Sally Foster Gonzalez

July 27, 1956 - November 13, 2022
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Sally Foster Gonzalez

July 27, 1956 – November 13, 2022

Sally was called home by our Divine Father on Sunday, November 13, 2022; she was 66 years young.

“There are no words” has been the common refrain from family, friends, and people that knew her, words that never rang truer.  We are devastated by Sally’s sudden and unexpected death.

Sally was my best friend, my rock, my soulmate. We were high school sweethearts. Just a couple of days ago, she joyfully wished me a Happy Anniversary!” as it was the 11th of November, 50 years to the day of our first date in 1972. Sally always had a ready smile, a twinkle in her eye, and an enthusiastic “Hi” for everybody. Lord, how I’m going to miss the first words she spoke every morning, “Good morning, Hon!”  She wasn’t perfect, but you couldn’t wish for a kinder, gentler, loyal, and more genuine friend. Ever the optimist, she was a steady stream of light and positivity (borne from her Catholic faith) during the darkest of times.

Sally never met a stranger. It was as if you’ve known her all your life after spending just a few minutes talking to her. She was an open book, what you saw was what you got, straight up and real.  Forgiveness is a process they say, but for Sally it was relatively quick and absolute; she just couldn’t stay angry or hurt very long. Forgiveness was in her DNA. It was the secret sauce of our 44 years of marriage.

To our children, Sally was a devoted mom. She was our children’s guiding light, their sounding board, their shoulder to lean on. Our children could always count on her to lend a sympathetic ear, to share loving words of encouragement and comfort and, on occasion, she would go so far as to offer unsolicited advice much to their annoyance; she was a problem-solver after all. She was never happier nor did she ever beam brighter than when she was surrounded by “all my Chickens” as she lovingly referred to our girls, Sarah and Catherine, and our boys Bill and Matt, and our adopted girls, Leslie, our daughter-in-law, and Cori, Matt’s partner. She did a wonderful job raising our children and sowed close relationships with each of them.

“There are no words” to describe how much she meant to each of us and how much she will be missed. She often said jokingly that ‘if she died nobody would know what to do.’ Damn! Truer words have never been spoken. We are all better people for having known and loved her. While we will never know why our Lord reclaimed Sally so soon, we have no doubt that Heaven will be a better place now that she is Home. Until we meet again. I Love You Sally!  We Love you Mom!

Sally is reunited with her mom and dad – Elizabeth Kowalski Foster and John (Jack) E. Foster; sister – Alice Agnes Foster; brothers – Edward Louis Foster and Stephen Mackin Foster; Father-in-Law – Guillermo E. Gonzalez, Sr.; Sister-in-Law – Cynthia (Cindy) Gonzalez-Jasso.

Sally’s memory lives on in her husband – Dr. Guillermo (Memo) E. Gonzalez, Jr.; daughters – Catherine Nicole Gonzalez and Sarah Elizabeth Gonzalez; sons – Guillermo (Bill) E. Gonzalez, III (Leslie) and Matthew L. Gonzalez (Cori); Mother-in-Law – Blanca E. Gonzalez;  siblings – John (Jackie) J. Foster (Millie), Elizabeth (Junie) Foster, Dorothy (Dody) Foster, and Susan Foster, Sister-in-Law – Magda Foster. Nieces and nephews – Kevin J. O’Connell (Edith), Kelly Goedicke (Victor), Edward (Wayo) L. Foster Jr. (Kimberly), John Hall Foster (Ana Ceci), Stephanie Carrillo (Danny), Thomas J. Foster (Caitlin); Brother-in-law – Gerardo (Kelly) E. Gonzalez (Flor). Nieces and nephews – Flory Gonzalez Severino (Tom), Gerardo (Kelo) E. Gonzalez, Jr. (Norma), and Austin Jasso. She will also be missed by many, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral where a Rosary will begin at 9:00 am and the Holy Mass at 9:30 am with an Inurnment following to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Donations: In lieu of flowers we invite you make a donation to the Alpha1 Foundation: https://www.alpha1.org/, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at st.jude.org/, or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

Time: 9:00 am

San Agustin Cathedral

Address:

214 San Bernardo Ave.
Laredo, Texas

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: July 27, 1956
Died: November 13, 2022

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JosieVLara posted on 11/23/22

Gonzalez and Foster Families, We send you our most heartfelt condolences for the passing of Sally. May she Rest in Peace and perpetual light shine upon her in heaven. Sincerely, Mrs.Josie V Lara

 

Homero R. Sanchez posted on 11/22/22

My most heartfelt condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster families. May the happy memories of your time with Sally provide you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

 

Pat Brady Garza posted on 11/22/22

My deepest sympathy to the Gonzales and Foster families. May God comfort you during this most difficult time. We made so many beautiful memories in high school and college. It’s not goodbye my Love but until we meet again. Rest In Peace sweet Sally.

