Mary passed peacefully in her home on January 10, 2013. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 30, 1934, the beloved daughter of the late John and Martha McLauchlan. Mary was also the loving wife of the late Col. Robert O. Porter of Pacific Beach.
A professionally licensed midwife, she worked in hospitals and medical centers in New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. She was a patron of the San Diego Symphony, enjoyed the San Diego Youth Ensemble and loved the opera. Mary volunteered at Darlington House in La Jolla and with the Freedom Foundation. She was an active member of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. She loved to travel and spent time in the Tropics, Scandinavian and European ports of call.
Mary is survived by three brothers; a sister; four stepchildren; and five grandchildren.
Services were held on February 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave., La Jolla. Private interment followed at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
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