Anne Monica Foreman
EDMOND A funeral mass of Christian burial for Anne Monica Foreman, 93, Edmond, will be held to honor and celebrate Anne's life at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Edmond. A rosary will be held the night before, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Crawford Family Funeral Home in Edmond.
Anne Foreman finally made it and her family and friends that proceeded her in death are now enjoying eternity with her. Anne passed through death's door and into the arms of Jesus on July 10, 2018.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday, at Highland Cemetery, Lawton.
Come-and-go visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, as well as one hour prior to services on Friday.
She was born in Tippicanoe, Ohio, to Anna and Mike Figura, immigrants from Austria-Hungary. Her dad Mike, a glass maker, died while she was just 4 years old. Her mother married Mike Rakoci, a tomb stone engraver of Farrell, Pennsylvania and that is where Anne remained until she married Elmer L Foreman Jr., of Reading, Penn. As a youngster Anne was feisty, smart and bright. She aspired to be a Nurse, however, her step dad didn't want her to go that route, so she became a book keeper which she did for him as well as other businesses in and around Farrell and Sharon, Penn.
Anne married Elmer L. Foreman Jr. on Dec. 29, 1945, soon after he returned from the war. They moved to Reading, Penn., and resided with his parents and siblings. Anne and Elmer had four children: Christine Ann Booth, Riverwoods, Ill, Elmer L. Foreman III, Edmond, Frank Joseph Foreman and Mary Elizabeth Donahue, both of Lawton, and deceased.
At the outbreak of the Korean War Elmer was called back to active duty and Anne became a military wife with all the duties incumbent of that position, which she performed flawlessly. Elmer remained in the service until 1971 and retired a Master Sergeant at Fort Sill.
Anne and Elmer were quite the dancers and did all the smooth moves of the 40s and 50s (read jitter bug) until their bodies just couldn't handle it anymore. Throughout their lives they both remained quite contemporary in their love for music. When Elvis Presley hit the scene in the fifties, while keeping books at a record company in Sharon, Penn., her boss at the time, said Elvis was just a flash in the pan to which mother replied, "Oh no Elvis is the real deal". History proved that one out. To go along with her love for music and dance, Anne was also an avid Cowboy's fan.
As a military family, Anne, Elmer and children did what military families do. They moved, and moved again, and moved again. From Fort Knox, Ky.; to Fort Carson, Colo.; to Augsburg, Germany; to Fort Riley, Kan.; to Fort Sheridan, Ill.; and eventually Fort Sill, where Anne and Elmer retired.
Anne was able to live out her dream of becoming a nurse when she graduated from Triton College, Chicago, Ill., in 1970 earning an Associate degree in Nursing. After moving to Lawton, Anne was a registered nurse at Comanche Country Memorial Hospital. She worked the orthopedic ward as well as the emergency room. She retired from nursing while serving as the in-service coordinator.
Anne was not done working and became the church secretary at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Lawton. Anne was very strong in her Catholic Faith and taught religious education to both teenagers and adults, sang in the choir, and became a Eucharistic Minister while at Blessed Sacrament. Anne moved to Edmond, where she became an active member of St. Monica's Catholic Church.
Anne moved into the nursing home, Baptist Village of Oklahoma City for long term care in 2013 where she resided until her death.
Anne is survived by two children, Christine Anne Booth and her husband Charles; Elmer L. Foreman III and his wife Bernadette; 10 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. She certainly lived life to it's fullest and she will be missed by many, however we are all grateful that she is now in the arms of Jesus.
Her sister, Mary Morroco; and her older brother, Mike Figura, Farrell, Penns., both preceded her in death, as well as her mom, dad, and step dad.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Oklahoma Nurses Association, 1111 North Lee Ave. #243 Oklahoma City, Ok 73103.