Dr. Martha Marshall Foster
Tuesday 15th of January 1935 - Wednesday 12th of January 2022
Dr. Martha Marshall “Martha Louise” Foster, 86, passed away on January 12, 2022 at the Willows at Hamburg in Lexington, KY. Dr. Foster was born on January 15, 1935 in Alexandria, LA, and was the daughter of Louise Pierson Marshall and Lemuel Pierce Marshall. She was married for many years to Dr. George Logan Foster from Lexington, who passed away in 1991. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Meeker Marshall, and her brother, Clarence Pierson Marshall, both of New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Foster graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University; she received her Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1960. She met her husband George during her residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and ultimately practiced psychiatry for 43 years. She and George settled in Lexington, KY, where she was an engaged member of the community, involved in the Lexington Antiques Fair, the Lexington Ball and the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation. She was a lover of antiques, the arts and the Creole cuisine she grew up with in New Orleans. She was an avid painter, gardener and a wonderful cook in her free time.
Dr. Foster was descended from an old and distinguished Louisiana family. She was the granddaughter of Dr. Clarence Pierson, superintendent of Louisiana’s Central and South Eastern State Mental Hospitals, who inspired her career in medicine. She was great-granddaughter of Louisiana Circuit Judge David Pierson.
Dr. Foster was a devoted mother. She is survived by her three sons, Logan (Lucy) Foster of Winchester, KY, Charles Foster of Goshen, KY, and Marshall (Shanti) Foster of Seattle, WA, and many grandchildren: Logan’s: Ward, Louise, and George; Charles’: Margaret and Elizabeth; Marshall’s: Rueben and Francesca.
Services for Dr. Foster will be held on Saturday at Milward-Broadway: Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., followed immediately by the memorial service. Rev. Dr. Duane Smith of St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church will be officiating. Interment will be at the Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery, in Pineville, LA.