City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Ronald Foulds

Cary, North Carolina

Age 92.
Died 03/21/2024.

Ronald Foulds
Ronald B. Foulds, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2024, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. His Lord allowed him to maintain his terrific sense of humor and enjoyment of life and loved ones until his final moments. He was born in Teaneck, NJ on December 25, 1931, son of the late Andrew Kip and Ethelwyn Johnson Foulds. He is also predeceased by his older brother, Andrew Kip Foulds, Jr.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Siehl Foulds. Ron and Nancy first lived in the Pittsburgh area, then Gaithersburg, Maryland and, only recently, in North Carolina. Ron was active in his community with the Darnestown Civic Association, was a founding member of the Darnestown Swim and Racquet Club, active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. They attended Gaithersburg Presbyterian church while living in Maryland and were active members. Ron led Bible studies, served as elder and trustee, hosted small groups and, as they got older, Ron and Nancy enjoyed being active participants in the senior VIPS group. He traveled much of the world with his wife and friends and never passed up an opportunity to go sailing.

Ron graduated from the University of Michigan in 1953 with a BSE. He loved his time there and enjoyed singing in the Glee Club, his Chi Psi fraternity, and being elected as class Vice President. His family thinks it only appropriate that he passed the year his beloved Michigan football team won the NCAA National Championship. Later, Ron attended the University of Pittsburgh and received an MS in Mechanical Engineering (1959) and an MBA (1965).

During his career, Ron spent time with Bettis Atomic Power Lab designing nuclear power reactors for submarines (USS Nautilus) and aircraft carrier (USS Enterprise). He managed engineering and development of nuclear power plant refueling technology. He joined the Atomic Energy Commission, then the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct research for safety of nuclear power reactors.

Ron will be deeply missed by his children, Judy Paulson (Walt), Doug Foulds (Jodi), Kathy Foulds (Ben Krensky), Grandchildren Andy, Abby, Kelsey, Jonathan, David (Rachel), Ava, Chloe, Natalie, Leah, and Great Granddaughter, Emery.

Ron will be dearly remembered for his positive attitude, witty puns, laughter, and deep commitment to his wife, church, community, friends and family. His long life and marriage modeled to all of us what a godly life with integrity looks like. He will be very missed.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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