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Mary London Foster

August 30, 1947 — September 22, 2022

Mary London Foster

Mary L. Foster, 75, was born August 30, 1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Roy A. London and Vera F. (Bridges) London. She passed away on September 22, 2022 surrounded by her family in Oklahoma City. Mary grew up in Oklahoma City as an only child, but thanks to a large family on the London side, she had several cousins that were like siblings and remained that way until she passed. They had a lot of adventures at family gatherings and summers exploring their grandparent's farm in Apache, OK and skiing at the lake. These times would give her love for these activities that she would later do with her own family.Mary graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1965 where she was a member of the pep club. She attended the University of Oklahoma and pledged Delta Gamma where she became very active in the sorority while in college and later in life. While in school, she married her high school sweetheart, Randall (Randy) W. Foster, on June 15, 1968 in Oklahoma City. They celebrated their 54th year of marriage this year. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1969.After graduating, Mary and Randy went home to Oklahoma City to begin their careers. Mary took a job teaching at Pleasant Hill Elementary and Randy went to work for the family business, Foster's Flowers and Gifts. Mary stopped teaching to stay at home with their first born child, Kimberly (Kim) Ann Foster, on April 23, 1973. They welcomed their second born child, Randall (Rand) William Foster II on November 10, 1976. Mary was a devoted wife and mother who concentrated on raising their children while occasionally working at the family business until 1985 when they opened the second location in the place they called home, Edmond, Oklahoma. She put a lot of effort into the new store and was always trying to stay up with trends of buying merchandise for the store. She continued to work there until the family sold the store in 2012, after 92 years of being in business, to retire.She spent the rest of her time making a home that was welcoming to all, especially her kids' friends or people that did not have family. She loved the holidays and decorating for them, especially Christmas leading up to the annual Christmas Eve party. She was also active as a Mom and loved to see her kids have fun and do the things that they enjoyed. Some of her best times were being a dance mom going to competitions all over with Kim. She introduced her kids to lake life in their teens by the family purchasing Sea-Doos and having endless amounts of fun with anyone that wanted to come.As her kids got older, she continued to help at the stores and care for her mother and aunt withcompassion until they passed. Her dream came true with the birth of her first grandchild, Foster, on November 5, 2003. She would always try to find ways to visit and just could not wait to get ahold of him. She later welcomed Blake on November 19, 2006 by quitting smoking after 43 years. Her last grandchild, London, was born in February 15, 2013 and would be the girl that she had waited on. The grandkids loved going over to DeDe/Meme's house for adventures and trips to the neighborhood pool. She loved taking them to movies or showing up to their events. She loved them and just always hoped that they would remember the times that they had together when she was active with them versus her being down from the disease that took her life.Mary had many things that she loved to be involved with, but she was a prolific Sooner Fan and loved going to games or cheering from home with her husband and friends. She enjoyed working outside and growing roses, hydrangeas, and peonies in her garden with Randy. Mary and Randy loved dogs and had several that were loyal companions to them and even accepted dogs as a substitute for grandkids until her grandchildren were born.Mary donated her time to several things in life, but her time in Junior Hospitality was some of the best. She was extremely active later in life with Delta Gamma and was recognized for her help building the sorority back up. She served on each of her neighborhood's HOAs and played a big part in the park that her kids would play at in Spring Hill Addition. Last, Mary loved to donate her time and efforts to Jesus House and Feed the Children. If you feel so inclined, please think of donating to either of these charities in her honor. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary is survived by her husband, Randy Foster; daughter, Kim Hall and husband Chris Hall of Bryant, Arkansas; son, Rand Foster and wife Jenna Foster of Oklahoma City; grandsons, Foster Hall and Blake Foster; granddaughter, London Hall; and Jessie, a dog who was so special to her. She was a lovely and precious lady. If you have a story you would like to share with the family do not hesitate to send it to Rand or Kim. They would love to read it.
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Friday, September 30, 2022

Smith & Kernke Funeral Home (N. May)

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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