Nancy Ann Foster
Nancy Ann Foster, 83, of Lake Placid, has lost her very long battle with Alzheimer’s. She passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter Cheryl and her granddaughter Jennifer on Dec. 24, 2017, at St. Albans Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Albans, Vermont.
Nancy was born in Jay on Oct. 30, 1934, to Roland and Helen Wood. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Placid and was a graduate of the Lake Placid High School. Nancy was married to Kenneth Foster on March 24, 1955, until her recent passing. She was a preschool teacher at St. Eustace Episcopal Church for many years, co-manager at the Adirondak Loj at Hart Lake for the Adirondack Mountain Club and managed the Scott’s Cobble Ski Area and Craig Wood Country Club dining facility for several seasons. Nancy was also a longtime member of the choir at St. Eustace Church until the onset of her illness.
A loving mother and devoted wife, Nancy took great joy in her family, gardening and her many arts-and-crafts projects. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and took immense pride in hosting many holiday parties and family get-togethers. Nancy had a passion for figure skating in her childhood and later, in her early 30s, became an amateur ice dancer. She was also fond of dancing and long hikes in the Adirondacks. She was never too shy to try a new sport, be it cross-country skiing, kayaking or rollerblading. Nancy brought the gift of her warm smile and helping hands to all that she met, and she lived her life fully with great kindness, grace and generosity.
Nancy is survived by her husband Kenneth Foster; three children: Mark Foster and his wife Martha of Princeton, Maine, Cheryl Foster and her husband Mike of Bakersfield, Vermont, and Jay Foster and wife Mary of Onchiota; two brothers: Michael Wood of Wilmington and Eugene Wood of Lake Placid; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy is predeceased by her parents Helen and Roland Wood and her great-granddaughter Madison Grace Stocks.
A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at St. Eustace Episcopal Church on Main Street, Lake Placid.
A very special thanks to the staff at the St. Albans Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Albans, Vermont, and the Franklin County (Vt.) Home Health Agency hospice for their kindness, generosity and loving care over the seven years that Nancy spent at their facility.
In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, our family would appreciate donations in Nancy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Nancy, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.