Bill was born in Dallas, Oregon, to Oscar and Camelia Foster.
After graduation from Dallas High School, Bill joined the Navy and served during the Korean War. Bill and Betty Gossen married on March 16, 1951. Bill attended Oregon Technical Institute (OTI) studying cabinet-making. In 1956 they moved to Portland. In 1975, Bill opened Bill Foster Cabinets, building kitchens & home cabinets until he retired in 2000.
Bill is survived by his wife, Betty, of 68 years; children and their spouses; Geary; Jan (Greg Sawatzky); Randy (Tami Ellis); Mike (Karen Bowlby); Annette (Chuck Burlingame); 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Bill loved The Lord, his family, church & friends.
Private family inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.