Logan Herald Journal, 06/23/13
HYRUM, UTAH — Beloved mother, grandmother, and “Gi-Gi,” Meriden Foster, 73, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at her home in Hyrum, Utah. She was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Whitney, Idaho, the daughter of Lincoln Woodward Foster and Mae Velate McQueen Foster.
Born prematurely, just a few minutes before her twin brother, George, she survived the old-fashioned way, at home with Aunt Edna and Aunt Fan watching over her night and day, and the coal stove adding warmth to the north kitchen nursery.
Meriden was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was employed as the benefits administrator for E.A. Miller, Inc. and she spent many years devoting her personnel skills combined with a strong background in medical insurance billing for Wayne D. Bosworth, M.D., Allen K. Olsen, M.D., Wilbur S. Thain, M.D., Brent Peterson, D.C., and J. Paul Burgess, M.D.
Known for her well-manicured yard, she created a home that was beautiful both inside and out. It was no surprise to her children when her requested gifts were a saw, hammer, drill and clippers. She loved sewing, reading, painting, crossword puzzles and the Utah Jazz. She was a member of the Hyrum Saddle Club for many years. Our “Gi-Gi” grandma was loyal and devoted to her grandchildren. She supported them through band, dance, Jiu-Jitsu, sports, hobbies and church events. She saved newspaper clippings of success and it was commonplace to have her down on the floor with the littlest ones to play.
She is survived by her three children: Bradley F. Sorensen (Judy) of Providence; Kimberly Sorensen Dutson (Tyler) of Hyrum; Eric F. Sorensen (Fatimah) of Mebane, N.C.; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, siblings La Conna Keller,(O’Keith, deceased), Lila Hill (Marvin), George Foster (Joyce).
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the LDS meetinghouse, 125 N. 400 West Hyrum, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the LDS meetinghouse, 1600 E. 1400 South, Whitney, Idaho, followed by a graveside service held in the Whitney cemetery on 1400 E. (off 1400 South). Services are under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home.