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Mary Ann Nordstrom Foster

Female 1950 - 2014  (63 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Nordstrom Foster 
    Born 8 Aug 1950 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jan 2014  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 13 Jan 2014 
    Person ID I3703  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Carl C Nordstrom 
    Mother Virginia Nordstrom 
    Family ID F3176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick James Foster,   b. 12 Aug 1950, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 2017, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1969  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Luke Foster
     2. Matthew Foster
     3. Jennifer Foster Hensley
    Marriage- Nordstrom, Mary-Foster, Frederick
    Marriage- Nordstrom, Mary-Foster, Frederick

    The Rev. Gerald Sheeds was assisted by the Rev. Richard Lewis at the wedding of Mary Nordstrom and Frederick James Foster. The couple was married at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Altar boys were Tony Esfeld, Great Bend, Joe Konrade, Steve Swalwell and Tom Sommers.

    Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Nordstrom, and Mr. Foster is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Foster. Rossville.

    The bride’s formal length gown of silk organza featured a wide lace panel extending from neckline to hem. The wedding ring collar and cuffs of the bishop sleeves were of lace, and lace daisies edged her train- length Juliet veil. She wore her paternal grandmother’s wedding ring on her right hand and carried Orange Delight roses on a Bible.

    Mrs. Randy Hearrell was her sister’s macron of honor and bridesmaids were Sharon McMurray, Jeanine Sohl and Diana Dougan. Flower girl and ring bearer were Anita Foster and York Hearrell.

    Charles Foster, Delia, was best man for his brother and
    groomsmen were Steve Jacobson, Rossville, Steve Barnes and the bride’s brother, Marl Nordstrom. Ushering were Randy Hearrell and the bridegroom’s brother, Robert Foster.

    A reception in University United Methodist Church followed the ceremony.

    The bride, is a graduate of Topeka High School and attended Washburn University. She is employed by Taco Tico. Mr. Foster was graduated from Rossville High School and will be employed as a herdsman at Fleming Fairvalley Farm until Nov. 11 when he will report for duty in the U.S. Navy at San Diego, Calif.

    The couple is living in Rossville.
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 09:35:40 
    Family ID F747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Foster, Mary
    Obituary- Foster, Mary
    Mary Ann Nordstrom Foster
    Mary Foster, 63, Topeka, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Midland Hospice after battling cancer for over eight years.
    She was born August 8, 1950, the daughter of Carl and Virginia Nordstrom. She is survived by her father Carl; her sons, Luke (Jodi) Foster of Topeka and Matthew (Misti) Foster of Frisco, Texas; her twin brother Mark (Dona) Nordstrom and sister Carla (Randy) Hearrell of Topeka. Grandchildren include Bayli McDaniel, Jayden, Kellyn, Olivia and Sophia Foster. She was preceded in death by her mother.
    Mary graduated from Topeka High School in 1968 and attended Washburn University.
    She married Fred Foster in 1969. They were divorced.
    She was an independent person with a big heart and kind spirit who did things her way. As a young woman, she was an award-winning horseback rider performing in rodeos and horse shows, city girls’ tennis champion, and a promising softball player. She loved horses, cars (a ’65 Mustang and a Bandit edition Trans Am were her favorites), music of all kinds, history, and everything about Topeka High School, but most of all she loved her family.
    She met regularly with her large group of high school classmates who jokingly called themselves the "Divas". She spent countless hours compiling her family’s genealogy and was justifiably proud of her work. She inspired those who knew of her courageous battle with three different kinds of cancer while continuing to work a physically demanding job.
    The family is thankful for the support given her by her friends the "Divas", and her daughter-in-law, Jodi, whose care and training as a nurse enhanced her quality of life during her last few months.
    Mary’s wishes were to be cremated. A visitation in celebration of her life will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Mount Hope Chapel, 4700 SW 17th. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be sent to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606.
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