 

Lee Keene posted on 11/22/22

My deepest condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster families. Sally was a kind person with a huge friendly heart. I will always remember her beautiful smile. May she Rest In Peace.🙏🏻🙏🏻

 

Sharon Bornstein Erenwert posted on 11/22/22

My condolences to the Foster and Gonzalez families! May Sally’s memory be a blessing to you all. She was one of a kind.

 

Sheden and Kaitlyn Medhanie posted on 11/21/22

Thinking of you all during this impossibly difficult time. Sending so much love and strength.

 

Gloria Garza posted on 11/21/22

My condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster families. May Sally RIP and perpetual light shine upon her. I am heartbroken and shocked I have no words to express what a wonderful person she was. I will always remember her smile and willingness to help out. I will miss sharing our birthday wishes every year. Sally until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand my friend!!! 🙏😍❤️

 

Javier Morales posted on 11/21/22

My deepest condolences to Dr Guillermo Gonzalez to the passing of his beautiful wife Sally, May the Lord grant him peace during this difficult time.

 

Brandon Wathke posted on 11/21/22

Sending our sincere condolences and love to the Gonzalez family. May the comfort of family and spirit help you through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, The Wathke Family - Brandon, Kimberly, Isabel & Alaina

 

Diana H Najera posted on 11/21/22

With my deepest sympathy and sorrow to all the family for the sad loss of Sally, May the Lord give you strength in knowing she enjoys Gods Glory and Love with all your loved ones in heaven. Diana Najera.

 

Janice Fitzgibbon Hughes posted on 11/21/22

I grew up 3 blocks from the Foster family. When I was a cheerleader at Lamer Junior High, darling Sally was our Mascot. Although I had not seen her in many years, it broke my heart to hear of her passing. I have beautiful memories of the Foster familiy and all of us who grew up on Gustavus, Musser, Fremont, etc. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

 

Mike Jackson posted on 11/20/22

Foster and Gonzalez families, please accept our deepest condolences. I practically grew up at the Foster’s homes in the 60’s—first on Fremont St. and then on Rosario. There were lots of shenanigans, to say the least. I loved Sally’s laugh—and she did have the cutest smile and sparkle in her eyes. Jackie, Junie, Dody, Susan, Memo and family—you remain in our prayers. Love, Mike and Mary Jackson Austin, Texas

 

Candy Hein posted on 11/20/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, Candy Hein lit a candle

 

Candy Hein posted on 11/20/22

I was so sorry to read about Sally passing away. I had seen her last month when we were doing our nails and she told me that they had downsized. She was happy telling me about the kids and Memo’s work at UISD. I’m so glad I had the opportunity of seeing her. She will be missed. God bless you all.

 

Martin & Cindy Infante posted on 11/20/22

We are very sorry for your loss. Sally was always so nice and friendly to us and our kids. May your family find comfort during this difficult time.

 

Evelyn Alvey Fanning posted on 11/20/22

While Sally and I haven’t kept in contact, we sort of did through our friend Twinkle. It saddens my heart to know Sally has moved to heaven and how missed she will be by all those who love her. My sincere condolences, Evelyn Alvey Fanning

 

Frances Salinas posted on 11/20/22

I was deeply saddened to hear of Sally’s passing . She will be missed by all who knew and loved her . The Foster and González family are in my thoughts and prayers during this mist difficult time . Rest in peace Sally .

 

Gayle Cooper Collie posted on 11/20/22

There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Sally’s passing. She was one of a kind! A bright light, ready smile, infectious personality and genuine friend. I have many fond childhood memories of Sally and the Foster Family, as well as, with Sally being a college roomie (as she put it). Although we had not seen each other in years, I always felt we could pick up where we left off. Sally was the kindest, most thoughtful positive spirit and she will be dearly missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Gonzalez and Foster families

 

Matilde Ferrara Cañamar posted on 11/19/22

Querida Junie, mis mas sinceras condolencias para ti y tu familia por la perdida de tu hermana. Que Dios la tenga en su Santa Gloria. Recibe un abrazo con mucho cariño. 🙏🙏

 

Kell Gonzalez Austin posted on 11/19/22

Dear Memo, My deepest condolences to you, the kids, and to Sally's remaining siblings. I really don't know what to say. Just know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you guys and keep you strong. With much love, Kell

 

Mrs. David T. Newman posted on 11/19/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, Mrs. David T. Newman lit a candle

 

Mrs. David T. Newman posted on 11/19/22

My deepest condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster families.

