Dr. Ruth Ann Foster, one of the two founding faculty members of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, died Thursday, Sept. 28, in Hewitt after battling cancer. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 3, at First Baptist Church, Waco. A memorial service will follow at the same location at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, pastor of Waco's Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
The fall Baylor Line told the remarkable story of professor Dr. Lai Ling Ngan, who overcame the debilitation of diabetes to become "Baylor's Spider Woman," deftly climbing The Rock in the campus Student Life Center. That journey pales beside the larger story of her life--the account of how a young Buddhist girl growing up in Hong Kong in the 1950s came to teach Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament courses at Truett Seminary.