Maryhelen E. Porter, 17, a resident of Deming, passed away Thursday November 8, 2012 at University Medical Center in El Paso.
A memorial service will be this Thursday, November 15th, at 11 o'clock in the morning at Living Word Family Church, with Pastor Lorraine Silva officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Mary was born Janurary 26, 1995 in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Anthony and Rose (Chavez) Porter. She has lived in Deming for 15 years and was currently a student at the Cesar Chavez Charter High School.
Mary had a special concern for stray animals of all kinds and always had time and made the effort to take care of them. She was very social and had such a magnetic personality that those around her always had a good time.
She was a member of Living Word Family Church and loved being with her friends and family.
She is survived by her mother, Rose Porter of Deming; 2 brothers, Anthony Porter Jr. of Deming, Chris Chavez of Santa Rosa; 1 sister, Marla Saenz of Deming, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Porter Sr. on April 3, 2002.
Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory. To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at
Baca's is located at 811 S. Gold Avenue, Deming, NM, 88030. Phone: (575)546-9671.

Published in Deming Headlight on Nov. 15, 2012