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Mrs. Doris  Ann  Gummelt Foster

Obituary for Mrs. Doris Ann Gummelt Foster

February 11, 1929 - October 12, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas | Age 89

...sewed and taught sewing to reach others for Christ...


Doris Ann Foster was born in Lorena, Texas to Walter and Erna Gummelt.

Doris received Jesus Christ into her life at nine years. She graduated from Lorena High School and business college. While a secretary in Waco, she volunteered at a mission with her brother, Walter, leading to God's call to full-time Christian service. In preparation, Doris majored in Elementary Education at Baylor. Walter introduced her to then Baylor student, Bill Foster, also a mission volunteer. After dating and graduating, Walter married the happy couple at Doris' home church, Cottonwood Baptist. Doris and Bill graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with Doris receiving an Associates in Religious Education.

As Doris helped alongside Bill, they pastored ten different Texas churches, culminating with their service as full-time missionaries in Korea, Venezuela and Belize and short-term missions to Brazil and Mexico. After retiring in San Antonio, they attended Crestview Baptist in Windcrest where Doris was an avid member of the Garden Club and Arts and Crafts. Later they moved to the Wedgwood Senior Living Apartments. After Bill's passing, Doris moved to Ft. Worth and resided at Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living and attended Wedgwood Baptist.

Through singing, teaching and preaching, the Fosters passionately sowed the Word of God in every stage of their lives, while Doris, an excellent seamstress, sewed and taught sewing to reach others for Christ. Literally everyone that knew Doris loved her, and she loved her family, including her dear cousins and her cherished friends.

Mrs. Foster is proceeded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Bill Foster of 64 years.

Mrs. Foster is survived by son, Dr. Preston Foster, M.D. and wife, Lisa; daughter, Becky Clanton, and husband, David; sister-in-law, Dr. Betty Lou Schroeder, P.C.; grandchildren, Kara Foster, Paige Foster, Sarah Clanton and husband, Michael, Elizabeth King and husband, Samuel and Joshua Clanton; niece, Carol Redding and husband, Phillip; grandniece, Callie Redding; grandnephews, Cameron Redding, Cody Redding and wife, Sarah; great-grandnephew, Colton and great-grandniece, Claire.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 with a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. and a service at 12:00 noon at Porter Loring Mortuary on McCullough Ave. Following with Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Henry Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please donate memorials to Cottonwood Baptist Church, 886 FM 2643, Lorena, TX 76655.

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    886 FM 2643
    Lorena, TX 76655

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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