Natalie Marie Foster

Natalie Marie Foster

September 16, 1983 - April 13, 2010

Natalie Marie Foster

September 16, 1983 - April 13, 2010


Natalie Marie Foster was born in Riverside California September 16, 1983. She died on April 13th, 2010 at home in San Clemente surrounded by her family.

Natalie was the baby of three girls and was stricken with Rett Syndrome a severe neurologic disease that affects girls both mentally and physically. She bravely fought for 26 years, which was more than predicted for her life. Natalie through it all was always a happy, congenial girl and for most of her life wore a big smile. She attended school and graduated from Tesoro High School special education program.

Although Natalie never spoke a word and spent the last 12 years of her life in a wheelchair, she had a lasting impact on all who knew her and left a special mark on this world.

She was the light of her family’s life and will forever be missed.

She was preceded in death by her older sister Christina who also died of complications of Rett Syndrome in December of 2000.

Natalie is survived by her mom Susan Foster, dad Ralph Foster, big sister Nicole Carlson, brother-in-law Craig Carlson, and niece Chloe Carlson.

Fly away our sweet angel, be with your sister free at last in a place free of pain, free to walk and run, free to talk to your hearts desire. We will miss you with all our hearts but we know that you are finally free at last in a place more beautiful than we can imagine.

Forever loved,
Mom, Dad, Nicole, Craig and Chloe

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79 responses to Natalie Marie Foster

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  1. Dearest Suzie, Ralph and Family,
    We are most saddened to hear of your loss of Natalie. I remember both Christina and Natalie so well from the events you held at you home and with the Rett’s group. I so admire your courage and love. May God be with you always and be with the girls forever, Always in our thoughts, Gwen and Joanna age 27.

  2. Susie and Ralph,
    Our angel Natalie is now with her sister Christina in heaven running, talking, etc. I wanted to thank you for sharing your girls with me. They both touched my life like no other person has ever done. I will miss them but i know they will be waiting for me when i go to heaven when its time. I will cherish the many happy memories i have with them. I remember if i had a bad day when i was in high school it would be cured just by seeing christina and natalie. as you know christina was my soul mate. she couldnt talk but we were always able to communicate as if she could. I thank god for that special friendship. I know i will never find a special friend again in my life like i had with christina. christina seemed to understand me and accept me for who i was when no one else did. i have always had difficulty expressing myself so that even my own parents could understand me. my words always failed me. but with christina no words were needed and she completely understood what i was feeling. even now when i feel like no one is hearing me or understanding me i find myself talking to her as if she were in the same room. i know that might sound strange but it’s the truth. so, thank you again for sharing your girls with not only me but with so many others. I will miss both Christina and nathalie very much but i am comforted by the fact that they are happy in heaven together free from pain and limitations. I hope now that this part of your lives are over. you both will live your lives to the fullest. happy and guilt free. i know for a fact in my heart that that is what the girls want for you both. I know it will take time though. I love you both. please stay in touch.

    god bless,
    katie henness
    21 cala moreya
    laguna niguel, ca 92677

  3. Pep Stenberg says:

    Dear Ralph and Susan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. And I’m glad Natalie is free. Even though I didn’t know her I know she was a blessing to you as our own Lisa Joy is to us. Isn’t God good to loan them to us for a spell? You are in my prayers still, as I just heard about Natalie and your grief must be great.
    With love,
    PEP Stenberg

  4. Dear Ralph and Suzie,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Angel Natalie. Now that Natalie and Christina are together again, we picture them laughing and talking constantly to each other with heavenly happiness.
    Even though we are clear across the country from you, we hope you will call on us anytime just to talk or let us know how we can help. We love you guys and will always be there for you. You have our deepest sympathy.
    God Bless to all,
    Greg and Lisa

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