Donald Eugene Foote was born on October 4, 1918 in Cere-Keyes, California to Arthur and Verda (Harper) Foote and passed from this life on July 26, 2012 at his home in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 93. Donald was laid to rest on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Bennington Cemetery.
Donald was a graduate from Berkley University where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and later worked as a Soil Scientist. He retired from the Choctaw Housing Authority. He also served in the United States Navy during WW II as an electronics tech. He married Ula Welch in McAlester, OK on February 21, 2000 and later moved to Durant in 2002 from Hugo, OK. He was an Elder in the Jehovah’s Witness and he enjoyed gardening and house to house ministry.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Donald is survived by his wife Ula Foote of the home; daughters Linda Erickson of Lemon Grove, CA and Barbara Reed of Grants Pass, OR; step son Danny Welch and wife Valarie of Silo, OK; sister Eloise Halperin of San Francisco, CA; nieces Colleen Jones, Linda Lock and husband Hal and Stephanie Foote; great niece Laurie Jones; grandchildren David and Andrea Erickson, Edith Kohrs, Charlton, Carrie, Darcie, Cody, Christopher, Matthew J. , Jaylon, Marshall, Kennedy, Kyle and Jillian Welch; great grandchildren Simon and Naima Marie Kohrs; sisters in law Mary Parris and Clara Gatlin and husband JT; and a host of adopted nieces, nephews, cousins all ancestors of Frank and Maggie Pistubee Pittman and many spiritual friends of the Jehovah’s Witness.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 6-8 PM.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant.