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.