Jack L. Foote, age 83, a former resident of St. Charles, IL and currently of Tucson, AZ, died Tuesday, August 16, 2022. He was born December 8, 1938, in Omaha, NE.
Jack’s family moved to the Chicago neighborhood of Beverly when he was three years old. Jack graduated from Morgan Park High School where he played both football and golf. He continued his education at Valparaiso University where he met the love of his life, Carolyn (Engerer) Foote. They were married January 27, 1962.
Jack was the “ultimate salesman”, spending over 50 years in the building products industry. After moving to Tucson, he became an independent rep for BABCO, a woman-owned government contract supplier.
Jack was an accomplished golfer. Upon winning a sales contest in 1982 he qualified to play a round with Arnold Palmer, which he cherished his entire life. In he got a Hole-in-One! Jack was the golfer to beat every year during our Foote Family 4th of July golf tournament.
Jack believed in giving time to charities. He served on the Tucson foster care board, but his true love was working with Jasmine Creason at the Diamond Children’s Medical Center on Jasmine’s Lunch Break. This organization is best known for its Christmas in July where Santa brought toys to all the children.
Jack was best known for his optimism, kindness and love of people. He had boundless energy and a huge heart. We will miss him.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Carolyn, two children Wendy Flaherty (Michael) of Winfield, IL, Betsy Marco (Greg) of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren, Emily (Faith) Flaherty, Steven (Mallory) Flaherty and Jacklyn Marco; his sister Gretchen McCleary (David); nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at 1pm on 9/3/2022. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beautiful Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson, AZ 85741 OR Jasmine’s Lunch Break (in memory of Jack Foote), 14875 S. Avenida Cucana, Sahuarita, AZ 85629.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beautiful Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson, AZ 85741 OR Jasmine’s Lunch Break (in memory of Jack Foote), 14875 S. Avenida, Cucana Sahuarita, AZ 85629.