Elizabeth Ann Schultz of Youngstown, OH and recently Moorhead, MN passed away on Nov. 6, 2023, after living a thriven 94 years.
Known as Beth to all who knew her, she was born on May 15,1929 to Clarence and Mildred (Shave) Schultz of rural Glyndon,MN. She was welcomed by her elder siblings, Amy, Paul, and Marjorie. Amy, being 9 years older, taught Beth to read at a very young age and she grew to love reading everything. School came fairly easy for Beth, and she jumped a couple of grades, graduating from Glyndon High School at age 16. She continued her post-secondary education at the Moorhead Teachers College. She held teaching positions in several area school districts for a few years but teaching was not for her but with her passion for reading, Beth went back to college to earn her degree in library science. Her first and only job as a librarian took her out to Youngstown, OH where the hub of all US libraries was based.
Upon moving to Ohio Beth made it a priority to find a church to join, Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, and to join a symphony choir. She accomplished both and it is how and where she met her husband, William “Bill” Foster. Beth and Bill were united in marriage on July 15,1969 in the Glyndon Congregational Church, and made their home in Youngstown, OH. They lived their married life enjoying their love of music; Beth could look at a new piece of music and play it flawlessly on the piano and sing; Bill was a radio broadcaster for WYSU (Youngstown State University), could play musical instruments and sing, and owned and operated the F-M Music store. Beth and Bill also had a love for traveling as they made several trips to England relishing the Foster/Shave/Webb family ancestors. Tragically, Bill passed away at age 58. He was born in the Youngstown area and had 2 sisters and one brother.
Beth continued to live in her and Bill’s house until November 2022. Beth moved home to Minnesota on May 1,2023 living at River Pointe Assisted Living center in Moorhead, MN. She was an avid bookworm, talented pianist, competitive Scrabbler, and loved a good game of whist. She had great faith in God and his teachings, but also was enthralled in asking important questions to understand topics that didn’t always have an absolute answer/solution. Although Beth and Bill did not have children of their own, Beth has many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed spending time with during every summer and Christmas visits over the years. Beth was proceeded in death by her parents, siblings Amy Vannet, Paul Schultz, and Marjorie Hamilton, and her husband Bill.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Riverside Cemetery in Glyndon, MN.