We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8
It is with deep sorrow that Kristel and Scott Foster announce their mother Marlene’s passing. She entered her eternal rest peacefully and without regrets on August 31, 2023, with her family by her side.
Marlene Engle Foster was born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1941 to Ralph and Mae Engle. She graduated from Mohawk High School in Bessemer, Pennsylvania in 1959 and from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1963. As a young woman, Marlene traveled the world and taught for the Department of Defense Schools in Stuttgart, Germany. It was on this adventure where she met her husband, James Michael Foster.
Her family settled in Aurora, Colorado when her children were young, and Marlene called Aurora home every year after that. She was an amazing teacher, volunteer, chef, sports fanatic, puzzle solver, mother, and grandmother. Marlene was preceded in death by her father Ralph and her mother Mae. She is survived by her brother Bill Engle, daughter Kristel Ann, son Scott David, daughter in law Marcia Anne, and her grandchildren Kelsey Nicole, Grace Elizabeth and Tyler James Raymond.
Services will be at Fort Logan Cemetery on September 22, 2023. Expressions of remembrance and sympathy can be offered in the form of a contribution to the Autism Society of Colorado (www.autismcolorado.org) She was a loving, strong defender and supporter of children who struggle and children who shine. She was and is very loved, and will be greatly missed. We love you Mom.