Eugene “Boots” Foerster

19320609 –


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email


Dr. Eugene P. “Boots” Foerster was born on June 9, 1932, to Paul and Erna (Sommers) Foerster in Vernon.He graduated from Quanah High School in 1949, and served in the USAF from 1951 to 1955. He received his Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M in 1959, a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1965, and his PhD from Arizona University in Agriculture Engineering in 1969.  Eugene began his teaching career at Texas Tech University in 1969. He met the love of his life in 1976, Jane Davis and they married May 11, 1979. Eugene had the opportunity while at Texas Tech University to see and travel the world and teach what he loved. He retired in 1990, and they moved to Brownwood in 1999, and then to Abilene In 2007.Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lonita Duty and a brother, Elroy Foerster.He is survived by his wife, Jane of Abilene; two daughters, Ashley Gibson and husband Blaine of Lubbock, and Jennifer White and husband Dusty of San Angelo; a son, Justin Foerster and wife Tiffany of Abilene; five grandchildren, Emily, Rylie, Taylor, Landon, and Aiden; a brother, M.W. Foerster; and two sisters, Elda Raschke and Jeanell Kilgore.Thank you to all the staff at Homestead Nursing in Baird, TX and Kinder Hearts Hospice for all your love and support.


10 thoughts on “Eugene “Boots” Foerster”

  1. Sandra (Foerster) and Joe Reeder

    We send our love and heartfelt condolences. I always loved Uncle Boots and treasure the memories we hold in our hearts!

  2. Kandee Rockett

    Kandee (Foerster) and Donald Rockett
    We are very saddened by your loss and send our love and prayers. I have many fond memories of Uncle Boots. Dad loves his brother dearly.

  3. Jaime (Foerster) Engler

    We have fond memories of Boots. May prayers are with you. He is at peace now.

  4. Scott and Michelle McKinney

    We are so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for the family!

  5. Patrician Knight

    Gene lived a great life and he shared his knowledge of so many things. I know you all will miss him, but just think, you will see him again someday in God’s glorious home!♡ Prayers and hugs! Pat and James Brackeen

  6. Connie (Foerster) and Robert Lacy
    Sending our love and condolences for your loss. We are praying for Gods comfort. I have many fond memories of uncle Boots.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.