August 20, 1941 - October 16, 2019
Lola Sue Foster Born 8/20/41-10/16/19 Lola “Sue” Foster transcended into her heaven on October 16th, 2019. She fought a gradual but aggressive battle with dementia for five years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim Foster, son John, daughter Shelley, and five grandchildren. She was born Lola Sue Jenkins in Jacksonville Texas to rancher, farmer, and homemaker parents P.W. and Mildred Jenkins. Her siblings include her younger sisters, Nancy and Frankie, along with her younger brother Phillip. It was said by many that she could bounce a basketball the full length of a court without messing up her hair. Still, she was the most humble being on earth throughout her life. Because of a ten-year difference before Nancy was born, she learned to entertain herself down in the woods and on the farm of East Texas. Her imagination and devotion to learning was spurred by inherent logic and rudimentary basics in life. She was a true believer in creating something from nothing and “where there’s a will there’s a way.” She reused/renewed/recycled before it was a fad. (We are still finding bundles of bailing wire and stashes of reused containers.) Sue was a graduate of UNC with a BA degree in English and then became an English teacher/professor for high school and college. She was a true educator, passionate all her life in helping to guide people of all ages and ethnicities. She inspired many to continually search for knowledge and do the right thing. Surely, in this very moment, she is looking over our shoulders to offer corrections and ideas to this piece of writing. In 1972, she came back to Colorado with her family, ultimately making her final home in Waverly where she worked as a Mother, matriarch to many, educator, farmer, homemaker, artist, poet, community driven volunteer, the Best Mother Ever...and the list could continue. All of Sue’s endeavors helped support Jim’s continuing journey as an amazing artist. On their five-acre farm and studio, they adopted a purpose-filled life of living off the land (literally!). Having Texas blood, Sue had the ability to grow anything, and she also cooked the most health-giving food ever. Shelley and John learned farming life by working as cheap laborer and caring for their numerous livestock, which at one point included 17 goats, seasonal pigs, and numerous assorted foul. Thanks to Pathways of Hospice, Seniors for Seniors, Chefs for Seniors, and numerous family members and friends, Sue was able to spend her last hours on the Farm. She was “FINE” and independent until the bitter end, and continued her path as an amazing Christian Woman, reading uncommon scriptures daily, to find the merit of the present moment. Lola Sue was a true leader to all who crossed her path. She will be dearly missed, but we are all thankful her suffering is over. In lieu of flowers, please make any gifts or donations to the Pathways of Hospice/Grateful Hearts Ft. Collins or The Dementia Society of America. Thank you for honoring her! Sincerely, Her Family A Celebration of Life and Open House will be held on November 2, 2019 at 3 PM at the Waverly Foster Farm, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Lola Sue Foster Born 8/20/41-10/16/19 Lola “Sue” Foster transcended into her heaven on October 16th, 2019. She fought a gradual but aggressive battle with dementia for five years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim... View Obituary & Service Information
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