LaRae Foster

March 19, 1939 ~ March 11, 2020

Etta LaRae Foster was born to Ray and Hazel Crouch Foster on March 19,1939.  She passed away March 11, 2020 at the Wellington Health and Rehab.

LaRae was a Caldwell High School graduate with the class of 1957.  After graduating from CHS she attended American Business College in Wichita Kansas. 
After graduating from business college, she worked for a CPA in Wellington from December 1957 until she was hired as the CHS secretary in August 1958. She retired from USD 360 in 2006 after dedicating her secretarial talents for 48 years.

LaRae was a dedicated member of the Caldwell community.   She was an active member of the Central Christian Church.  She was the church secretary.  She started playing the church organ while in high school and continued to play every Sunday until her recent illness.  She also worked at the Caldwell Library when needed.  She was currently serving as president of the Sumner County Hospital District #1 Volunteer Auxiliary. She was the transportation coordinator for the Caldwell Care Network.

LaRae was honored this past October at Homecoming with the Audrey Hock award.  It was given to her for her unselfish and tireless work for the CHS alumni association.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by cousins and friends.

Memorials may be given in memory of LaRae to the Caldwell Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to the Central Christian Church and may be left in care of the mortuary.

Funeral services wil be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Central Christian Church, Caldwell, Kansas.

Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.  

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La Rae was a rock of Gibraltar at Caldwell in schools and community. She is remembered by everyone who went to Caldwell high school. Peace be with her.

Wow - I've know LaRae as long as Ive been alive.   I grew up right next door to her parents where she lived and then stayed there after they passed.   She was a kind hearted person who  would help out all the time.  I cant ever thank her enough for watching out over my parents as they aged before they moved out.   Another loss...   Kevin

LaRae was a wondeful person. She was willing to do anything for you if she could. Have know her for about 15 years before I moved away. We were in Hospital Auxiliary and attened Central Christian Church. She will be miss tremendously by the whole community. My thought and prayers are with the town of Caldwell as they grieve the loss of LaRae.