander and Kathleen (Paul) Arevian of Denver; two grandchildren Jennifer (Jared) Hamilton of Hudson and Ross Nauman of Bozeman, Montana; and two great-granddaughters, with one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. In December 2008, her husband passed.

"Sara was loved by all who knew her," her family said. "She had a keen sense of humor and a loving heart. She rarely met a stranger."

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornerstone Christian School, 80 Mortimer Lane Lander, WY.

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