In Memory

Carol S Foster (Bickle)

Carol S Foster (Bickle)


Carol S. Bickle (nee Foster), age 65, passed away January 19, 2009. She was the cherished mother of Jolene (Tameen) Asari, Betsy (Richard) Howell, Susan (Michael) Bibler and the late William Bickle, loving grandmother of Alora and Anden Ansari, and Abby Howell.
She was the daughter of Dorothy (nee Stevens) and the late Russell Foster; sister of Gary (Sarah) Foster, Ken (Pat) Foster, Barbara (Leo) Smith, and Judith (Richard) Craig. 
She was also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, including special cousins Alice Jaje and Doris Doss.
A memorial service, officiated by Woody Nelson, was held on July 10 in Ross Bible Church, Port Huron.

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02/16/10 03:15 PM #1    

Pat Heaslip (Moutoux)

This is a copy of a note written by Betsy, Carol's step-daughter, and read at her Memorial Service. To me it shows the kind of person Carol was and is truly heart-wrenching.

"My brother Bill, my sister Susie and I were born to a mother that was riddled with demons. Mental health was not her friend, and she was addicted to alcohol and more drugs than I can count. The only word I can come up with to describe our early childhood is "nightmare". One of my earliest memories involves adding to my bedtime prayer ritual the need for what I as a 4 year old called "a real mommy". It was later that I learned to feel guility for that, but the feeling was very real.

When I was in 8th grade my dad married Carol and our lives were forever changed. Carol taught us what it was like to be selfless, caring, and nurturing. She was our first experience having a mother interested in our schoolwork, our friends, and our lives. Carol gave us the gift of a baby sister and along with that taught us what motherhood is all about as we were able to witness it from birth.

It was Carol who made sure we had graduation parties, helped us bury our brother, and shopped with us for wedding dresses. It was Carol who was jumping up and down outside the labor/delivery room when we had Abby and ran the halls of Blodgett Hospital telling anyone who would listen "I'm a GRANDMA", as though she'd won the lottery.

Carol was the answer to this little girl's prayer, and made us a family.


Pat Heaslip Moutoux

12/22/13 09:49 PM #2    

Christine Hamilton (Richmond)

CAROL was a great person. We lived in the same neighborhood, when we went to high school.


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