Obituary of Doris Foster
Thelma Doris Colglazier Foster passed away on November 8, 2017 surrounded by loving
family members. She was 93 years old.
Doris, as she was called, was born and raised in Holyoke Colorado. Her parents were the
late Cecil B. Colglazier and Effie Huff Colglazier. She was raised in a family of eleven
children. Doris was sister to Ernest, Louise, Lucille, Harold, Bernice, Myrtle, Edith, Dale
and Merle all of whom predeceased her. Her parents also raised their granddaughter,
Edith, daughter of Myrtle and Warren Walgren after Myrtle died. Doris is survived by
her many nieces and nephews and their children living in various areas of the United
Doris attended Amitie school and High School at Holyoke. She then went to the
Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Denver Colorado. She graduated from there
on August 3, 1945.
Doris is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Gilbert S. Foster. After graduating
from Nursing School, Doris traveled to Greenville, Mississippi where she married Gilbert
in an army post chapel on August 19, 1945. In October of 1945 she traveled to Water
Mill, New York to await the arrival of her new husband. They lived together for sixty
five years in the old Water Mill farmhouse that her husband was born and raised in.
Doris is survived by her seven children, Beverly Foster Brown, Leonard Foster, Stuart
Foster (Kathy), Brian Foster (Deborah), Melissa Foster Dombrowski (Gene), Cathy
Foster Connor, and Scott Foster. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Demetrius Brown
(Karen), Nichole Foster Williams, Kevin Foster (Patricia), April Foster Bowler, Stuart
Foster (Erin), Ashley Foster Puglia (Thoma), Courtney Foster Cato (Bud), Kelly
Dombrowski Miller (Kyle), Brittany Foster (Kurt). She is predeceased by her
granddaughter Stephanie Foster. Doris is survived by ten great grandchildren, Jordyn,
Julian, Aiden and Marcus Brown, Abigail and Casey Williams and Eloise Foster, Hailey
Foster, and Isabelle Miller.
Doris was blessed with many loyal friends and neighbors through the years and they
along with her family brought her much joy and support..
While living in Water Mill, she was active in school activities, projects to support the
Water Mill Museum and spent election days helping out at the polling places. As part of
a community, she was always available to help neighbors when help was needed as they
were there for her also.
Doris resided in East Quogue for the last few years of her life.