Sep 272013

Marva Lou “Mickey” Foster, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Show Low, while surrounded by her family who loved her deeply. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Love Lake Chapel, located at 299 Love Lake Road in Taylor.
Mickey was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Thatcher to John Moore Sanders and Emmabell Bryce, and lived in Arizona her entire life.
She was a bookkeeper for most of her career, working for a storage company and then for Desert Vending prior to buying a feed store in Taylor with her youngest daughter in the early 1980s. At that time she moved back to Shumway, which she has always considered home.
Her children and grandchildren were the most important things in her life. They brought her much joy and happiness, and they all loved her deeply.
Survivors include her children, Debbie Leiferman (John), Hodge Foster (Christie), Ben Foster (Dawn) and Dianne Holland (Larry); her stepdaughter, Jodie Calderon (Roy); 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one more on the way; and her brother, Donald Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Foster; four brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.Mickey Foster