RANDOLPH AVERY FOSTER (NOVEMBER 27, 1887-AUGUST 19, 1929)

RANDOLPH AVERY FOSTER, SON OF MR. AND MRS. LEXINGTON FOSTER, WAS BORN IN RINGGOLD COUNTY NEAR CALENDONIA, IOWA, NOVEMBER 27, 1887, AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT THE HOME NEAR TORRINGTON, WY., AUGUST 19, 1929, BEING AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH 41 YEARS, EIGHT MONTHS AND 22 DAYS OF AGE.

ON DECEMBER 22, 1909, HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS LILLIAN GRACE SWIGART, OF LAMONI, IOWA. TO THIS UNION WERE BORN EIGHT CHILDREN; CLEO FERN, CECIL DOYLE, VICTOR WAYNE, CLELLA JUNE, CRYSTAL MAE, MARY RUTH, LOLA IRENE, WHO WITH THEIR MOTHER ARE LEFT TO MOURN THEIR LOSS.

ALSO ONE SON LOREN LEE, WHO PRECEDED THE FATHER ON FEBRUARY 14, 1923, AT THE AGE OF ONE YEAR, FIVE MONTHS AND SEVEN DAYS.

HE ALSO LEAVES FOUR SISTERS; MRS. MAGGIE CASSIDY OF MILTON, IOWA; MRS. ORPHA STUCK OF SAN DIEGO, CA.; MRS. ELLA WHITTEN OF CARTHAGE, MO.; AND EDITH OF ST. JOSEPH, MO.

HIS MOTHER DIED WHEN HE WAS TWO YEARS OF AGE, THE FATHER PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO. ALSO ONE BROTHER AND SISTER PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HIS ILLNESS WAS OF SEVERAL YEARS DURATION, OF WHICH THE LAST TWO YEARS WAS OF ALMOST CONTINUOUS SUFFERING, WHICH HE BORE WITH PATIENCE THINKING MOST OF HIS FAMILY AND THEIR WELFARE. LOVING HANDS DID ALL IN THEIR POWER TO RELIEVE HIS SUFFERING.

SHORT FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT TORRINGTON AND  ALSO MITCHELL BY REV. D. J. ELSEA OF SCOTTS BLUFF, NE., THE BODY WAS LAID TO REST IN MOUNT MITCHELL CEMETERY. WE HAVE LOST OUR DARLING FATHER, HE HAS BID US ALL ADIEU, ALL IS DARK WITHIN OUR DWELLING, LONELY ARE OUR HEARTS TODAY, FOR THE ONE WE LOVED SO DEARLY HAS FOREVER PASSED AWAY.

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