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ROCKPORT – Mary Alice Foster, 69, passed away Feb. 4, 2008, at Pen Bay Hospital, from complications due to endometrial cancer. Mary Alice Foster was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Greenville, Texas, to Roy L. Warren and Mary Addie Hewlett Warren. She graduated from Green-ville (Texas) High School and attended North Texas State University. She married Joe B. Foster in 1958, and during tours of duty with Tenneco Oil Co., in Oklahoma City, Lafayette, La., and Houston, she raised three children, who were a source of great pride to her, William Warren Foster of Austin, Texas, Kenneth Knox Foster of Camden and Jennifer Kate Foster of Nashville, Tenn. Mary Alice had been a resident of Maine since 1988, and owned or participated in several antique and resale businesses. However, there are very few things in life that gave Mary Alice the same pleasure as working in her garden. She never considered it complete. On any given day, she could be found weed-ing, planting or visiting with a friend or stranger who happened upon her “little piece of heaven.” If you have never been by or seen her garden, her family invites you to drive by this summer. It is a tribute to her impeccable eye for design, detail and color. Mary Alice was a caring mother, grandmother, a talented artist, decorator, bridge player and traveler. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Camden. She loved her beautifully decorated home in Rockport, along with hosting her many friends at her place on Lake Megunticook. Her Texas accent notwithstanding, she was truly loved and welcomed in Maine. It is hard to believe that it was only 19 years ago that Mary Alice moved to Maine from Houston. Her friends will never forget all the memories she leaves behind. So many hours spent together watching movies, Dancing with the Stars, Oprah, playing bridge or gin rummy. All the nights spent dining at one of her favorite restaurants or cooking in to make Mexican food, Texas brisket, or artichoke/ parmesan dip. She could be found on any given day shopping at one of her favorite local stores or a consignment shop in rural Maine. She made so many friends by being a good friend first. Her family would like to thank the amazing staff and nurses at Pen Bay for the professionalism and compassion they have shown toward Mary Alice throughout the past four years during her courageous fight with cancer. No words can express the grat-itude for all the care given by her older sister, Nancy Kate. She was predeceased by her parents, Roy L. Warren and Mary Addie Hewlett Warren; and her two brothers, Roy L. Warren Jr. and Kenneth Warren. In addition to her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Benjamin Jacob Foster and William Lawrence Foster of Austin, Texas, and Alexander Warren Foster of Camden; a daughter-in-law, Mirta Foster of Austin, Texas; her sister, Nancy Kate Hamilton of Greenville, Texas; her sister-in- law, Rosabel Warren; several nieces and nephews; and her former husband and father of her children, Joe B. Foster of Houston. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at First Congregational Church, Camden. After cremation, her remains will be interred near her parents in Greenville, Tex-as. In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so, may make contributions to Shields Ministries, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden ME 04856.

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