July 25, 1955 - January 28, 2013

Dale Bartley Foster Jr., 57, of Albany, Ore. passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home. Born in Richmond, Calif. to Patricia (Sparks) and Dale Bartley Foster Sr., Dale was raised in the Bay area. He worked in construction in Corning, Calif. before moving to Medford, Ore. where he worked in the auto sales business. Dale was offered a position with Mark Thomas Motors in Albany and had lived and worked in Albany for 14 years.

Dale was a huge NASCAR fan. He loved football too, especially the Oakland Raiders. He had a love of horses and as a younger man had a very accomplished equestrian career winning state of California championships five times in Western Pleasure. But Dale's biggest passion was his grandson's outlaw cage cart racing.

He married Ramona (Brazzeal) June 7, 1997, in Gold Hill, Ore. Ramona survives, as well as daughters, Gabrielle Arnold, of Albany and Emily Foster, of Yoncalla, Ore; son, Bartley Dale Bart Foster III, of Medford; mother, Patricia Foster, of Medford; sisters, Susan Huson and Shelly Lubbers, of Medford; grandson, Bartley Dale Foster IV; niece, Tiara Molina; and grandniece, Payton Molina. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Bartley Foster Sr.

The family is planning a celebration of Dale's life for a later date. Contributions may be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, c/o Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321. Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.