The Billings Outpost

Kristi R. Foster

The Rev. Kristi R. Foster, 39, chaplain at Rocky Mountain College for the past four years, died Monday, March 26, 2012, after a 10-month battle with colon cancer.

Her husband, Robert Peterson, was her primary caregiver for the nine months of their marriage.

She was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 1972, the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Joseph R. and Barbara J. Foster of Frederick, Md., and the second of four children.

She graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where she majored in outdoor education, which led her for seven years to serve on the staff at the Frost Valley YMCA Camp in Claryville, N.Y.

She received theological training at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Grove, Mo., and was ordained into ministry of the United Church at Grace United Church of Christ in Frederick, Md., in 2004.

She served at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Vermilion, Ohio, before being called to Rocky Mountain College.

She became an adopted daughter of the village of Mege on Simbo Island of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where she taught scriptural studies to women and empowered economic growth.

She co-led a knitting circle and most recently co-directed a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her husband; sisters, Keri L. Sugerik of Lorain, Ohio, and Kae Lee Aschettino of Hebron, Ky.; a brother, Mark W. Foster of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; grandparents, Joseph Foster and Betty Koester; and a sister, Beth Sandt.

Services were March 30 at Losekamp Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Memorial contributions may be designated for The American Cancer Society or Rocky Mountain College Chaplain’s Fund.


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