Marguerite “Marge” Jensen Foster, age 87, of Miles City formerly of Williston, ND passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Friendship Villa Care Center in Miles City.
Marge was born in Williston, ND on February 25, 1926; the daughter of Evald & Elenora (Sandaker) Thomson. She grew up and attended school in Williston. In January of 1942, she married Alfred Jensen in Williston, ND. To this marriage they had seven children: Betty, Bill, Karen, Barbara, Patricia, Lori, and Mary Jo. Alfred passed away in April of 1959. Marge continued to stay in Williston and worked at JCPenneys for several years. In September of 1966 she married Robert “Bob” Foster. Bob was in the cattle buying business which allowed them to do a lot of traveling together. They did numerous camping and fishing trips to both Canada and Alaska. Bob passed away in November of 2007 and shortly thereafter, Marge moved to Miles City where she made it her home until the time of her passing with family by her side.
Marge was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City, MT. Some of Marge’s enjoyments included: camping, fishing, antique dealing, decorating, reading books and spending time with her family.
Marge is survived by her five daughters: Betty (David) Bean of Miles City, MT; Karen Putnam of Medora, ND; Barbara (Gary) Rasmusson of Donnybrook, ND; Patricia (Patrick) Collins of Shoshoni, WY and Mary Jo Oster of Williston, ND. Marge is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Evald & Elenora Thomson; her husbands Alfred Jensen and Robert Foster; two children: Bill Jensen and Lori Scholl; her grandchildren: Vicky Bean, Michael Bean, Richard Bean, Bradly Rasmusson and Erin Jensen; and two great grandchildren William Jensen and Darren Collins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (MST) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City, MT. Interment will follow on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (CST) at the Hillside Cemetery in Williston, ND. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the services. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.