Mildred Iola Lewis Foster

PITTSTON – Mildred Iola Lewis Foster, 93, of Pittston passed away at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born in Randolph on Sept. 7, 1928, the daughter of Raymond A. and Doris J. Lewis.

Mildred attended the Teresa C. Hamlin School in Randolph and graduated from Gardiner High School. Mildred married her high school sweetheart, Glendon Moody Foster, shortly after graduation and they spent 61 wonderful years together before Glendon died in 2008. Since Glendon worked as a boilermaker for the Graver Tank and Manufacturing Company, Mildred was able to travel to many different locations in the United States with him. They made their permanent home in Cherry Hill, N.J. where Mildred enjoyed being a homemaker. In 1980, Mildred moved back to her beloved Maine with Glendon and was able to be closer to her family and friends.

In later years, Mildred loved to travel. Her most memorable trip was on a cruise that she and Glendon took to Hawaii. She was also a devoted member of the Order of Eastern Star, Marion Chapter 63 and accompanied Glendon to parades all over the state of Maine when he was a Kora Karts member. Most of her free time was spent with family and friends, completing word searches, or talking on the telephone (which was her favorite pastime).

Mildred was predeceased by her mother and father of Randolph; her husband Glendon Foster, her brother Richard Lewis, her brother Ronald Lewis, her sister Virginia Preshong, and her brother Randall Lewis.

Mildred is survived by her only living sister, Linda Jamison, and her brother-in-law Richard Jamison Jr. of Randolph. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visiting hours will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 5, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the New Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website,

In lieu of flowers. please make memorial donations in Mildred’s memory to:

Shriners Hospital

for Children

2900 Rocky Point Drive

Tampa, FL 33607

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