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Belen "Belle" Foster

Obituary for Belen "Belle" Foster

April 19, 1931 - January 22, 2020
Spring Branch, Texas | Age 88


Belen "Belle" Foster was born in Elsa, Texas on April 19, 1931. She claimed her angel wings and glorious crown on January 22, 2020 at 7:14 AM.

She attended Edcouch-Elsa High School and was the first Latin American Football Queen. During her high school years, she was actively involved in extracurricular activities such as y-teens, FHA, played baseball, volleyball, and was both a cheerleader and twirler. As a former Miss Washington State, she dazzled those around her from a young age. She met the love of her life Kenneth R. Foster in San Antonio and married him in 1958. As a military wife, she traveled all over the world and lived in both Italy and Germany. In the early stages of starting a family she took up oil painting and received her degree in Art from The University of Munich in 1971. She is known for her religious artworks and has several paintings that are owned by former presidents such as Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, George H. Bush and George W. Bush. Paintings are still displayed in the LBJ Presidential Museum. One of her most famous pieces "His Kingdom at Hand" was unveiled at the Pentagon in 1974 and was on display at the Staten Island Military Museum in New York City. Belle's love for the lord was demonstrated daily as she prayed over loved ones and strangers alike. She lived her life fully with a golden heart and was the definition of FABULOUS.

Belle is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Foster; father, Doroteo Olivares; mother, Cruz Rodriquez Olivares; sister, Beatrice Kinard and son-in-law Col Steven P. Wallender, USAF (Ret). Belle is survived by daughter, Valerie Wallender of Spring Branch, TX and her daughter, Madison Wallender; daughter Brenda Foley and husband Col Terrence Foley, USAF (Ret) of Spring Branch and their children, Jordan Horn, Joshua Horn, MacKenzie Foley, Tiffany Foley and Bianca Foley; son David Foster and his wife Grace Foster of Converse, Texas and their children, Michael Gonzales and Orlando Gonzales. Belle is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren who she adored.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

6:00 p.m.

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