Funeral services for Dorothy Lena Cook Foster, age 93, of Forestburg, are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Church of Christ of Forestburg, with C. E. Cole and Ricky Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow in New Harp Cemetery outside of Forestburg under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo. A visitation will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Foster died Friday, February 28, 2014, in Muenster.
One of the fifteen children of Jim and Nora Helms Cook, Dorothy was born January 22, 1921, in Valley View, Texas. After the death of their father at an early age, she and her siblings were raised by their mother in the community of New Harp where she attended the small school. On December 24, 1939, Dorothy married Cecil V. Foster. They became the proud parents of two daughters. Dorothy retired from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) as the Food Service Supervisor. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Forestburg and a member of the Farm Bureau. Dorothy loved to be around people and thought of her family and others first. She loved family reunions and was always the life of the party.
Dorothy is survived by her: daughters, Billie and Jerry Poirot of Forestburg and Kaye and Chuck Scott of Denton; her sisters, Inez Boydstun and Minnie Jones of Throckmorton, TX; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Foster, her parents Jim and Nora Helms Cook, eleven of her sisters, three of her brothers, and one grandchild, Amy Poirot. Pallbearers are: Willie Scott, Chris Scott, Brent Walker, Ethan Rankin, Ross Scott, and Ryan Scott.