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Obituary for Herbert Foore

March 21, 1936 - June 4, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 81


Herbert Glenn Foore, ("Herb"), 81 of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 4, 2017, following a brief illness. Herb was preceded in death by his brother Ralph Foore, Jr. Herb is survived by the love of his life, Shelvie Jean Friend Foore, whom he adored, his sister Lois Foore Denham, two sons, Glenn, (Paula), Dwayne, (Deborah), and grandchildren Darrelle Foore, Jessie Wright, (Jordan), Creel Foore, and Mindi Foore.

Herb was born March 21, 1936, in Robertsdale, Pennslyvania, and moved to Akron, Ohio. He attended Hower Vocational High School, where he met and fell in love with Shelvie. They married in 1956 and remained totally devoted to one another for 61 years.

After high school, Herb transitioned from part time to full time at Ornamental Iron, in Akron. They moved to Houston, Texas in 1971 where he would begin a 29 year career with Berger Iron Works, Inc. He was Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner. He retired from Berger in 2000, and thereafter he and Shelvie moved to Austin, Texas to be closer to their children.

Herb was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was smart, with a quick wit and twinkle in his eye. Mostly, he was a kind and caring man with a heart of gold. He will be missed by family and friends alike.

A Celebration of Herb's life will be held on Sunday June 11 from 1:00-4:00 at Shelvie's home. Contact or 512-587-9621 for directions.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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