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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Foster

Kenneth Allen Foster

Age 67

Kenneth Allen Foster (Kenny), age 67, passed away at his home in Reno Nevada after a devastating ski accident in March. Kenny grew up in Fullerton, graduating from Sunny Hills High School.

A lifelong artist, Kenny’s career began with a bachelor’s degree in art from CSU Fullerton. He furthered his education decades later by earning a Master of Art from CSU Fresno. Eventually earning a Master of Fine Art from CSU Fullerton. As with most things in his life, Kenny excelled at his craft and often had his friends and family visit him in his studio while he created pottery. He established studios in Brea until his path led him to Oakhurst, CA.

Years later, he met Martita Hornor, the love of his life. They resided in Oakhurst together after marrying in 1995, eventually moving to Reno, Nevada in 2022 to enjoy retirement.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Kenny found purpose in recovery, celebrating 36 years, February 15, this year. A man of faith, Kenny’s Christianity shaped his values and interactions with others. He was admired by his many friends for his tremendous work ethic.

Kenny liked to be active, (even with two artificial knees), skiing, hiking, biking, and playing pickle ball.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Martita and his children Chris Foster, Tessa Zendner, Tanya Bohorquez. Also, his son in-law Sergio Bohorquez, grandchildren, Bella and Ellessa Foster, Layla Zendner, Sergio and Sebastian Bohorquez. Kenny is also survived by stepsons Andy, Dave and Niel Platfoot and parents Richard and Cynthia Foster of Fullerton. He is preceded in death by his sister Susan and his grandparents, Joe and Velda Johnson and Ken and Illa Foster.

A Celebration of Life honoring Kenny will on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 9:00 am at the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church.

May God bless and provide comfort to all who knew and loved Kenny.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Reno (where he enjoyed volunteering) or Salvation Army in Kenny’s memory.

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