Betty Ree Brown Foster of Kerrville, Texas passed away at 2:20pm on August 12, 2017. She was 87 years old and surrounded by family and caregivers in her last days in this life. A memorial service at First Presbyterian Church Kerrville will be held at 2 0'clock on the afternoon of September 2, 2017. Betty's nephew, Mark Brown, MDiv, will officiate. Arrangements under care of Kerrville Funeral Home (830-895-5111).
Betty was born in Olney, Texas to Paul and Mattie Ree (Suddarth) Brown on December 7, 1931. She spent part of her childhood with her missionary parents in Colombia where she learned to speak fluent Spanish, a language she continued to practice for the rest of her life. She earned a Bachelor's degree in English the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and married Robert Foster in 1952 The couple moved to San Antonio, Texas where Betty raised her daughters. She also earned a Master's degree in Special Education from Our Lady of the Lake University and taught special education classes for 20 years. Betty and Robert retired in Kerrville, Texas where Betty volunteered as a tutor through the public library, assisted with Meals on Wheels, and was an avid participant in water aerobics and enjoyed her friends there. Betty enjoyed traveling, and notable travels included RV trips to Canada and Alaska. She also loved birdwatching, wildflowers, spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and David Brown; by her husband, Robert Foster; and by her infant daughter, Connie Lynn Foster. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Clay Purswell and Robin Steed; and six grandchildren, Katie Purswell, Emily Wilson, Joshua Steed, Rachel Purswell, Joshua Purswell, and Caleb Purswell.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff and caregivers of Heart Choices Care Management for their dedication and genuine care for Betty over the past years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Vision (www.worldvision.org/donate; P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063).
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111.