Obituary: Toni Footer, 1950 – 2021

PARK CITY, Utah — The Washington Post printed the death notice of Park City’s Toni Footer yesterday. 

Toni Footer. Photo: The Footer Family

Toni was born in Washington, DC, but lived most of her life in suburban Maryland. She and her husband moved full-time to Park City, Utah, in 2015, which was their dream. Toni loved the outdoors to hike, bike, downhill, and cross-country ski. Toni was a strong, irreverent, independent, gentle, sweet, kind, caring, generous, and loving person. She touched many people during her life. Also, she was a chocoholic. Toni was an adoring and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband Fritz Edelstein, her children, who reside in Park City and Cottonwood Heights. They are Josh Footer (Miriam), Jeremy Footer (Tracey), and her grandchildren Jack, Sari, and Leo Footer. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Privot (Susie). In the near future, there will be a memorial service/celebration of life in Park City, which will also be zoomed live. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Women of Har Shalom (WHS) in Park City, the Summit County Clubhouse (SCC), or the charity of your choice. 

Nancy Freifeld, WHS President, in which Footer volunteered on the Board of Directors as the Community Caring Committee Chairwoman, told me, “Toni was reaching out to non-related, new families in the community all the way up until mere hours of her passing to selflessly ensure that they had all the goods, services, and personal connections they needed.” 

SCC Chair Emerita, Sally Jablon, told me, “Toni always made everybody feel as though they were her best friend.” 

Her favorite color being orange, made the sunset last night that much brighter. 

Deer Valley Resort, where Toni Footer worked.
Deer Valley Resort, where Toni Footer worked. Photo: Deer Valley
Members of Toni's family at her shiva service last night.
Members of Toni’s family at her shiva service last night. Photo: Michele Roepke

Toni Footer is remembered at the bima. Photo: Michele Roepke
The orange sky as seen from the Temple Har Shalom last night. Photo: Michele Roepke
Her favorite color, orange, is illuminated in last night’s sunset, taken from Temple Har Shalom in Park City. Photo: Michele Roepke
Endless orange last night. Photo: Root Roepke
The path to nature from the Sanctuary last night. Photo: Michele Roepke
Toni’s memorial service reading. Photo: Michele Roepke


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