CASPER, Wyo. — Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Foster, 89, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church by Fr. Philip Vaske. Viewing will be from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Bustard's Funeral Home. Vigil for the deceased will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday, at Bustard's Funeral Home. Rite of committal will be conducted at Holy Cross Cemetery in Billings, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, with Fr. David of St. Bernard's Parish conducting.
Barbara died Nov. 18, 2010, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Casper. Arrangements are under the direction of Bustard's Funeral Directors and Crematory in Casper.
Barbara was born Dec. 30, 1920, in St. Libory, Neb., and was the daughter of Raymond and Anna (Mueller) Hager. Barbara grew up and around St. Libory. She was working for the Army Secretarial Service in Edmonton, Alberta, when she met her husband, Thomas E. Foster, who was in the Army Air Corp. Barbara and Tom were married on Aug. 29, 1943, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To this union, nine children were born. Barbara became a full-time mother and, once her husband was out of the service, he went into the oil and gas industry and the family lived in several places until settling in Billings. Her husband passed away in 1989 and Barbara remained in Billings until 1997, when she moved to Casper.
Barbara loved doing yard work and planting flowers. Her yard and home in Billings were her pride, joy and solace. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking and reading. In later years, she volunteered at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings; the libraries of the Catholic school in Midland, Texas; and later at St. Anthony's Catholic School in Casper.
Barbara is survived by two daughters, Ann (Bruce) Seely of Craig, Colo., Elizabeth (Gerry) Wolfe of Lloydminster, Sask., Canada; six sons, Thomas B. (Julia) of Aurora, Colo., William (Bonnie) Casper, Anthony (Margaret) of Baton Rouge, La., Gregory of San Antonio, Texas, Kenneth (Tammy) of Bowie, Texas, and Matthew (Sherry) of Reserve, La.; one son-in-law, Chuck Winn of Craig; 27 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Janet of Craig; her parents and her four sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the St. Anthony Tri-Parish School Library in Barbara's name.
Condolences for the family may be left at bustardsfuneralhome.com.