Betty
Foster, Betty Lou a 81 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Betty was 81 when she died. She is survived by her Sons, Brent Larkin & Curtis Rowe Foster, Daughters, Debra Buxton & Shawna Schaller and Brother, Richard Rowe. A gathering of family & friends will be Monday, February 6, 2006, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach. The Graveside Service will be Tuesday, February, 7, 2006, 11:00 A.M. at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar.

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  1. My grandmother, Betty Foster was an amazing woman. For all the love that she shared with her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and many, many others. She left us all with something to be thankful for and taught us all how a life filled with love should be lived. My grandma, Betty Foster I love you!!

  2. What a Woman She was 33 years old and married to the love of her life. They had 3 children and were pregnant with a fourth. It sounds pretty idyllic and it was. Then her world turned upside down when my father died. Her first impulse was that she wanted to join him. She didn’t want to go on without him, but she couldn’t give up. She had 4 children that needed her. She was one woman with 4 children and no money, no one to lean on. Remarriage was not an option. She had had what she considered to be the best man in the world and wasn’t willing to take less. Besides, she would never trust her and my fahter’s children to another man so she had to find a way to raise these children alone. The love of her life was gone. She would now give all of her love to us her children and she did. Mty grandfather took her to the welfare office, but she wouldn’t do it. She held down 2 jobs most of the time, but she did it on her own. She used to say that she hoped dad was looking down on us and that he approved of the job she was doing raising us. Her childern were everything to her. Every day of my life I felt mom’s uncondidtional love and uncondiitional trust. The love was great, but the trust could be a heavy burden. I wasn’t always perfect, but I felt the weight of that trust my whole life. My mom always told us, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Mom, not one of your children followed those instrucitons. We all watched you very closely. It was your actions, not your words that have guided us through our lives. We followed the example of the way you lived, not what you said. Your honesty, integrity, a strong work ethic and a love and commitment to your family. Everything that is good and decent about me I learned from watching you. We all did and we thank you for your example. We will miss you but are happy that you and dad are finally making up for lost time. Love, Brent

  3. I love you with all my heart Mom and always will. thank you for all your sacrifice love and care that you gave me thru the years. You truly are the best Mom any Son could ever ask for. I miss you Mom but I know that your with Dad and that there is no more pain love your Son Curt

  4. MY HEART IS EMPTY, YET FILLED WITH SADNESS OVER THE RECENT LOSS OF MY BELOVED GRANDMOTHER AND BESTFRIEND, BETTY LOU FOSTER. I FIND COMFORT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT MY GRANDMOTHER IS FINALLY AT PEACE, WITHOUT PAIN, AND REUNITED WITH HER TRUE LOVE, MY GRANDFATHER. IN THIS TIME OF SORROW, I FIND MYSELF SMILING AT THE MEMORIES OF MY GRANDMOTHER, THE SPECIAL TIMES WE SHARED, THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WE HAD, AND OUR CONSTANT BANTER. I WOULD NOT BE WHO I AM TODAY WITHOUT MY GRANDMOTHER’S LOVE, ENCOURAGEMENT, INFLUENCE, AND EXAMPLE. SHE IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, MY HERO, MY HEART. MY GRANDMOTHER’S WIT, GRACE, STRENGTH, LOVE, AND COMPASSION CONTINUES IN HER ABSENCE. THE LEGACY MY GRANDMOTHER WORKED HER LIFE TO BUILD LIVES ON IN THE HEARTS OF HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDEN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND GENERATIONS TO COME. GRANDMA, I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU, AND I KNOW WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN ONE DAY…SO, GET THE CARDS READY.

  5. A POEM TO MY MOTHER God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you and whispered , “Come to me,” With tearful eyes I watched you, And saw you pass away, Although I loved you dearly I could not make you stay, A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke my heart to prove to me He only takes the best, So rest my darling mother, the pain’s all gone away, I’m glad you are in heaven now with dad’s arms around you to stay, Kiss our loved ones for me, Shannon right away, And save room in heaven for us, Because we’ll all be together one day. I love you, mom. I’ll miss you everyday of my life. Your loving daughter, Debbe.

  6. Mom, Words cannot express how much you mean to me. You were not only the best mother anyone could ask for, but also my best friend and confidant. There is an emptiness in my life now that can never be filled. You sacraficed so much in your life for all of us. You could have taken the easy way out and accepted charity, but you didn’t want that for us. You worked tirelessly to provide us with everything we needed, and never once complained it was too hard. You instilled your morals and ethics in all of us and for that we thank you so much. I’m at peace knowing you are not in pain anymore, and am comforted by the fact you are with Dad. Please give him a kiss for me and tell him that I love him very much. I hope you and Dad are looking down on us and smiling. I can hear you now, “L.J. you would be so proud of our kids.” I promise we will continue to make you proud. The loss to our family is immeasurable. You were the matriarch and the foundation of our family. We all loved you more than words could ever express. We had the best Mom any family could ever ask for. I will cherish all of the memories we had together and you will be with me in my heart everyday. I feel your love around me and I know your spirit is with me. I will miss you everyday of my life, but I am comforted by knowing I will see you and Dad again one day. I LOVE YOU MOM, Shawna

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