Fern Foster

fern foster

Fern Lucinda Foster died Thursday, the 8th of December 2011 after a persistent and diligent battle with Kidney Disease.  Fern was born on 17th of June 1953 to Willie Lee "Bill" Foster and Julia North Foster in High Point, North Carolina. Upon the early death of her parents she was raised by her Uncle Charles and Aunt Dorothy Calendar in Ruth Ville, VA. After graduating from high school Fern earned her Degree from Virginia State University.

Fern entered the United States Air Force on 7 October 1980. She diligently performed the duties of Personnel Specialist until her Honorable Discharge in October 1987 as a SRA from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.  Fellow service members encouraged Fern to move to Minot, North Dakota with her two young sons, Matthew and Robert, to work at the Minot Air Force Base in their Personnel Office.

While living in Minot, Fern worked various jobs to provide for her sons, from cook to resident aid for the job corps.  She was an avid volunteer with various charities, Churches, and the local food pantry. Fern was a dedicated member of the Minot Women of Today and was actively involved in the Salvation Army Church and became a Soldier.    Fern earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with the ambition of becoming a social worker to help single parents and children.

Fern moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 2005 to receive further medical care from the Veterans Hospital.  Fern was involved with the North Dakota Women's Veterans. Fern loved to cook and enjoyed sharing her culinary masterpieces with friends.  Alongside her love of chicken was her passion for shoes. She had shoes to match every outfit and every occasion. Fern had precise seamstress skills from an early age and made a lot of her own cloths. Fern will be greatly missed by her sons, friends, and family. We will miss her quiet ways, her unique smile, her determination, and her thoughtfulness.

Fern is survived by her sons Matthew D. Foster and Robert L. Foster, both of Minot, ND, three grandchildren Mishayla and Cole Broen and Lamont Foster, of Minot, ND, her brother Stephen Mofett, and her sisters Laureen Foster, and Melanie Foster, all of Washington, D.C. She is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Julia Foster and her Uncle and Aunt Charles and Darthy Calendar.

In lieu of flowers contributions to your favorite charity would be appreciated.  

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  1. ELLENWOOD GAMatthew, Robert, Mishayla, Cole, Lamont, Camille (Laureen), Melanie and Stephen

    My prayers are with you all during this time of loss of your dearest Mother, Grandmother and Sister.

    We never had the priviledge of meeting you, but Fern grew up in the Calender house with Uncle Charles, Aunt Dorothy and my brother, sisters and me. We went to Ruthville High School together. Fern was like a sister to us too.

    My brother Charlton sisters Cassandra and Shelley are very sadden to learn of her passing. We are cofomforted to know she has gone home to be With the LORD.

    May all of you be comforted by your faith and by the loving memories you have to cherish forever. John 11:25-26

  2. Richmond VirginiaI am saddened by the passing of our my cousin Lucinda. Matthew and Robert, it has been a long time since we and your mom all lived together, but we here in Virginia do share your loss.

    I pray that God will give you, your children, your entire family, as well as those who knew and loved Lucinda peace and comfort at this time.

    Cherish and hold on to the memories.

    Cassandra Calender-Ray and Family

  3. Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to Fern’s family. I worked with Fern at Minot AFB, ND
    . I would often seen Fern in a store with the boys when she no longer worked at the base.

    Fern loved her church and church family. After moving to Fargo, I discovered Fern ringing the bells during the Christmas season.

    Fern always had a smile whenever I saw her.

    Rest in peace now that you have won the battle.

  4. Houston TXI am saddened by the loss of Lucinda. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her sons, Matthew & Robert and her grandchildren. My prayer is that God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

    Lucinda “Fern” Foster will be missed. She fought a valiant fight and is now at peace.

    Shelley Calender Jones

  5. Lucinda was a college class mate whose presence was one of peace and calm. I was very sadden to hear of her passing recently . No matter how long we live, life is always too short. I pray that her children and grandchildren keep her alive in their lives and live well.

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