Age 92, died Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at her home. She was born October 13, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Melbourne James & Dorothy E. (Thomas) Troxel.

Audrey graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School and attended Grand Rapids Junior College. She worked at U of M for many years, retiring in July, 1986. She attended Sharon United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club.

On April 7, 1951, she married Gilbert R. Foster in Lansing, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2011. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Ray of Manchester; two granddaughters, Katherine Caldwell of VA, and Emily (Keith Guerette) Ray of WA; great-grandsons, Brayden Caldwell and Milo Guerette; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law Steven Ray, and brother Allan Troxell.

A graveside service will be held at Rowe’s Corner Cemetery, Manchester on Saturday, April 29, at 1pm, with Pastor Tom Waller of Sharon Church officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.



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