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On August 10, 2022, Davis Cecil Foster was 85 years old when complications from congestive heart failure and kidney failure peacefully took him from this life to the next. He was born July 10, 1937, in Preston, Idaho, the son of George Cecil and Aimee Davis Foster, the youngest of 4 children. He married Kathleen Layne on Sept. 21 1961, in Logan, Utah. They lived in Whitney, Idaho and ran a dairy farm while raising 3 children together. They were later divorced. He met Joyce Rindlisbaker and they were married November 19, 1990 in Maui, Hawaii. They were later sealed on their 25th wedding anniversary in the Logan LDS Temple on November 19, 2015, bringing two families together.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Rindlisbaker Foster of Logan, Utah; by a daughter, Cindy (Bruce) Diamond of Providence, Utah; by two sons, Todd (Lisa) Foster of Lehi, Utah: and Shane (Carrie) Foster of Grover, Wyoming; by his bonus children through his marriage to Joyce, Jackie (Joyce) Rindlisbaker of Riverdale, Idaho; Debra (Jeff) Campbell of Weston, Idaho; and Kay Rindlisbaker of Shelly, Idaho; by a sister, LaDean Jones and by a brother, Conan Foster, both of Preston, Idaho; and by 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Della Moser; by his bonus daughter, Kim Clements; and by a granddaughter, Reesie Ann Foster.
After graduating from Preston High School in 1955, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Edmonton/Alberta, West Canadian Mission from 1957 to 1959. He was then drafted into the Army. After attending military training camp, he served for 6 years in the National Guard.
Davis loved making friends and talking to everyone. Farming, Pepsi, snowmobiling, and riding his Honda motorcycle while singing were some of his favorites. He also loved to tease and joke around with others, dancing, riding ATV’s and Jeeps with the St. George Jeep Club. He was a bus driver for 38 years and loved his interactions with all the kids, especially driving the athletic teams to competitions.
A Tribute From His Wife:
On August 10, 2022 I lost my sweetheart Davis. He has suffered for the last 8 years with kidney failure and Neuropathy, while on dialyses treatments for the last 21/2 years and a ruptured disk in his back. Despite the hardships of his many trials and tribulations, he tried to stay alive for me, so we could have more time together. But now the time has come for him to move on to a more peaceful and perfect place. My pain and sorrow is more than I can bear, but my love for him and our family is giving me strength. We are a blended family of 7 children, his 3 and my 4.
Davis was a terrific and meticulous farmer. Farming was his 1st love and it was born and bred into his blood. He farmed with his father Cecil and brother Conan. They all lived on Foster Lane in Whitney, Idaho, surrounded by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He loved driving the school bus for the basketball and volleyball teams. When he was younger, he coached the local Whitney church ball team to a championship in Salt Lake City.
I loved hearing him sing and whistle while on his machinery and ATV. He had the most beautiful clear toned whistle. When he was younger, he played the trumpet in the high school band and performed with a quartet. At one point, he had started taking guitar lessons, but grew too busy with duties on the farm and raising a young family. I don’t know how many people knew his hidden talent of yodeling.
Davis was called to serve in the military while he was still on his mission in Canada, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Since he had not been released from his mission, his father went to the draft board and explained the situation. As soon as he returned from his mission, he went straightway to be inducted into the military. I believe there was a small miracle that happened while he was in basic training. He and Layne Erickson’s names were called to step forward and they both thought for sure, they were being deployed to Vietnam. Instead, they were the only two to be sent home to Preston, ID, while the rest were sent to Vietnam. I always told Davis he was so blessed by that outcome and we believed it was due to him faithfully serving a mission.
As a teenager he drove a pink and white Ford Convertible, with a chrome continental kit. It was a really cool car! Before we even met, I remember seeing it cruising down main-street in Preston, ID and saying to my girlfriends, “Oh, I love that car and the driver isn’t too bad either!”.
Davis and I had a special relationship, filled with fun and lots of humor. We teased and joked all of the time.
A mutual friend set us up on a date. From then on it was a marriage made from heaven and was meant to be. We dated for 11 months before getting married on November 19, 1990.
Heavenly Father knew what I wanted in a companion and sent me Davis. We were happily married for 33 years.
Davis and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by getting sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple on November 19, 2015.
We spent about 10 years dancing wherever we could find a place. We had so much fun with our friends! I sold my home in Riverdale, ID and we purchased a small place in Washington, Utah. We were snowbirds for 22 years and met many friends and created more fun memories. We loved to travel and go on cruises. We visited Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Columbia, Aruba, Caribbean, Jamaica, Cancun Mexico and many other exciting and fun places with great friends.
I am so grateful for the love that is surrounding our families at this time. We love you all.
We would like to thank all of the many friends, relatives, doctors and nurses who showed so much love, care and compassion over the last few years. It meant a lot. Davis is loved, and will be greatly missed!
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held Tuesday, August 16th from 6-8p.m. and Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. both at Webb Funeral Home. Military rites and interment will be in the Whitney, Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com.