Bobby Lee Foster

bobby foster
FOSTER, B. L. of Torrance , passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2002. He was born in Miami, Arizona on Jan. 17, 1930 and served in the Navy during the Korean war. His career in commercial welding spanned over 53 years and he was regarded with great affection by his fellow workers at Chromalloy...his 'Chromizing Family'. Survivors include his devoted children; Daughter, Tommie (Fred) Paddock of Acton, CA, Daughter, Brenda (Mark Zimmerman & Scott Moseley) of Palmdale, CA, Sister, Pat French of Nipomo, CA; Grandchildren, Jeff Baker (Debbie), Dean (Suzi) Paddock, Scott (Nicole) Paddock, Kelly (John) Pearce, Ryan Zimmerman, and Traci Zimmerman. Also left to mourn his passing are Great Grandchildren; Braxton Meshell, and Brooke and Daniel Paddock. He was preceded in death by his loving Wife, Wanda and his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Gerald) Harbin. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002,from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at RICE MORTUARY, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. Services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. , also at Rice Mortuary. Entombment will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 W. 182nd St. (at Inglewood Ave.) in Redondo Beach, CA. En lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in B.L.'s memory to: Mesothelioma Applied Resesarch Foundation, 1609 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or check or money order made to: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation...mail to: Brenda Zimmerman, 349 East Soledad Pass Road, Palmdale,CA 93550

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  1. We will sincerely miss you Bob and wish your family and friends our condolences during this difficult time. You were a wonderful man and we feel very blessed that you touched our lives. All our love and prayers, the de Leon family (Rob, Kym, Missy, Lisa, Alyson & Krysten)

  2. His hugs were lethal, but if you didn\’t get one you felt left out. He was the most friendly, funny and nice man and he will be truly missed.

  3. We are so thankful that we had you as our Baca! We are going to miss you so much. We will always remember all of our family times together and our catfish dinners. You are one of a kind and will never be forgotten. You are with Nana and Momma now, and we know you will take good care of them!! We love you Baca! Love your grandkids, John, Kelly, & Braxton

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