Kathleen Rose Foster

January 8, 1941 - January 8, 2013
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Kathleen Rose Scrafone Foster, age 72, passed peacefully on January 8, 2013 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s. She was born on January 8, 1941 to Samuel Michael and Rose La Faso Scrafone in Galveston where she resided most of her life. Kathy was baptized at Sacred Heart Parish where she was a lifetime member. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Judge James S. Foster; and daughter Edith Wisner-Styron.

Left behind to cherish many memories are her sister, Camille Sweigart and husband David of Marble Falls; Michael S. Foster and family of Richardson; daughter, Laura Wisner-Perez and husband Gustavo of Texas City; son, Michael Wisner and wife Tammy of Galveston; son, James Wisner and wife Stacy of Galveston; grandchildren Tavo, Jennifer and Aaron Perez; Emily, Markus, Samuel, Isabella, Haylie, and Mason Wisner, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Kathy graduated from Ball High School in 1959. She held many positions over her lifetime. Most treasured of these was the role she played as Nana to her all of her grandchildren. Her fondest work experiences included the time she spent at St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary and Village of Jamaica Beach. Kathy loved spending time with family, especially during the holidays. Always on the go, Kathy enjoyed dancing, joking and visiting with friends. She was known for her infectious sense of humor, marathon telephone conversations and for pampering her beloved pets, especially her dog Missy.

Pallbearers will be Gustavo Perez, Tavo Perez, Aaron Perez, Markus Wisner, Samuel Wisner, and Louis Gately.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm at Sacred Heart Church located at 1308 Broadway Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550. A mass of Christian Burial officiated by Father E.J. Stein will follow at 2pm. The interment will be held at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Drive, Hitchcock, Texas immediately after the mass.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all of the staff at Oceanview Care Center in Texas City, especially Jessi Cruz and Nancy Starnes, John Brick, Terry White and Cheryl Mosier of the Village of Jamaica Beach, the staff at Libbie’s Place, all who cared for Kathy at home, Amy Salazar and staff at Evening Shade Assisted Living in Alvin, and Dr. Lee Grumbles who cared for her for many years and helped guide us through this journey.

Donations may be made to O’Connell College Preparatory High School, Holy Family Parish, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Born: January 8, 1941
Died: January 8, 2013

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cousin catherine burton posted on 11/30/-1



Barbara Wilson posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Michael,Laura,and James, I don't know if you remember me but your mom and Jim were married in my home in Galveston. I have kept in touch with Edith to keep up with how Kathy was doing. I am so sorry for your lost. Your mom was a wonderful person. We worked together and I know how so very much she loved all her children. She was a great mom. I loved her so much. I send all my love to all of you. I am so sorry to hear about Edith. Give everything to God and he will walk with you through out your life. Kathy is with God now and at peace. Love in Jesus Christ, Barbara Wilson and family


Joseph R. Michel posted on 11/30/-1

Such a nice person and good friend. I certainly enjoyed our last visit at the 1999 reunion.


Doris posted on 11/30/-1

May your hearts find peace and comfort in knowing that soon, all sorrow and death will be no more - Revelation 21:3, 4. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.


Mike Foster posted on 11/30/-1

I have many fond memories of Kathy and how she so enriched the life of my father and her husband, Jim. She was so blessed to have the unwavering and loving support of her family through the health challenges that confronted her. Kathy will live on in the memories of all those she touched through her kindness and generosity throughout her life.


Chris Foster posted on 11/30/-1

Kathy was a great individual and surrounded by great family. I was blessed to be a part of her life when she was married to my grandfather, Jim. Kathy was always so kind and welcoming when we came to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy's family.


Lisa Foster posted on 11/30/-1

I remember visiting Kathy and Grandpa as I was growing up. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Phil & Beth Chamberlin posted on 11/30/-1

Our condolences to you, but it is great to know she is home now!