Arlene Joan Foster

Tuesday 24th of September 1935 - Monday 5th of July 2021

Arlene Joan Foster



Jul 8, 2021 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)


391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Graveside Service with Military Honors

Jul 9, 2021 (11:00 am )

Blue Grass Memorial Gardens

4915 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY

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Arlene Joan Foster, 85, of Lexington, and widow of Frederick Randolph Foster, passed away July 5, 2021.  She was born to the late Frank Eugene and Rose Viola (nee Wood) Bessette September 24, 1935 in Whitehall, New York.  She was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Her primary career was as a loving homemaker for her family.  She was an avid New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs fan and she also enjoyed fishing and camping .

Arlene is survived by her three children, Cheryl Lynn (Bruce) Richardson, Frederick R. (Helen) Foster II, and Daryl Bruce (Windi) Foster; nine grandchildren, Kathleen Rose (Eddie) Raspotnik, Rena Marie (Derek) Buckley, Frederick R. Foster III, Tyler Scott Foster, Johnathan Norris (Kayla), David Norris (Jessica), Michael Norris (Ruth), Kelli McAbee (Jordan) and Lucy Jakab (Matthew); 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Frank Bessette, Jr., Kay F. Golden, and Alice Penor and brother-in-law Bill Golden.

Her visitation will take place on Thursday, July 8th, 6pm-8pm at Milward-Southland.  Her graveside service with military honors will occur on Friday, July 9th, 11am at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations are being encouraged to Wounded Warriors or Alzheimer's Association. 

Guest Book

Shea Whiting


I have such wonderful memories of the visits Aunt Arlene and Uncle Fred made up to NY. She had the best laugh ❤️ My prayers are with you all.

10 months ago

Jo Curnes


Aunt Arlene and Uncle Freddy have a very special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy and love to all the family . I’m praying for you all🙏🏻❤️

10 months ago