James ”Jim” Albert Foss

07/06/1926 — 07/26/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Forest City, Iowa

James ”Jim” Albert Foss

James A. Foss Jim was born in Forest City, Iowa on July 6, 1926, the only son of Clarence C. and Alice B. Thompson Foss. He was raised on a farm there and was active in High School sports and drama. While in High School he met Adelaide I. Arthur. They were married in 1946. They had four sons, Fred, Mike, Don and Ed.

In 1951 he moved with his wife and two eldest sons to Richland and began his career at Hanford, as a chemical operator. He retired from Hanford after more than 40 years of service.

Jim valued three things above all else: family, faith and friends. His life is a witness to his commitment to these three core values. Jim passed away in his home on July 26th, surrounded by the family that received and returned his love. A committed member of Richland Lutheran Church, 901 Van Giesen, and his funeral will be held there at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 29. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife “Addie”. He is survived by his sons, Frederick Foss and wife Debbie of Spokane, Michael Foss and wife Christine of Burnsville, Minnesota, Donovan Foss,and wife Marsha of Benton City, and Edward Foss of Richland; sisters Clarice Fank, Helen Fank, Lois Tanner and husband Walt, June Gibbs and husband Carl and Mary Starn all of Iowa; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorials can be sent in his memory to Richland Lutheran Church, Good News Media and Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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  • To Don, Ed, Mike and Fred and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a very Proud, Giving and Generous Father, Grandfather and Friend. He was always there for anyone who needed help.

    I will never forget his generosity, friendliness and father-like outreach to me and my family when we returned “home” from Denver.

    I will always cherish his “talks” from his easy chair watching baseball.

    To all that knew Jim will miss him dearly but will never forget the “Father” he was to us all.

    I Love You All and Rosie, Chris and Danny send our Prayers.

    Greg.

    Greg and Rosie Jones
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Thinking of you and your families. Our prayers and condolences are with you. Your Dad/Grandfather was a very nice man and we know you will miss him very much. Take care of yourselves. It does get easier over time.

    Lee & Sharon Simmelink
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Foss family,We send our deepest sympathy because of your loss. We are unable to attend the service but will think of you in our prayers.Love Doug and Dar

    Douglas and Darlene Carey
    November 4, 2014
    Newport,, WA, US
  • To Don, Ed, Mike and Fred and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a very Proud, Giving and Generous Father, Grandfather and Friend. He was always there for anyone who needed help.

    I will never forget his generosity, friendliness and father-like outreach to me and my family when we returned “home” from Denver.

    I will always cherish his “talks” from his easy chair watching baseball.

    To all that knew Jim will miss him dearly but will never forget the “Father” he was to us all.

    I Love You All and Rosie, Chris and Danny send our Prayers.

    Greg.

    Greg and Rosie Jones
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Thinking of you and your families. Our prayers and condolences are with you. Your Dad/Grandfather was a very nice man and we know you will miss him very much. Take care of yourselves. It does get easier over time.

    Lee & Sharon Simmelink
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Foss family,We send our deepest sympathy because of your loss. We are unable to attend the service but will think of you in our prayers.Love Doug and Dar

    Douglas and Darlene Carey
    November 4, 2014
    Newport,, WA, US
  • We are sending you our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear dad. He always sat in the pew behind us at church and therefore we had many pleasant conversations. I took ceramic lessons from your mom and we even talked about all that. Our prayers are with you all during this trying time. God’s blessings – Mille and Ray

    Ray and Mille Nierman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Don, Ed, Beci, Donovan and families,

    We are so sorry for your loss and can empathize with the grief that you are experiencing. We wish we could be with you today; know that our thoughts are with you and yours.

    Don, Tracy, Donny and Amber Heidelberg

    Don & Tracy Heidelberg
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Foss Family,

    I would like to share one of my memories of your father. When I returned to the Tri Cities after my Tour of Service with the Navy, I was lucky to find a job with a company called ARCO. It was my very first job, other than the Navy. When I reported to the job site and met my supervisor he showed me around and introduced me to some of the crew. It was at this time that I met your father. He was a kind and gentle man, very polite to me. I had the good luck to be able to train with him. I will never forget the easy going way he had. I felt very comfortable around him and felt like he was really interested in helping me succeed. As time goes we move on, and so did I. But not before making some great new friends, Ed, Don I am greatful that you are my friends. I am sorrowful for your loss. And touched by your caring love for your Dad. He was a special person that we will all miss. Your friend always, Milo Boday

    Milo Boday
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • To the Jim Foss Family, especially my friends Ed and Don –

    My deepest sympathy is with you as you experience the passing of your father, Jim. Although I did not know Jim, my mother and I did some ceramic work with your mother, Addie. I still cherish those works of art. Jim and Addie are together now in peace. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jennifer Gunther Stewart

    Jennifer Stewart
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US