Carl Curtis Foster
NOV. 13, 2001 — Services for
Carl Curtis Foster will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at
Hermosa Drive Church of Christ. John Schneider and Michael
Joiner will officiate. Viewing is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today
at Terpening & Son Mortuary. Burial will be at Twin Oaks
Foster, 81, passed away Nov. 10 at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Albuquerque.
He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Hagerman. He was a lifetime
resident of the Pecos Valley area.
He married Gladys Angell on Feb. 9, 1946.
He was a survivor of the World War II Bataan Prisoners of War.
He was one of the original organizers of Little League and Babe
Ruth baseball in Artesia in 1950. He helped organize and was the
first president of the Optimist Club. He was the manager of
Artesia's New Mexico State Employment office for 19 years and
farmed southeast of Artesia. In 1969, he bought Mobil Oil
Distributing and operated and managed it for 21 years. In 1986,
Carl purchased Foster Ranch. He was a member of Church of
Survivors include: wife Gladys of the home; brother Kenneth
Foster and wife Shirley, three sons, Eugene and wife Jean of
Carlsbad, Curtis and wife Sharon of Grapevine, Texas and John
and wife Della of Artesia; 12 grandchildren, Doug Santo, Brian
Santo, Rebecca Santo, Regina Santo, Jeremy Foster, Misty Foster,
Micah Foster, Brooke Foster, Bron Foster, Clay Foster, Cherry
Henry and Chip Foster; great-grandchildren Anthony Santo,
Timothy Santo, Chelsea Santo, Kaz Foster, Colton Foster, Kasen
Foster, Britton Henry, Brady Henry and Summer Guerin.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Boyce Foster, his
father, James Foster, one brother, James Jr. Foster and one
sister, Lois Smith.
Pallbearers are his grandsons: Doug Santo, Brian Santo, Clay
Foster, Chip Foster, Jeremy Foster and Micah Foster.
Honorary pallbearers are the Bataan survivors of Carlsbad and
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