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Lucy S. Foster, 80

The Baltimore Sun

Lucy S. Foster, a homemaker who enjoyed foxhunting, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her winter home on Cumberland Island, Ga. The longtime Glyndon resident was 80.

Born Lucy Sprague in Boston, she was raised on Commonwealth Avenue in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. She was a 1946 graduate of the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from Sarah Lawrence College.

Mrs. Foster worked briefly as a photographer for several years in Boston, until marrying Franklin Rea Foster in 1952. The marriage ended in divorce.

A resident of Glyndon for nearly 40 years, Mrs. Foster rode until the early 1990s, with the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and the Mount Carmel Hounds. She was also an avid gardener and a member of the Garden Club of 20.

Plans for a memorial service to be held on Cumberland Island were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are a son, Franklin Whittington "Whit" Foster of Glyndon; a daughter, Lucy Foster Flight of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; two brothers, Phineas Sprague of Cape Elizabeth and Shaw Sprague of Boston; three sisters, Millicent Sprague Monks and Jeanette Sprague Hagen, both of Cape Elizabeth, and Julie Sprague of Boston; and five grandchildren.

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