December 3, 1937 - December 23, 2017
LaDawn Anderson Foster, 80, passed away peacefully in her home in Logan, Utah on December 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. LaDawn was born on December 3, 1937 to Elgo and Christena Anderson in College Ward, Utah where she grew up on the family farm. She graduated from South Cache High School and afterward attended Utah State University, where she met her husband and love of her life, Melvin D. Foster. They were sealed for time and all eternity on March 20, 1958 in the Logan LDS temple. They made their home in Logan, where they were blessed with three children: Gary, Jana Lee, and Kurt. LaDawn had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and was an active member of the LDS church her entire life. She served faithfully in every calling she was asked to serve in. One of her favorite callings was her and Mel’s call to be senior missionaries in Nauvoo, Illinois. She loved working in the historic homes and sharing her testimony of the restored gospel and her love for the pioneers. LaDawn and Mel had a ranch in Treasureton, ID that they both loved and each summer they hosted “Cousin’s Camp” for the grandkids there. They invited all the grandkids to come up for a few days to do crafts, paint rocks, have water fights, and spend time together—no parents allowed. She also hosted numerous Easter egg hunts, tea parties, Super Saturdays for her granddaughters and mission preparation classes for her grandsons, along with many picnics and outings at the farm and ranch. LaDawn’s greatest joy was her family, which included her own family, extended family, friends, and anyone she knew and loved. LaDawn had an eye for seeing beauty in everything—whether it was something in nature, a situation, or a person. She had a gift for seeing the good in everyone and made each person she met feel special and valued. She left each person she interacted with better than she found them. She lived a life of service and opened her heart and home to anyone in need. She was a true friend and example of Christlike love to all who knew her. She loved children’s books and enjoyed working in the children’s book department at the Book Table for 20 years. She was gentle and patient through many health problems and endured cheerfully with a smile on her face and an optimistic outlook on life. She is survived by her husband Melvin, children Gary (Wendy) Foster, Jana Lee (Clayt) Gardner, Kurt (Janet) Foster, 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, her sister Carolee (Dennis) Swenson, and her brother Lex (Penni) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elgo and Christena Anderson and her brother Val Anderson. LaDawn’s family expresses sincere thanks for the love, kindness, and support of so many neighbors, friends, and family that took such good care of her—especially to her granddaughter, Kris Coleman, for her unending support and care. We are also grateful for Bonnie Hart and Elaine Egbert for their dedicated care as her nurses and Dr. Matthew Welter. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 30, at 11:00 am in the Logan 9th Ward LDS Chapel located at 125 East 500 North, Logan, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, December 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Nelson Funeral Home 162 East 400 North, Logan, UT and Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 at the 9th ward chapel. LaDawn will be buried in the Whitney, ID cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.
LaDawn Anderson Foster, 80, passed away peacefully in her home in Logan, Utah on December 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. LaDawn was born on December 3, 1937 to Elgo and Christena Anderson in College Ward, Utah where... View Obituary & Service Information
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