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Leona Foster

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Services for Leona Ellenora Foster of Hailey, Idaho, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Dutch Flat.

Mrs. Foster died Tuesday, May 11, at Wendell, Idaho. She was 91.

She was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Stockton, to Clarence Gonyou and Bessie Thorp. She graduated from high school, and married Edwin Harold Foster on July 9, 1933, in Reno, Nev. She was a previous resident of Grass Valley. She was a member of the Aurora Placer No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star in Grass Valley, past worthy matron of Placer No. 49, Order of the Eastern Star in Dutch Flat, and a member of the Golden Rule No. 68, Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed gardening, travel, and outdoor adventures.

She is survived by her daughter, Luanne Mandeville of Hailey; granddaughter, Sonja Mandeville of Ketchum, Idaho; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Todd and Ellen Mandeville of Hailey; great-granddaughter, Jessica Mandeville of Hailey; cousin, Harold Cooney of Stockton; nieces Connie McKee, Marlene Fowler, Lorene Lyle, all of Grass Valley, and Shirley Haller of Modesto; nephews Dick Lane and Dick Bryant both of Grass Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Edwin Harold Foster, in 2001.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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