Wife, mother, grandmother, friend and longtime Hood River community member Vivian Kekailaa Foster passed away surrounded by her o’hana on June 18, 2018, at the age of 81. Vivian was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1937. She moved to California in the 1960s and then to Hood River, Ore., in the 1970s, where she spent the rest of her days under the careful watch of Mount Hood, which she referred to as “her boyfriend.”
She worked for Hood River Hospital for 25 years in the admitting office before retiring. At the hospital, she bore witness to countless personal highs and lows of her fellow community members and always did so with a smile, an empathetic manner and unending grace. On many of her trips to Rosauers, she was stopped and thanked for her kinds words or silent support for people experiencing some of life’s most difficult moments. It was with the gratitude of her family that she was in the care of some of her old HRMH co-workers when she left this world.
Please join her husband, seven surviving children and their spouses, countless beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, her sisters (both biological and of the heart) and all her wonderful friends in wishing her Aloha ‘Oe as we deliver her into the arms of her predeceased parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and friends for safe keeping. Until we meet again ...
Service information will be posted on Anderson’s Tribute Center’s website and the Hood River News.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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