Dorothy Evelyn Dottie Foster, 77, Gold Beach, died Jan. 2, 2002, in Gold Beach of cancer.

She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Caddo, Okla., to William David Cain and Vera Nina Wheatley.

She grew up in East Texas and attended elementary school in Blue Ridge, Texas, where her father was a farmer.

She married Carl Milton Foster in 1943 in Dallas, Texas. Carl was a first lieutenant and bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mrs. Foster was a sales representative at Neiman Marcus Department Store in Dallas.

Carl attended college after the war and became a veterinarian then moved to Los Angeles where they owned and operated two animal hospitals. Carl died in 1970,

Mrs. Foster married Russ Krough in 1971 and moved to Gold Beach in 1973.

She was the owner and operator of Dotties Sewing Shop in Gold Beach, which opened in 1984, until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of Brookings Emblem Club in the 1980s and the Gold Beach Senior Center.

Survivors include sons, Carl (Mike) Foster of San Pedro, Calif; Stephen Foster of Gold Beach; Alex Foster of Olympia, Wash.; daughter, Pamela Foster of Portland. Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were both husbands and son, Richard L. Foster.

A graveside service for the family was held Jan. 7.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Gold Beach, 29692 Hillcrest Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401.

Arrangements are under the direction of Litty Funeral Directors, Gold Beach Chapel.