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Pauline Chase Porter

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Entered into rest on Monday, April 10, 2006, at University Hospital, Mrs. Pauline Chase Porter, 85, wife of Bernie Porter.

Mrs. Porter was a native of Hoosick, N.Y. She traveled the world with her husband, who was in the U.S. Army and settled in Augusta in 1959. She and Mr. Porter founded the Augusta Club Shop and operated it for more than 20 years. She was a devoted member, treasurer and chairperson of the veterans committee of the DAR and a member of the Augusta X-POW Association. She was very active in her church, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, and among other roles, she was clerk of the vestry.

Family members include her husband of 64 years, Bernie Porter of Augusta; daughter Pat Gold of Canton, Ga.; son-in-law Dr. Nugget Gold; son Jerry Porter of Deland, Fla.; daughter-in-law Peggy Porter; grandchildren Megan Gold, Michael Gold, Shanna Johnson and husband, Erie Johnson, Kendi Gilmore and husband, Chris Gilmore, Beth Porter Nelson and husband, Major Jay Nelson, and the Rev. Melody Porter; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church on Wheeler Road with the Rev. Harriette Simmons, the Rev. Joe Bowden and the Rev. John Warner officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909 or the Augusta chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 3029 Pine Needle Road, Augusta, GA 30909.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 13, 2006, beginning at 1 p.m. in the church narthex.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 12, 2006
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