Richard Foerster was born Feb. 13, 1947 in Globe, Ariz. to Paul and Aleathea (Wells) Foerster. He left us to join other family on May 2, 2020.
At the age of five, Richard lost an eye due to an accident, but he never seemed to notice that he was a little different. In fact, he never lost his cheery disposition. He kept that disposition all his life.
He received a scholarship to ASU to study for architecture. After getting married and starting a family he put his higher education on hold.
He worked at various job starting as a carrier for the Phoenix Gazette. He worked at Winkers Garage in Globe. He worked a few summers for the Forest Service fighting fires and delivering bread for Holsum. His last job was with Interstate Brands delivering Dolly Madison Cakes. While with Interstate Brands, he had a perfect driving record, which his manager considered a great achievement since he only had one eye.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Aleathea Foerster, infant son Adam, sister Pauline Huggins, brothers David Foerster and Robert Foerster brothers in law Ted Huggins and Pete Peterson.
Richard is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pamela. He is survived by his children - daughters Eva, Elizabeth and Pearl, sons Danny Foerster, Paul Foerster and Victor Foerster – stepchildren Lane, Corey, Jillian and Christina. He is also survived by his brother Karl Foerster, three sisters Lonnie Peterson of Phoenix, Ariz., Judy Morain of Globe, Ariz., and Janie Bosse of Cottonwood Ariz.
Private graveside services were held on Thursday, May 7 in Mesa, Ariz.