 

Veronica Casillas Castillon posted on 11/19/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, Veronica Casillas Castillon lit a candle

 

Veronica Casillas Castillon posted on 11/19/22

I was greatly distressed when I heard of Sally’s passing. I still can’t believe it and am in denial hoping to see the beautiful expression in her eyes and brilliant smile once again. I’ll recall her friendliness and how she would always invite me to her house on Rosario Street for New Year’s Eve parties. She introduced me to Black Eyed Peas and their significance. We were classmates at Lamar Junior High School and graduated with the Nixon High School Class of 1974. I’m not saying goodbye to Sally. Instead I look forward to seeing her in Heaven walking on streets of gold and striking up conversations with brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

Clay Berry posted on 11/18/22

I think about running into each other at your “favorite “ pediatrician’s office and how we laughed! RIP sweet Sally . Memo, my most deepest condolences to you and all the family . Sincerely, Clay Garner Berry

 

CHRISTY CROSS posted on 11/18/22

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Sally’s death. Although we drifted apart as adults I still saw her occasionally at family funerals (of course) or reunions and it was always a joy to talk to her. I know she was a believer so her last breath on earth became her first breath in heaven. Prayers of peace for the family and just know she’s with the Lord right now and making eternity a brighter place ♥️😇

 

Cissy Watson-Narcisco posted on 11/18/22

My deepest condolences to the Foster and Gonzalez families. Sally was a wonderful childhood friend and I will always cherish those many fond memories. She loved and was very proud of her family. As another childhood friend said “Sally was the kindest person”. May she Rest In Peace in Heaven

 

Cynthia Garcia posted on 11/18/22

My deepest condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster family. There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. May you find comfort in the loving memories you shared and knowing that Sally will always be with you in Spirit. Blessings, Cynthia Garcia

 

Diana Utterback posted on 11/17/22

My deepest sympathy to the Gonzales and Foster families. May God comfort you during this most difficult time. Rest In Peace sweet Sally.

 

Adriana Santa Cruz posted on 11/17/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, Adriana Santa Cruz lit a candle

 

Adriana Santa Cruz posted on 11/17/22

My deepest condolences to the family 😞

 

Jeanette & Roberto Salinas posted on 11/17/22

Our sincere condolences to all the Gonzalez and Foster families. May Sally Rest In Peace with our Lord and her memory bring happiness forever. Fondly, Roberto and Jeanette Salinas

 

Marvin James Dubuisson and family posted on 11/17/22

Memo, We offer our most sincere condolences to you and your family. You and Sally have always had a very special place in my life. Jimmy Dubuisson and family🙏🙏🙏

 

Sandra Saenz posted on 11/17/22

My deepest condolences to the Gonzalez and Foster Family. May you Rest In Peace Sally. Sandra Saenz

 

N Gutierrez posted on 11/17/22

My condolences to the Gonzalez family. Sally was a great friend and person. She will be missed.,

 

Juanita Garcia posted on 11/17/22

My deepest condolence to the family. Ms. Sally may you rest in peace you will be greatly missed. The Lord was calling for an Angel we love you.

 

Carol J. Postell posted on 11/17/22

My sincerest condolences to Memo, Billy, Sarah , Matthew,, Katherine, the Gonzalez family, and the Foster family. Sally was a wonderful friend who was always smiling and cheerful. She gave a helping hand whenever needed. Sally was a beautiful person inside and out. Sally is now in Paradise. Rest in Peace Sally , you will be missed by many who lived you !

 

Harry Sames posted on 11/17/22

Thinking of the Foster family at this sad time. Will always remember Sally’s smile. Hank & Elizabeth Sames

 

John Cox posted on 11/17/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, John Cox lit a candle

 

John Cox posted on 11/17/22

Rest in peace wrapped in Jesus loving embrace.

 

Bobby and Sally Ramirez posted on 11/16/22

Our prayers will be for Sally and her Family. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. So very sorry.

 

Annie Serna posted on 11/16/22

To the Gonzalez and Foster families, all of Sally’s immediate family and dear friends; my deepest condolences on the loss of a precious, beautiful and very sincere woman. Sally will be missed. I have no doubt of where she is…. I look forward to visiting her open houses in heaven. Rest in peace Sally and may perpetual light shine upon you.

 

Twinkle Morgan posted on 11/16/22

In memory of Sally Foster Gonzalez, Twinkle Morgan lit a candle

 

Twinkle Morgan posted on 11/16/22

My Sweet Friend Our hearts are heavy. You will be missed by so many. Prayers for Memo, Billy, Matt, Sara, Catherine. Also, Jack, Junie, Dodi, and Susan and the many who loved you. God Speed!

 

Olivia De la Garza posted on 11/16/22

Going to miss you my friend.

 

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