Erna Fae Foster, 83, Sheridan, passed away Nov. 17, 2020.
She was born Sept. 26, 1937 in Folsom, New Mexico to Woodrow and Erna Thelma (Bell) Gripe and was the oldest of seven children.
She was a graduate of Nucla High School at Nucla, Colo. and she attended Gilroy Bible School in Gilroy, Calif.
On Dec. 29, 1965 she married Bobby Lee Foster. Mr. Foster survives
She was involved in missionary work during most of her life. Mrs. Foster was a member of Issachar Church at Sheridan. She was also a homemaker, a role she greatly enjoyed.
Survivors include a daughter: Gina Kennedy of Westfield; three sons, Craig Foster of Sheridan, Doug Foster of Jacksonville, Fla. and David Foster of Canton, Mich.; a brother, Meno Gripe of Naturita, Colo.; five sisters, Bernice Williams of Grand Junction, Colo., Audrey Palmer of Grand Junction, Colo., Brenda Humble of Fruita. Colo., Mary Schwartz of Grand Junction, Colo. and Arlene Rice of Miami, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
Her parents preceded her in death.
A private gathering with family and friends will be held locally with funeral services and burial to be held at a later date in Colorado. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel. Online condolences may be made at