Orange County Branch Newsletter

November 2021

ASCE OC Branch

Hugh Foreman, ASCE OC Branch President (1956-1957)

By ASCE OC Branch

Hugh Howell Foreman was the 5th President of the ASCE Orange County Branch, from 1956-1957. 

Hugh Howell Foreman
June 24, 1926 - April 23, 2021

Hugh Howell Foreman, Jr was born June 24, 1926, in his grandparent's home in Los Angeles, to Flossie and Hugh H. Foreman, Sr. He grew up in his parent's home at 1251 Amelia, East L.A., with his younger sister Gayle and dog Buster until he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. After the service, he finished two years at UCLA before transferring to UC Berkeley to obtain a degree in Civil Engineering. But before moving north, he married his Montebello High School sweetheart, Doreen Stanfield.

Hugh and Doreen returned to Whittier to start his career and their family: Curtis, Mark, and Denise. In 1953 they moved to Santa Ana, where Hugh worked for the City Public Works Dept. He then became a partner in Hall and Foreman in 1964, a civil engineering company that exists to this day.

Hugh loved his family and, during the children's school years, enjoyed camping, motorcycling, boating, and traveling. At the age of 43, he committed his life to the Lord Jesus and often gave the Lord credit for the blessings in his life. Hugh and Doreen were generous with their resources and regularly counseled others in the area of marriage and finances. They also traveled the world with friends from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, including visiting various missionaries. After retiring to Post Falls, Idaho, to live near Denise's family for 10 years, they returned to California, settling in Carlsbad and attending North Coast Calvary Chapel, where their son Mark is the pastor.

Hugh went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 23, 2021, in Carmel Valley, San Diego, California, two months shy of 95. He was preceded into heaven by his wife Doreen and his son Curtis. Hugh is survived by his son Mark and his wife Jan, his daughter Denise Troxell and her husband Joe, and his daughter-in-law Paula Foreman. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Hugh was laid to rest on June 6, 2021, at El Camino Memorial Park.


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