DOWNEY - Alfred Monroe Foster, a star athlete on the Downey High School football team where he earned the nickname "the Jim Thorpe of Downey," died Sept. 7He was born May 5, 1921. His great-great-grandfather was the first mayor of Los Angeles. Foster attended schools in Downey before going to Fullerton Junior College and later the University of New Mexico. He worked as a manger of the Simpson Buick car dealership in Downey for several years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn D. Foster; and two daughters, Devereaux Allane and Diana Lee. A celebration of life service was held Oct. 22 at the Rio Hondo Event Center in Downey.
********** Published: December 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 33