Lucille (Lucy) FosterSeptember 28, 1921 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 96)
Lucille (Lucy) E Foster Lucy Foster, age 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Napa, on November 7, 2017. She graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1938 and continued on to receive her Undergraduate degree in History at UC Berkeley and her Master’s of Arts degree from San Francisco State College and her Doctorate in Education from Stanford University. While attending UC she met the love of her life, Donald Foster. They were married in1942 and had fifty years together.
Following an exceptional 30-year career as teacher and administrator, she retired as the Distinguished Assistant Superintendent for Business, Director of Classified Personnel and the district labor negotiator for Laguna Salada School District of Pacifica, California. Lucy set an example to colleagues, family, and friends, as woman who broke “the glass ceiling” paving a path for future equality.
Throughout her long life Lucy gave her time and expertise to community and social organizations. She was an active member the Red Cross, the Fir Branch of Children’s Hospital in Oakland, the American Association of University Women, the Delta Zeta sorority alumnae, Sonoma County PanHellenic Society, and various other local and national organizations. She served on the Santa Rosa Cultural Heritage Board for five years. The Canadian branch of University Woman honored her with the title of Dame for her tireless work to better the lives of women.
Lucy will be remembered as a world traveler, an enthusiastic opera patron, and a wicked bridge and pinochle player. She lived her life fully and was loved. Her husband, Donald E. Foster, parents, Lewis E. Caster and Estelle Witt Caster and her stepmother, Marian Caster, precede her in death. She is survived by her sister, Sally Hunter (Ralph) of Napa, nephews Gregory Hunter (Debra) of Lafayette, Eric Hunter (Julia) of Napa, and Mory Hunter (Cherie) of Lawrenceville, GA and her cousin, Bennett Young of Novato.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Assistance League of Sonoma County, 5 West Sixth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; American Association of University Women, Santa Rosa branch, 2382 Baggette Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or a charity of your choice. Written remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.tulocaycemetery.org.
A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2 PM at the Napa Elks Club, 2840 Soscol Ave, Napa, California.