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Toyo Foster

May 10, 1940 — March 11, 2024

Fort Worth, Texas

Toyo Foster 83, passed away peacefully on March 11th, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Toyo was born on May 10th, 1940, in Okinawa, Japan. She was the daughter to her parents Kanzo &

Naba Chinen. She met Robert (Bob) Foster while he was stationed in Okinawa during his time with the USMC.

They were married on October 15th, 1965, in Okinawa. They relocated to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she

gave birth to their daughter, Sharon. They remained in North Carolina until Robert completed his duty with the Marine

Corps. They then relocated to central Florida, where she gave birth to their son, Charles.

Toyo worked hard, raising her children while working as a tailor for Belk Lindsey. She worked tirelessly and advanced to

become a master tailor. During this time, she also continued to learn how to read and write in English, as well as gaining

her U.S. citizenship. She later ran her own home-based business making dozens of beautiful wedding gowns, dance

costumes and many other outfits for her beloved customers.

In 1985, Toyo and Bob moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she revived her home-based business. She continued to build

her clientele and made several good friends in the process, all while taking care of her family. Toyo later welcomed her

first grandchild, Cara, and embraced her new loving role as "Nana". She spent countless hours sharing her love, time,

and knowledge with her family. She welcomed her second grandchild, Drew, and graced him with the same love and


Toyo was best known for her infectious smile, her contagious giggle and her giving nature. Although she

claimed she did not like the attention, she easily attracted it. She was beloved by so many, even after

she lost the ability to speak. Her beauty, generosity and thoughtfulness can never be replaced.

Toyo was proceeded in death by her parents, Kanzo & Naba Chinen, and her husband, Robert Foster. She

is survived by her daughter Sharon (Ed) Nisbett, her son Charles (Stephanie) Foster, her grand-daughter

Cara Rogerson, her grandson Drew Foster and many nieces and nephews.

She will have her eternal rest with her husband at the DFW National Cemetery. Committal of her ashes is tentatively

planned to take place on May 10, 2024. 

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