As a young man, he enjoyed spending time at his grandfather’s ranches near his hometown of Lordsburg, New Mexico and in Wyoming.
He graduated from Western New Mexico University and was a band and choir director for many years. He finished his career teaching 6th grade which he enjoyed very much. He loved music and was in a dance band with his close friends and played at many events in Arizona and New Mexico.
He was a devoted father and husband and enjoyed attending the many activities his children were involved in. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he served faithfully in many callings over his lifetime including a mission with his wife Barbara at the Salt Lake Family History Center.
Besides music, he was a man of many talents and interests such as working in his yard spending many hours making his home look beautiful. He was creative and loved art.
Foy loved life and was a friend to everyone. His great sense of humor endeared him to all. Making people laugh was one of his biggest talents. A kind man, he found opportunities to serve others whenever needed and often without being asked.
He was preceded in death by his parents Foy and Effie and his brother Gary. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara, his five children Shannon Vasquez (Adolfo), Bryant Powell (Jennifer Willis), Renee Powell, Troy Powell and Melinda Witson (Clarence II). He will also be missed by nine grandchildren: Adam, Ben and Cira Sandoval, Audrey, Lauren and Kendall Powell, and Ava, Clarence III and Camilla Witson.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15 at the LDS Church, 5620 E Adobe Road, Mesa, AZ. 85205
- Date & Time: October 15, 2022 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
- Venue: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Location: 5620 E Adobe Road Mesa, AZ 85205