Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Groth Foss, 87, independent and adventurous

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gertrude fossGertrude “Trudy” Groth Foss, 87, passed away January 31, 2016.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Foss Sr.

Her survivors include; son James Foss, Jr. (Kathleen); daughters Sue Spare (Gary) and Jeri Thornton (Thomas); granddaughter Kristen Berardi; grandson James Brode Foss; great-granddaughter Oliva Lee; sister Ann Carr; and brother Robert Groth.

Born in New York to Walter and Kate Groth on September 10, 1929, she enjoyed a 35-year career as a Registered Nurse.

Independent and adventurous, “Trudy” loved hot air ballooning, sky-diving, and ‘death-defying’ roller coasters. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, traveling, cooking Friday Night suppers, fishing and working with the Williamsburg Players backstage. She was also an outstanding member of both the American Legion and The VFW.

The family plans a private service at a later date. The family also request that in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of choice or to the Williamsburg Players.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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