Jean Suzanne Foster Bolton


Jean Suzanne Foster Bolton passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 6, 2017.

Jean was born in Mobile, Alabama, on November 6, 1946, to Dr. and Mrs. John Foster. She graduated from Foley High School in 1965, Duke University with a BA in 1969 and the University of Alabama with an MA in 1971. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1979.

Jean married local attorney W. Donald Bolton Jr. on June 4, 1971. They were blessed with 46 wonderful years of marriage, three children (Kate, Will and Jeb) and four grandchildren (Charlotte, Annie, Addie and Charlie).

Kate, a PhD student at UCLA, lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters. Will is completing a fellowship at Duke University. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children. Jeb and his wife live in Ohio, where he is practicing law.

Jean moved back to Baldwin County and started practicing medicine in 1979. For over 35 years, she cared for patients in Baldwin County, Mobile County and George County, Mississippi.

Inspired by her father, Jean had a passion for the practice of medicine. She loved the close personal connections medicine provided, and through her dedication to patient care, she instilled in her children the values of kindness, compassion and hard work.

Jean is survived by her mother, Bebe Foster; her sister, Patricia Foster; her brother, J. Don Foster; her husband, Don Bolton; her three children, Kate Bolton Bonnici, Will Bolton and Jeb Bolton; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She will always be Beanie to her four, soon to be five, grandchildren.

Jean will be remembered by her family and friends for her ear-to-ear smile, her warmth and empathy, her love of art and music and her joy in the practice of medicine.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 506 N. Pine St., Foley.

A funeral service will be celebrated at 3 p.m.

Private family interment at Pine Rest.

Memorial donations may be made to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, Office of MCI Development, 300 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688, 251-460-7032.

Arrangements by Pine Rest Funeral Home, Foley.