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Trudy Deloris Foss March 6, 1949 — February 26, 2022

Trudy Deloris Foss, 72, of Silverton, Oregon spent her final days at home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Trudy was born in McMinnville, Oregon on March 6, 1949 to parents Archie Faris and Kathleen (Kolaroff) Bowers. Trudy died on February 26, 2022. Her passing was very peaceful as she had full confidence in her salvation through Jesus Christ.

The Faris family later moved from McMinnville to Central Oregon, where Trudy graduated in 1967 from Sisters High School as valedictorian. After high school she married Mike Carroll. They moved to Crescent City, California, where she enjoyed being a homemaker and raising their children, Kimberly Dawn Carroll and Christopher Lee Carroll.

Trudy later married Michael Holiman and continued as a loving mother as they added two children, Bryan Scott Holiman and Tyra Lynn (Holiman) Huckins.

As the children grew older she found more free time and enjoyed finding work outside the home.

She first worked at the local radio station, KCRE. The family then moved to Coquille, Oregon, where she spent years with the Coos County Parks Department and greatly enjoyed her work.

Trudy, along with her children, helped design the County Parks logo, which also became the logo for Coos County and is still used today on road signs welcoming visitors into Coos County.

Always inspiring, Trudy returned to college and earned her degree and became a registered nurse.

She greatly loved caring for and giving compassionate care to others.

She worked in many nursing positions but her favorite was as a hospice nurse, providing comfort and care for those at the end of life.

Later in life, Trudy’s journey led her to a nursing position in Burns, Oregon, where she met and married Bradley Weldon Foss, who she spent 25 years with. Brad’s children, Robert Foss, Brandon Foss, and Nikki Hess, joined the family. Trudy and Brad spent many years traveling for work and fun. They traveled all over the U.S. while Brad worked as a directional driller for communications companies. Eventually they landed in Keno, Oregon, where Trudy loved living among the large pine trees similar to her childhood in Central Oregon. Later they moved to Silverton, Oregon, where they truly found their home and made many, many lifelong and eternally lasting friendships.

Trudy had many hobbies through the years, from horses (she loved trail riding), gardening, and remodeling homes to collecting rocks. Anyone that has helped Trudy move over the years can attest to the buckets of rocks she enjoyed collecting. Trudy enjoyed being a go-getter and loved to jump in and help whenever and wherever she could.

Trudy was always a loving mother tending to her children’s needs. She studied God’s word and spent many hours in prayer. She took great pleasure in being a light in this world. She did this in many ways, however the Spirit led her, but most recently she took great pleasure in passing out to anyone, and everyone, a small card with Scripture on it as an encouragement. Trudy was always prepared to share the gospel, the Good News of Salvation.

With great sadness, Brad passed in November 2021. Just a few short months later Trudy was diagnosed with cancer that was widespread. From diagnosis to her entrance into Heaven was a quick 13 days. While she had pain, Jesus spared her from great suffering and it was with great anticipation and joy she entered into her eternal reward. As her days came to an end, she pictured herself running into Jesus’ arms and that is exactly what she did, she ran and leaped into the loving and waiting arms of the One True Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her parents, Archie Faris and Kathleen (Kolaroff) Bowers, preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were brothers Sage Faris and Richard Bowers; and her loving husband, Bradley Weldon Foss.

Trudy is survived by her daughter Kimberly Dawn Carroll, son Christopher Lee Carroll and his wife, Kristy; son Bryan Scott Holiman and his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Tyra Lynn Huckins and her husband, Scott; sisters Ginger DeMaris, Leta Faris, Lillian Collins, Patty Emerson and her husband, Bob, Bobbi Page and her husband, Charlie, and her brother Joe Faris and his wife, Lisa.

Also surviving Trudy are her many grandchildren, Andrew Carroll, DJ Sams, Austin Carroll, Kayla Lanier, Celia Green, Elijah Holiman, Wyatt Sanders, Levi Sanders, and Kylee Sanders, as well as numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A gathering in memory of Trudy will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at Silver Creek Fellowship, located at 822 Industry Way NE, Silverton, Oregon. All are welcome to attend.


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