Ronald Foster, 77, passed away July 29, 2017. He resided in Colorado Springs for 5 years after living in Vista, California for over 50 years.

Ron was born January 10, 1940 in Midland, Michigan to Donald and Marguerite Foster (nee Muter). Ron had a twin and was the fourth of five boys born to the Fosters. Ron and Gay wed on June 1, 1963 in Vista, California.

With much prayer and trepidation, they anxiously moved to Colorado Springs 5 years ago to live with four of their six grandchildren.

Ron enjoyed watching or talking San Diego Padres baseball with all he met. He loved to fish and had an appreciation for the Los Angeles Lakers. Ron was a longtime member of Hope Church in Vista, California for all his years in California, and considered Hope Church his home, even while living in Colorado. After joining the Navy to see the world, he was promptly stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. He recalled his stint in the Navy with great fondness.

Ron is survived by his wife, Gay Foster; his children: Steve (Iva) Foster, Melissa (Ken) Paulson, Jeni (Pete) Spiegel, and Chad Foster; his last remaining sibling, Floyd “Red” Foster; his grandchildren: Nicole (Phil) Matherly, Bryce Paulson, Megan, Haley, Samantha, and Nathanael Foster; his great grandchildren: Kyndle and Paisley Matherly; extended family: Tom (Judy) Foster, Sandy (Randy) Holcomb, Mike (Liana) Foster, Mary Kay (Charles) McCarty, Brian Foster, John (Brianna) and Kyle Kohlenberg, JoAnn (Dave) and Brennen, Braden, and Holden Casey, Gary (Candy) Kann; and his “fake son” Jeff Romine. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Chet, Ken, and twin Donald.

A celebration of life service will be held at Hope Church, followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hope Church, 1755 Thibodo Road, Vista, California 92081.

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