Thomas C. Foster

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – 1950-2013 – Thomas C. Foster, age 63, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Tom was born in Marquette, MI, February 4, 1950 to Janet Frisk Foster and Gene Foster. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Zhulkie Foster, in Ishpeming, MI on February 28, 1970 and was later sealed to her in the Salt Lake City Temple. Tom was father to Gain (Amy), Jodi (Brett), Wendy (Chad), and Jenny. He had 10 grandsons and 1 granddaughter and was the brother of Roger (Dianna), Carol (Tom), Mary, Betty (Michael), Cindy (Charles), and Stuart (Lorena) and was preceded in death by his father Gene and nephew Chuck.

Tom graduated from Ishpeming High School, class of 1968, and received Bachelor’s Degrees in both Secondary Education and Nursing from Northern Michigan University. He loved working as Night Shift Nursing Supervisor at IMC as part of his 28 years with IHC and was deeply respected and loved by all those with whom he worked. High Priest member of the LDS church, Tom loved serving many years with the youth and scouting programs.

His faith is a comfort to his family knowing that they can be together forever.

As an avid hiker in the Wasatch mountains, Tom submitted nearly all of their highest peaks. He loved nature, camping, skiing and his new home in the high desert of the Uinta Basin near Duchesne. Tom was talented at working with wood from whittling to large construction projects, most of which were done generously for others.

Grandpa Tom was an adventurous hero to, admired by, and spent many playful hours with, his grandkids. He comes from a large family and spent time with them any chance he got. Above all he loved the 43 years spent with his wife and best friend Mary and looks forward to eternity with her.

Ever giving, even after death, Tom gave life to others through the generous donation of his organs. In lieu of flowers please consider giving life by donating blood at the American Red Cross.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Granite Stake Center, 2535 East Newcastle Drive, Sandy, UT. Visitations will be held on Tuesday night from 6-9 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT and also on Wednesday from 9-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the Stake Center.

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