Doris G Fosbender, 97, died peacefully on Friday, January 17th in Firth.
Born June 16th 1922 to Frank and Edith (Barfoot) Kennedy in Waterbury,
Married Bentley J Fosbender in 1943. They had 3 sons.
In 1957 she founded Lincoln Health Foods, the first health food store in
Lincoln. Doris, her husband, and later her son Don ran the store. The
business thrived for 60 years.
In 1972 Doris and Bentley purchased lake property as a tree and wildlife
refuge. She has received numerous conservation awards including Nebraska
Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist (1975) by the Sunday Journal and Star,
Soil and Water Conservation Steward (1987) by the State of Nebraska,
Outstanding Tree Planter (1992) by Nemaha Natural Resources District, and
Nebraskaland Acres for Wildlife Award of Merit by Nebraska Game and
She took great joy in her later years in family, friends, gardening, and
Preceded in death by: her parents, husband Bentley, sister Frances Kennedy,
and son Dave.
Survived by: sons Don (Peggy) and Steve;
Granddaughters Julie (Jared), and Tasha (Jake).
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.
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