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Robert Ivan Foster

12/30/1935 - 06/13/2019
Service Date: 06/29/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6655 E. Preston St., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 06/29/2019
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6655 E. Preston St., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Robert Ivan Foster our devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away June 13th, 2019 following a 8 year battle with cancer.

Robert was born December 30, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second child of Ivan and Hildred Foster.

He married his eternal sweetheart, LuRae Peirce on December 17, 1956, where they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They enjoyed a wonderful 62 years together and were blessed with 4 handsome sons and 1 beautiful daughter.

Robert received a scholarship in the Navel reserve and graduated from the University of Utah.  He worked as an electrical engineer and eventually was a Vice President of Motorola.  After retirement he entered into the custom home business, building homes with his youngest son Russell for 22 years.

Robert was always health conscious and he enjoyed weight lifting and nutrition.  He had a love for music,  sang in many choirs and especially enjoyed singing with his lovely wife.

He had a quick wit that brought those who know him a lot of laughter.  He served in many LDS Wards and Stake callings including 2 bishoprics and Stake High Counselor.

After a courageous 8 year battle with cancer, with hardly a complaint; Robert passed to the other side.  Anyone who knew or worked with Bob knows of his honesty, integrity, and great generosity.  He will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife LuRae and their children and spouses, Larry (Wendy), David (Carol), Michael (Heather), Debra Leishman(Jason), Russell (Melynde); 23 grandchildren &18 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his three sisters: Marilyn Wright, Kathy Gherke and Nancy Warnick.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a viewing one hour prior to services at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6655 E. Preston Street, Mesa, Arizona, 85215.


  • Sandy Traylor

    Our sincere condolences Mrs Foster.A great man that passed that virtue on to the boys that entered my life and filled it with many great moments.Good kids all.

  • Gary & Sue Jensen

    RIP dear friend. We love you forever!❣️❣️

  • Larry and Sheila Stevens

    Sheila and I express our sincere love and sympathy to you and your family at Bob’s passing. May our Father in Heaven’s blessings and comfort be with you.
    Love from our family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of love and prayers for all of you. Families really are eternal and this separation is only temporary. Thank heavens for the gospel. Lots of love. 😬

  • Bob was an inspiration to me in so many ways. The Foster Family, especially LuRae, are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Deirdra Johnson

    May the Lord bless you as you celebrate a life well lived. May many good memories help you as you miss this wonderful man

  • Donna Vigneri

    Bless you and your family, you led a beautiful and fulfilling life and will never be forgotten! Massive hugs from your extended Motorola family!

  • Barry and Laurie King

    Dearest Aunt LuRae and Foster family
    Although distance and life has limited our times together, our memories of those times are poignant. We have a special place in our hearts for each of you. Mother (Marillyn) has kept us aware of many of your activities and life events. It was really nice to visit with you Aunt LuRae and Larry when we were there in May. I wish now, that we had gone to see Bob; he will be missed. He was always so good to us and is one of the noble and great son’s of God. He accomplished much in his life, especially rearing such an outstanding family and setting a great example for all of us. What a blessing it is to know of God’s plan. It brings great peace when loved ones pass away. I’m sure he has gone to prepare a place for you. Please accept our sincere condolences. We love and miss you all.
    Barry and Laurie King

  • Bonnie and Doug Fielding

    LuRae and Foster Family,
    We love you and are sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband and father. Bob was an example of and influence for good on all who knew him. He will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you.
    Bonnie and Doug Fielding

  • Jeff and Linda Pickles

    We add our sincere sympathies to you, LuRae, and to your wonderful family at this difficult time. We have wonderful memories of the Foster family growing up in our old 43rd Ward. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love, Jeff and Linda Pickles and Family ♥

  • Jean & Gaylon Coates

    Bless this wonderful Family with our love and sympathy. We have always loved and liked being around THEM. Bob will always be our Friend and ALL the family members! We have had many years in the same boat. How wonderful to know them! Love Jean & Gaylon

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