An completed pipe organist, third-generation St. Petersburg native and a former mayor’s mom — Carol Foster, 83, was killed from accidents she sustained in a automotive accident on Sunday.
What You Want To Know
- Carol Foster, 83, was killed in a automotive accident
- She was the mom of former St. Pete mayor Invoice Foster
- The Fosters are one of many metropolis’s founding households
“If there’s something that she would need everybody to know was that she’s with our heavenly father,” stated Carol’s son, former mayor Invoice Foster. “It is what all of us aspire to when our time is known as and I am going to catch as much as her sometime.”
Foster served as mayor from 2010 to 2014 and stated his mom appreciated to remind individuals about his former place.
“She was proud,” he stated. “She was my largest fan.”
Mrs. Foster descended from one of many metropolis’s founding households. The Garrick household title is etched right into a monument at Pioneer Park — the identical place the place Foster introduced his candidacy for St. Pete mayor.
Former St. Pete Mayor Invoice Foster at Pioneer Park (Spectrum Information/Josh Rojas)
“The prominence of being a pioneer of St. Pete, all that got here by way of her genes, and she or he was pleased with that. I am pleased with that,” he stated. “That is why this park may be very particular.”
Mrs. Foster was an completed pipe organist who performed in lots of church buildings throughout town.
“She was a brilliant pipe organist. In all probability among the finest in Tampa Bay,” stated Invoice. “She beloved good music. She beloved pipe organs — not the digital variety however the ones with the pipes and wind going by way of the pipes.”
Mrs. Foster handed away after getting right into a automotive accident at 2:43 p.m. Sunday on the Pinellas Bayway. St. Petersburg Police stated Carol’s husband, David Foster, 88, was the driving force. David tried to make a flip in his minivan and drove into the trail of a pickup truck.
Carol Foster and her husband, David (Invoice Foster)
Police stated impairment was not an element and prison expenses usually are not anticipated to be filed for the accident. Foster stated his dad left the hospital and has been recovering at residence.
“He’ll be alright. He is robust. He is a marine, however they have been collectively for over 65 years. And that is an amazing gap in his coronary heart, however bodily he is doing okay,” he stated. “We respect the love and help and the prayers.”
A celebration of life for Carol Foster will happen on the Starkey Street Baptist Church at 3 p.m. on June 18.