In Memory

Edward Foley - Class Of 1960

Edward Foley

Edward Foley


Edward Winston Foley passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Duncan at the age of 76.

Ed was born on August 31, 1942 in Pauls Valley to Edward Winston Sr.and Oleta (Thomas) Foley. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor degree in music and continued his education at New Mexico State University where he earned a masters degree in vocal performance. Ed joined the United States Air Force in 1964. While in the Air Force, he studied Mandarin Chinese at Yale University and served as a Language Intercept Operator while stationed at Udorn Air Force Base in Udorn, Thailand.

Ed married Cyndi, the love of his life, on February 14, 1982. They enjoyed many wonderful, music-filled years together before his passing.

He lived in the Marlow area for more than 32 years and was a well known educator with Marlow Public Schools. A lifelong musician, Ed played many instruments including piano, guitar, and dulcimer. He loved singing and making music and even making his own instruments. Ed led many in worship at various churches over the years and also taught thousands of students in band and vocal music.

Survivors include, his wife, Cyndi Foley of the home, three sons, Alan Foley and wife Charlotte Flynn of Syracuse, NY, Brendon Foley of Denton, TX, Daniel Symonds and wife Tina of Elgin, two daughters, Emily Brashier of Edmond, Stephanie Foley Kelly of Pittsburgh, PA, and eight grandchildren. He was also survived by a brother, James Foley and wife Vicki of Amarillo, TX, a sister, Patricia Foley-Ballard and husband Don of Austin, TX, as well as many cousins.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

Private Memorial Services have been held. Cremation and services was under the care of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. 

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The Johnson High alumni will miss Edward very much.