William “Bill” Foust

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 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, November 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.

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