Deloris “Dobbie” Foster___________________________
Deloris “Dobbie” Foster, age 92, of Wall, S.D., died Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Clarkson Health Care Center in Rapid City.
Deloris F. Crown was born February 25, 1921, along with her twin sister, Doris, the daughters of Orrin and Maggie (Wetzel) Crown. She grew up in the Wall area, where she attended rural school before attending Wall High School, graduating in 1938. After graduation, she worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company.
Deloris was united in marriage to Delos Foster on September 14, 1940, at Rapid City. They made their home in Wall where they operated a Conoco service station until moving to Tacoma, Wash. Delos entered the U.S. Navy during World War II and Deloris moved back to Wall during that time. After his discharge from the Navy, they returned to Wall. They owned and operated various service stations until 1958, when they began operating the Foster Texaco Station at the south end of Main Street. They continued to operate the station until Delos’ death in 1995, and Dobbie retired.
She spent her retirement years in Wall, until moving to Rapid City in March in 2013 due to health reasons, where she had since resided. Dobbie was a member of the Methodist Church in Wall, and enjoyed bowling in her spare time. She spent many hours traveling with her bowling team to different bowling tournaments in the state. She made world famous peanut brittle, and crocheted doilies for a number of residents in Wall.
Survivors include two sons, Allen Foster and his wife, Anne, of Rapid City, and Jerry Foster and his wife, Sue, of Rapid City; a daughter, Karen Holst and her husband, Gary, of Rapid City; four grandchildren, Juli, Steve, Megan and Luke; three great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Norman Sebade of Tacoma, Wash.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Delos Foster, on October 13, 1995; three brothers, Merle, Wayne and Ivan Crown; and two sisters, Elsie Mortensen and Doris Sebade.
Services were held Tuesday, September 3, at the Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiating.
Interment was at the Wall Cemetery.
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com