Mary Louise (Buckhardt) Foster

Born: Sat., May 5, 1951
Died: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

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Mary Louise Foster

May 5, 1951 – October 15, 2015


Mary Louise Foster – a resident of Pendleton, and former resident of Sacramento, California, passed away October 15, 2015, at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  She was 64 years old.

No services will be held per her request.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements. 

Mary was born May 5, 1951, in Sacramento, California, to Clyde D. and Josephine R. (Kruzel) Buckhardt.  She was raised in Elverta, California, and graduated from Riolinda Senior High School with the class of 1969.  She went on to attend Washington State University where she received a BA in Sociology.  Mary lived in Albion, Washington for a time.  She returned to California where she worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff as Booking Deputy until her retirement.  She moved to Pendleton, Oregon in 2007, where she resided until her passing.  Her hobbies included playing piano and computer research. 

She is survived by her son Jerrald LaChappelle, and daughter Suzie Meriski of Elk Grove, CA, sisters Josie Marie Silver of Loyalton, CA, and Yvonne Walker of Pendleton, OR, and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother Josephine Buckhardt and father Clyde Buckhardt.  

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James Hash
   Posted Sat October 24, 2015
I knew Mary as "Mary Williams" in the mid to late 1980's, when we both worked as Deputies in the Sacramento County Main Jail. She was the Identification Officer and I was the Classification Officer, in the Booking area. We helped each other weather personal and professional trials. We grew to be very close and developed a strong bond between us.
However, we lost touch when I was transfered to a different division in 1987. Mary sought me out and we reconnected (by telephone and letter), only last year. It is my deep regret that we didnot manage to see each other face to face once again. Mary did and will continue to hold a special place in my heart and memory. I offer my sincere condolences.

Donald Savage
   Posted Sun October 25, 2015
Mary, thank you for your loyal service with us at Sacramento Sheriff's Department and especially your help at the Main Jail. Bless you!

Mrs. Ganaway
   Posted Fri October 30, 2015
I'm sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, Mary, and may you be comforted by the God of all comfort, Jehovah, thru his word the holy bible at Psalms 34:18: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit."
God's word also says at Isaiah 25:8: "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces......For Jehovah himself has spoken it."
God's word says at Revelation 21:4,5: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. 5: And the one seated on the throne said: "Look! I am making all things new." Also he says:"Write, for these words are faithful and true."
May you be encouraged by knowing that by means of God's Kingdom, under Jesus Christ rulership, this will be accomplished in the near future, for all those who love righteousness. God's word assures us at Psalms 37:29: "The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it." Psalms 37:11: "But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace."

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