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DELMOND FOSTER Delmond "Doc" Foster, 83, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Doc was born in Bloomington, Ind., to parents, Isaac Owen Foster Sr. and Claudia (nee Woolard) Foster. Doc graduated from University High School in Bloomington in 1948. Despite having to overcome an affliction with polio at the age of 16, upon graduation from high school, Doc enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as an airman first class and rear gunner on a B-36 aircraft during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he enrolled in Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, graduating with a bachelor of science degree, and later earning his master's degree. Doc married Betty (nee Bauer) Foster, Aug. 29, 1954. The Foster family moved to Las Vegas in 1961 and Doc began teaching and coaching football and soccer at Western High School. Coach Foster, along with coaches Carroll Johnston and Larry Fromhart went on to win three state championships from 1966-1969. From 1970-1972, Doc was the head football coach at Western. In 1973, Doc accepted a football coaching position as the defensive coordinator and head track coach at Las Vegas High School. In 1976, with the opening of Bonanza High School, Doc accepted the challenge of being part of the team to build a football program at Bonanza. During his tenure at Bonanza (1976-1992), Doc coached football, track and soccer, in addition to teaching physical education, health and driver's education. In 1996, after a 35-year coaching career, Doc was the first inductee into the newly-formed Clark County Coaches Football Hall of Fame. Coach Foster was highly-respected and a well-loved man throughout the coaching community. His home was seen as a welcome place for athletes to congregate and play basketball in the back yard or have a barbeque with fellow coaches and their families. Delmond was preceded in death by his two brothers; and two of his sisters. He is survived by his sister, Ann; wife, Betty; their five children, Lee Ann, Bruce, Brad, Jay and Sheri; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Delmond will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at La Paloma Funeral Home, 5450 Stephanie St., Las Vegas, NV 89122.
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