William “Bill” Foust

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Bill Foust went to be with the Lord on Dec. 4, 2017.

The family invites you to celebrate his life on June 23, 2018, in the Bridger Camping Park at 1 p.m. after a private scattering of ashes in his beloved Pryor Mountains.

Just look at that smile. The Foust family and friends had the pleasure of seeing that wonderful smile everyday.

Bill brought the gift of love, humor and integrity to all and was held in high regard by those whose lives he interacted with.

Bill was born in Fromberg on March 31, 1940. Being raised on a farm, Bill was very proud of the straight rows he could plow in the field; but his true love of work on the farm was irrigating.

After graduating from Bridger High School, Bill served a tour in the U.S. Army in Germany. Bill was responsible for helping keep the peace having served just before Vietnam. He was known by many as the “Cold Warrier.”

Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Montana and was hired by AT&T where he used his training in Microwave Technology working his way up to a management position. This was when telephones still had cords. Bill thought the cell phone was the end of mankind and would only carry a flip phone. Bill retired from AT&T after 28 years of trying to stop the move to cell phones, as it was a losing battle.

What Bill brought to those who loved him was a gentle sweet personality and a sense of composure and true patience. He was a quiet, warm and humble man with a remarkable sense of humor.

Bill left this earth with a full head of hair, all of his teeth and he could hear a pin drop.

He is loved by many and will be missed. We’re pretty sure he went right to heaven and will be waiting for us.

Bill is survived by his wife Connie Foust, brother’s Anton “Tony” Foust and wife, Dru, Art Foust and wife, Nancy, sister Connie VanDe-Hey and husband, Dennis, daughter Teri Heifner and son Douglas Foust. Stepchildren Josh Clark, Jeanine Rosier and Jill Baldry. Numerous nephews and nieces and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Trudy McCollum and stepson Jay Clark.

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    Ross Orchards, located at 111 North Street in Fromberg, is proud to announce the opening of a farm stand this Fall. The orchard will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m. starting Sept. 21 and closing Oct. 13. The orchard is working in conjunction with the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill and Red Lodge Ales to offer fun, family-friendly events.   Every weekend apples, fresh apple cider pressed with apples from the orchard, apple pastries, local honey, food, hard cider, and beer will be available.  There will also be pumpkins and a variety of local produce for sale. Additionally, each weekend will have a different event. Sept. 21 - 22 – Cider and Salutations yoga 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – A farm to table dinner at 5 p.m. catered by the Last Chance Pub’s chef Kevin McNourlin. The dinner will feature local foods paired with cider. Contact info@lastchancecider.com to reserve seats (limit 40) Oct. 5 - 6 - Kidz Dayz. Bounce house, pumpkin carving, face painting and tractor rides through the orchard. Oct. 12- Orchard run 5k. A family-friendly run/walk through Ross Orchards. Visit redlodgeales.com/orchard-days to sign up. Sam Hoffmann, President of Red Lodge Ales, remarked, “it has been fun to get to know John, Laura, Hilary, and Elizabeth Ross over the last ten plus years. Together we have pruned, picked apples, and made cider on a home brew level and now commercially. We are proud to share our work with the public.” John Ross, owner of Ross Orchards, adds, “The orchard has always been a source of pride and happiness for me.  Our family has enjoyed working with Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann and their employees. We look forward to the success of Orchard days.” Contact for more info: John Ross 406-671-9614, johnwalkerross@gmail.com; Sam Hoffmann 406-425-4607, sam@redlodgeales.net; Lindsey Hoffmann 406-425-3734, lindseyhoffmann406@yahoo.com  
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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