Miriam Bolwell Foerster passed away on February 28, 2021. She is survived by her two daughters, Joanna (Jody) McLaren, Beth Hedenburg, her sister, Judith B. Mills, her three grandchildren Joshua Copeland, Zachary Copeland, Emmaline Mead Hedenburg, two great granddaughters, Emily and Alayna Copeland, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lloyd "Bud" Foerster, her son, George "Chip" Hedenberg, her sister Joan Veres, her brother Glenn Bolwell and her son-in-law Michael "Mike" McLaren.
Miriam (or Mim) was born on May 1, 1930 in Providence Rhode Island. She attended Barrington, RI High School and Elon College. She volunteered for Community Friendship in Vermont, encouraged her children to be service-oriented, knitted, sewed, and made Macrame hangings. She was an excellent seamstress and even made her daughter's Prom dresses.
She was also an artist and avid traveler, but had called Hendersonville, TN her home for the past 20 years. She loved animals and enjoyed exhibiting her artwork locally as well as teaching painting to others. Most recently she enjoyed holding painting lessons at her retirement community, Park Place, in Hendersonville, TN.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 am on the morning of Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Sumner County Humane Society in memory of Mim Foerster.