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July 10, 1936 - April 22, 2018

A celebration of the life of Port Orford resident, Raymond “Bill” Foster will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 28, at the gymnasium at Port Orford Christian Center, 936 Washington St., Port Orford.

Bill was born July 10, 1936 in Langlois, the son of Raymond Elmer and Eleanor Lorraine (Strain) Foster. He died April 22, 2018 at his home in Port Orford at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family.

He was raised and educated throughout Coos and Curry counties. Following high school he joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 and served in Korea.

While still serving he married Thelma Neely July 25, 1954.

Following his service, he returned to Port Orford and worked for Battle Rock Garage for many years, eventually owning and operating it until his retirement in 2003.

He was on the original board for the Rural Fire District and served on the Port Orford Fire Department.

He loved fishing, especially bass and salmon.

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He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Thelma; son, Randy and Lynda Foster; daughter, Renee Foster-Wehrend and Bill Wehrend; grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Foster, Joel and Joie Foster, Katie and Alex Evans and Brandon Wehrend; great-grandchildren, Gabe Foster, Jayde Foster, Wyatt Evans and Emme Evans; and a brother, Thomas Foster.

Friends may leave condolences online at westrumfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

The family suggests memorials be made to Coastal Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 6042, Brookings, OR 97415.

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