John  Foster


Aug. 9, 1918 - June 1, 2019
John passed quietly, surrounded by family and caregivers, who provided him with loving assistance over the past few years.
He is survived by the love of his life, Martha, whom he shared 78 years of wedded bliss, and many more as schoolmates in Joplin, MO, where they were both born.
Also survived by son, Bruce Foster; and twin daughters, Ariel Montgomery and Anne Kay. He also had six grandchildren: John Foster, Meredith Johansen, Tiffany Housley, Meaghan Petrunic, Chelsea Lindley and Gavin George. John is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
John epitomized the traits most closely associated with the "Greatest Generation", loyalty and dedication to God, country and family. He graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1940 with a degree in petroleum engineering and worked for Amoco his entire professional career as a geophysicist. His career took him and Martha through many challenging destinations from southwestern desert to the deep south. They lost count of the number of transfers in those early years and the multiple schools the children were introduced to.
In 1970, he began to work internationally. He and Martha lived in London for over a decade and Stavanger, Norway for three years. This provided many wonderful opportunities for global travel, new friends across the continent and a lifetime of adventures and exploration of worlds unknown.
He is remembered for his kindness, generosity, sweet nature, love of card games, creating beautiful gardens and the ability to fix just about anything. A profound sense of loss, but a wealth of memories, left to those who knew and loved him.
A private gathering will be held in Kyle, TX.
Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with John's family on his online memorial site.
Funeral assistance provided by:
Harrell Funeral Home
1715 Kirby Lane
Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 268-8200
Published on June 9, 2019
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