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Foster, Jean A.

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October 28, 1928 - March 11, 2019

Foster, Jean A.

Jean Ann Furlong Foster

Born: 10/28/1928

Died: 03/11/2019

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 pm at Aria Funeral Home on Preston Road at George Bush Highway.

Jean Ann Foster went to be with her Lord and Savior at age 90 on Monday, March 11, 2019, dying peacefully in her sleep. She will be remembered as a kind, loving person with a wry sense of humor, beautiful smile and twinkle in her eye. Jean was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois as the only child of Clair and Angela Furlong.  As a child and young woman she often visited her grandmother’s farm where she enjoyed riding horses. After high school Jean attended Beloit College where she excelled in theatre and arts as an actress and dancer graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree. At Beloit she joined the Tri Delta Sorority in which she was active and supportive of most of her life.

It was at Beloit where she met Robert Foster and they were married in Chicago shortly after graduation from college. Their lives together and his work for Sears took them to Dallas, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, and to Glen Ellyn Illinois before returning to Richardson Texas in 1972.  Along the way Jean stayed active in charitable work and with the Tri Delts.  With her background in the theatre Jean enjoyed attending the Dallas Summer Musicals with friends for many years.

But most of all she was a devoted and loving mother to the three children she raised. In her later years Jean lived at Wyndham Court Assisted Living in Plano, Texas where she was lovingly cared for by many. Jean was an avid reader who shared her love of reading by setting up a book exchange library at Wyndham Court. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the love, kindness and friendship shown to her while she was there.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Clair Willits Furlong and Elizabeth Angela Tamblym Furlong. She is survived by step-mother Janet Furlong, daughter Susan Jean Morgan, son James Russell Foster and his wife Charlotte Foster, son Jeffrey Robert Foster, grandchildren Josh Morgan, Hannah Morgan, Peter Morgan, John Foster and wife Lindsey, James Foster and wife Alyssa Foster, and great grandchildren Hayden Foster, Parker Foster and Emmett Moore.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, the designated charity of Tri Delta.


Arrangements under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700


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March 30, 2019 11:24AM

Let me offer my condolences to the family. Jean was a part of my weekend life & enjoyment, I known her over 16 yrs., we had many great conversations especially about Chicago & politics and we watched movies together: played the same video's over & over again. I'll miss Jeff calling the front desk. Jeff would asked to speak to mom but she was in middle of a movie an didn't want to be disturb. Jeff you can still call me a let me know how you are doing. Jean had a wonderful last birthday party in main dining room, it was wonderful. I will miss seeing her & in her Room #113 will always be Jean's. Love and prayers, Ashley

Jimmy J

March 24, 2019 8:00PM

Dear neighbor, Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Philippians 4:6,7 says "Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." This is a source of great comfort for me during times of difficulty and grief. Revelation 21:3,4 is very comforting also. But mainly just letting you know even strangers care that you are dealing with sorrow. Thank you. Sincerely, Jimmy J.

LaDonna Johnson

March 20, 2019 1:47PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Ruthie Scott

March 20, 2019 4:05AM

Dear Jim, Charlotte and Family,
My sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. With Love, Ruthie

Thomas & Barbara Moore

March 18, 2019 7:24PM

So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Love and prayers to your family.